The changing of the seasons can cause havoc on the skin. From the drop in temperatures to battling against the elements, this can lead to skin feeling tighter or drier than usual.
As we would swap our clothing for the colder months, there are certain changes we need to take in our beauty routines. From using more hydrating ingredients and avoiding harsh chemicals to picking a warming scent, these are the top tips on how to winter-ify beauty routines.
While there is no real prominent season for dandruff, Winter can cause havoc on the scalp with the air less humid and skin feeling drier. Many people may even find themselves cutting down on shampooing due to the colder temperatures not causing hair to become as greasy, however this leads to the build up of excess products and in turn generates harsher flakes on the scalp.
Using an anti-dandruff shampoo such as Urtekram’s Brown Sugar Shampoo, RRP £6.69 for 250ml, allows the scalp to receive extra care and keep it in balance. Using golden cane sugar crystals, along with moisture magnet, aloe vera, this provides a soft foam and nourishing ingredients directly to the scalp. Remember when using an organic shampoo such as Urtekram’s make sure to wash the hair with shampoo twice before rinsing completely.
Your Winter Beauty Routine – Pick a Warming Scent
In the Summer months, it is common to look for cooling ingredients and scents such as a refreshing Peppermint, however in the Autumn we want to feel warm from the inside out. Think of Pumpkin, Cinnamon or even a warming Spicy Orange scents to lather our bodies as we have a cosy night in.
Try Urtekram’s Spicy Orange Blossom Body Wash, RRP £6.49 or the Spicy Orange Blossom Body Lotion, RRP £6.99, to leave skin with the alluring scent of orange perfectly balanced with warming spices. The body wash and lotion both contain caring ingredients, such as aloe vera, to help hydrate the skin.
Your Winter Beauty Routine – Avoid Harsh Ingredients
During the winter, it’s important to ensure that you’re using hydrating ingredients which will nourish the skin rather than strip it back even further. Products containing acids, such as glycolic and salicylic, which tend to exfoliate can irritate some people’s skin especially in the Winter months when skin is more sensitive.
To ensure skin is left feeling silky soft with the deeper layers hydrated, try Organic Series’ Moisturising Cream Forte, RRP £30 for 50ml.
With a botanical mix of aloe vera, flax and cotton, this will strengthen the protective barrier of the skin and restore a bright and radiant complexion. Infused with shea butter, Vitamin E and Argan Oil, these ingredients also help to rejuvenate and protect the skin against UV radiation and free radicals. With a light texture and fast absorption, the cream is ideal for both before makeup and nightly.