Those chilly mornings are getting colder and I definitely feel as though I’m needing a little more skin coverage now the days are greyer. Always one to impress the need for a fantastic beauty regime starting at skincare level, I’ve teamed up with Evolve Beauty, bagging their best winter skin radiance tips.
Over to them for some expert info, about how to protect our skin during the darker months…
Crisp leaves, bright frosty mornings and festive gatherings make this our favourite time of the year, but it’s not so easy on your skin. Central heating, biting winds and a lack of sunshine can combine to leave skin tight, dry and uncomfortable. Our top five winter skincare tips are the key to avoiding dullness and sensitivity and sail through the season with your natural glow intact.
Deep Cleanse (Gently)
Winter isn’t the time for stripping the skin with harsh peels and acids. Instead do a daily deep cleanse with a gentle cleanser to keep the skin clean and protected.
Look for a balm that is soap-free to keep the skin PH balance neutral, and massage it into the skin in small circles, working from the centre of the face out. Lay a warm muslin or cotton cloth over the face then gently wipe away the cleanser, rinsing between sweeps.
TRY: Evolve Gentle Cleansing Melt, £18 for 100ml, containing organic Rose and Vanilla for skin-soothing bliss
Change Your Routine
Long days and dark nights can make sticking to your nightly routine tricky as the urge to hibernate takes hold. We advise doing your daily skincare regime earlier in the night, as soon as you get home (right before you put on your PJ’s) to make it a lot easier to stick to.
Two in one products can be a godsend if you find it hard to keep to routines
TRY: Evolve Micellic Cleanser, £16 for 100ml, an ingenious 2 in 1 cleanser and toner for all skin types
Stick to Serum
A nourishing, hydrating serum offers an additional layer of protection against environmental damage for all skin types.
Look for one rich in Hyaluronic Acid, which works by increasing the amount of moisture the skin can hold by up to 1000 times, plumping fine lines and minimising skins exposure to dryness.
TRY: Hyaluronic Serum 200, £28 for 30ml, which offers 200mg Hyaluronic Acid per bottle
Many of us simply slather on our moisturiser with little thought to the application, but did you know that using a tapping motion, rather than rubbing, can make it much more effective?
Start at the cheekbones and using the first two fingers of each hand, lightly tap in the product. This helps tone the skin and increases blood flow to the face, as well as ensuring your moisturiser sinks into the skin better.
TRY: Daily Renew Facial Cream, £24 for 60ml, which combines Hyaluronic Acid and Argan Oil – ideal for a natural glow
A weekly mask will encourage the skins natural cell turnover, keeping it looking fresh and free from itchy winter tightness.
Look for one with really luxurious ingredients and a revitalising element to ensure that it’s a real treat to look forward to.
TRY: Radiant Glow Mask, £18 for 60ml, which is made with raw cacao and sweet almond oil for a blissful, deeply moisturising treatment
Find out more at evolvebeauty.co.uk