Our face is on show pretty much all the time and is therefore vulnerable to changes in the weather. We all know that when it is hot, we need to cover our face up to protect it from the sun’s UV rays with hats, sunglasses and sun cream. However, we also need to take steps to protect our face in cold weather, as it can be aggravating and damaging to skin.
When the weather is cold there are low humidity levels and this dry air affects skin negatively by causing stress and drawing moisture away from the skin, plus harsh winds further exacerbate this. The sebum production in our skin slows down and the skin barrier becomes dry, which can make skin look tired and dull. Our face can also become itchy, irritated, dry and flaky. Skin conditions like dermatitis and eczema may also appear or flare up. So, it is really important to protect our faces to help our skin to combat the effects of the cold weather.
One way to protect your face from the cold is by wearing accessories like scarfs and warm hats. However, for most of us the main part of our face will still be on show and subject to the cold weather. The best way to protect your face from the cold is to give skin superb hydration and protection using great skin care like Nakin’s Natural Anti-Ageing Range. Highly effective skincare and layering products correctly is really beneficial in cold weather. Following a routine morning and evening will help to keep your skin healthy, soft, glowing and comforted, even in harsh cold environments.
Cleansing is important as it clears away dead skin cells and helps condition skin, as well as providing a smooth clear base for products applied after cleansing such as serums, oils and face creams. Begin your routine with cleansing using a face product like our Anti-Ageing Advanced Cleansing Milk which is a fresh comforting anti-ageing face cleanser and packed with natural oils and extracts. After the cleansing milk tone skin using a natural product like our Anti-Ageing Purifying Face Toner, which removes the last traces of cleanser, detoxes and prepares skin for the actives applied after toning.
The next layer is the face treatments like serums and oils, which reach deep down into skin to condition and hydrate. Serum is applied first as it contains the most potent actives to correct and these can reach deeper levels of skin. For an uplifting natural treatment use our Anti-Ageing Performance Face Serum to smooth and repair skin. It also deeply hydrates with hyaluronic acid. The next layer after serum is using a calming nourishing face oil like our Anti-Ageing Revitalising Face Oil. This is designed to be used all year round, but it is especially amazing for the face and neck in the colder months as it helps to replace the moisture loss in skin that happens in winter, as well as intensely conditioning dull, dry or irritated skin.
Eye cream is next and is really important as cold weather can particularly affect the delicate thinner skin around the eyes. The eyes are very sensitive, so skin around the eyes benefits from a special springy hydrating and reviving fragrance-free formula like our Anti-Ageing Eye Cream Complex.
The next layer is face cream which will seal in the nourishment and hydration from the serum and oil; as well as providing more hydration, protection and nutrients. Good face cream moisturisers are designed to protect your face and neck like no other product can. Nakin’s face creams contain a huge number of natural actives, including jojoba oil which is like a liquid wax that provides invisible protection to skin. Use a face cream moisturiser that suits your skin type as it can really make a difference to skin; oily and dry skin have different needs. Skin will be drier in the winter though. If you have more dry, combination or normal skin then treat it to intense hydration and a beautiful long-lasting dewy glow with our Anti-Ageing Active Dew Face Cream. If your skin is oilier, combination or normal and you prefer a more matt look, then moisturise skin with our Anti-Ageing Matt Formula Face Cream.
After moisturising the face move onto the lips. Lips can really take a battering in cold weather and become very dry, sore and cracked. They will benefit from a gorgeous hydrating plumping product like our Anti-Ageing Lip Treatment Balm as it contains the best butters and oils to keep lips looking and feeling great.
The final step to protect skin from the face is to consider sun protection, even when it is very cold. Our skin needs sunlight to produce vitamin D, but UV rays are damaging and ageing to skin. Sunscreen is especially important when skiing and in snowy weather, as the snow reflects UV rays, and when skiing at a high altitude the effect of the sun is stronger.
We hope that you found our feature helpful about how to look after your face in the cold weather. It is definitely worth taking extra special care of your skin in the winter months, as the cold weather can cause a lot of stress. At Nakin we love looking as good as we can naturally. When it comes to skincare products, we believe in using natural skincare that is kind to skin. The nice thing is that amazing natural skincare products like Nakin’s are really nourishing and boosting to skin, as they are filled with plant ingredients. Following a good skin regime morning and evening, as well as using cruelty free skincare is the best way to keep your skin clean, smooth and glowing. At Nakin we believe in looking as good as we can naturally, and this is why we developed our award winning anti-ageing skincare range. A healthy lifestyle combined with always using the best skincare products is one of the easiest things you can do to enhance your look naturally.
Nakin are dedicated to achieving beautiful skin at every age using the best natural ingredients. To find out more about Nakin and our award-winning anti-ageing skincare then visit us at www.nakinskincare.com Nakin produce natural face products for all skin types, including sensitive skin. The full range can be found here and is designed to help skin to thrive and flourish by using the best plant active ingredients. Everything is cruelty free and made in the UK. If you would like to get in touch with Nakin then please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org We would love to hear your thoughts and are also available to offer skincare and product advice.