Hi everyone! My name is Gaby and I write the blog anothergirlyblg.blogspot.co.uk and when Rachel asked if I wanted to write a guest blogpost for her, I jumped at the chance.
This post is going to be all about Winter Skincare, and what to do to keep your skin hydrated and radiant in the cold Winter months.
One of the biggest problems you will find with your skin during winter is that it dries out so here are 6 top tips on how to keep your skin hydrated!
1. Moisturise more! It's really that easy, I like to make sure that I moisturise every evening before bed and around October time I switch from a light to a rich replenishing moisturiser (I use one from Simple)
2. Wear suncream! I know this sounds silly when (if you live in England especially) you never see the sun anyway. However the sun's glare off the snow can actually damage your skin, so if you are wearing make up - go for something with SPF.
3. Look after your hands too! Your face is not the only place where the cold can irritate skin, your skin is thinnest on your hands which is why you often get itchiness or dry skin in the Winter. My tip would be to always wear gloves outside (avoiding scratchy woolen ones) and use hand cream at least twice a day - I love the handcreams from Vaseline.
4. Avoid face peels! If you like using harsh peels, masks or any alchohol based products on your skin, don't! They strip your skin of natural oils and can be really nasty to already dry and damaged skin.
5. Don't wear wet clothes! It's really as simple as that, it can irritate your skin as well as sometimes give you nasty illnesses
6. Although many people say drink more to hydrate your skin, this isn't really the case. A dehydrated person's skin will benefit from drinking more but your skin does not reflect how much water you drink. You should continue drinking throughout Winter for your health, simply because if your health is good, your skin will be too.
Winter is never kind to your lips either, so make sure you carry plenty of lip balm around with you (SPF would be even better) to avoid getting chapped lips in the cold.
I hope you have enjoyed reading this post, and thank you so much to Rachel for having me! All my details are below.