Winter Skincare Tips

People often ask us why our skin becomes dry in Winter as well as Summer.  Smitten skincare and makeup is designed by Australian’s for Australian skin conditions. We have cold, dry winters which can make our skin cranky!  Plus we move in and out of heated rooms and cars  into the cold and the wind. This confuses our skin and can cause all sorts of skin changes from flaky skin, to breakouts and dehydration.


Don’t

Have longer and hotter showers… who is guilty of that in the Winter?

Do NOT EVER put your face directly under the hot water stream – you will dehydrate your skin as much as going and lying out in the sun without sunscreen on! Plus you will strip the natural protective layer, the acid mantle, which can then cause extra oil production and breakouts.


Do

Up your exfoliation, as your skin doesn’t sweat the way it does in Summer which provides a natural exfoliation. You need to exfoliate otherwise your skincare products cannot get into your skin to do any good.  Often in Winter we see our skin becomes flaky…exfoliating with a gentle product will help!  We recommend the Smitten Face Exfoliator suitable for all skin types.


Do

Make sure you apply a cream moisturiser in the mornings to ‘lock in’ your natural oils. You can also layer up your skincare don’t be frightened to apply your Smitten Serum and then apply your moisturiser over the top.


Don’t

Switch your product range too frequently.

Constantly shifting from one product range to the next won’t directly harm your skin. But you should always give your body time to react to the ingredients. If you change too frequently you do not give the products a chance to give you visible results. This can take up to 30 days to see as the average cell turnover is 28 days. If it’s a basic skincare product like cleanser or moisturiser, it’s often best to find a few staples and stick to them the majority of the time.


Do

Changing some of your products within the same skincare range to suit either Winter or Summer skin conditions is good for your skin. Ask your Smitten professional they will know.


Do

Nothing is as anti ageing as regular facials. You need to invest in your skin and it’s good for your soul! Find a Smitten Stockists Salon near you.


Do

Yes even in Winter wear sunscreen and don’t forget that all Smitten Foundations have 15+ natural sun block. Apply after your serum and moisturiser… it’s like putting on a jumper before you go outside… that little bit of extra protection. Smitten Foundations will protect and nourish your skin all day!


Smitten Products we recommend for Winter Skin

  

 

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