It is that time of the year when hibernating actually sounds like a good idea. Who wants to brave the cold to go out and socialise anyway? Winter might be a great time to lay low, but don’t forget to take care of your skin during these colder months.

Keep your skin hydrated. Staying inside in front of heaters and facing the harsh wind outside can leach the moisture out of your skin. This will make it more susceptible to showing signs of ageing. Keep your skin hydrated with hyaluronic acid or a niacinamide serum (We love Regenerate’s Reinvigorate Vitamin B Serum).

Protect your lips. The skin on your lips is very thin. Make sure that you show them some love this winter by investing in a good paraben free lip balm.

Wear sunscreen. People often think that just because they are not going to be sitting on a beach somewhere sipping a cocktail, they won’t be getting any sun. Even in winter, excess exposure to the sun’s rays can cause damage to your skin. A good idea is to use a moisturiser that contains sun protection. 

Winter is the time for IPL. It doesn’t matter if its photorejuvenation or hair reduction, winter is the time for IPL. These treatments can make your skin a little bit more sensitive to the sun. In winter, we don’t spend a lot of time in the sun anyway so it is a perfect match. An added bonus is that your skin will be ready to go for warmer weather when it arrives.

If you look after your skin in winter, you will thank yourself when Summer arrives.