Winter Skincare - Necessity has you Covered!

Winter skincare requires special attention due to our harsh weather conditions that can wreak havoc on your skin. Here's a guide, and some product suggestions, to help you keep your skin healthy, hydrated, and glowing during the cold months:

  1. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize: Cold air, wind, and indoor heating can strip your skin of its natural oils, leading to dryness and irritation. Opt for a rich, nourishing serum, or face oil like Necessity Fixaderm to keep your skin hydrated. Look for ingredients like sweet almond oil, rosehip oil and evening primrose oil, which help lock in moisture.
  2. Use a gentle cleanser: Avoid harsh, drying cleansers that can further dehydrate your skin. Opt for a gentle, hydrating cleanser that will effectively remove dirt and impurities without stripping away essential oils.
  3. Exfoliate regularly: Cold weather can lead to a buildup of dry, flaky skin. Exfoliation helps remove dead skin cells, allowing your moisturizer to penetrate more effectively. However, be cautious not to over-exfoliate, as it can further irritate dry skin. Choose a gentle exfoliant and limit exfoliation to once or twice a week. Using Necessity Bettaderm with some sugar or salt as a natural exfoliant will also nourish your skin while removing tired cells.
  4. Protect your skin: Even though it's cold outside, UV rays can still damage your skin, especially if there's snow on the ground, which reflects sunlight. Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher daily, focusing on exposed areas like your face, neck, and hands.
  5. Hydrate from the inside out: Drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated from within. Cold weather and indoor heating can dehydrate your body, so make sure to drink at least eight glasses of water a day.
  6. Use a humidifier: Indoor heating can zap the moisture from the air, leading to dry skin. Using a humidifier in your home can help add moisture back into the air, keeping your skin hydrated.
  7. Protect your lips: Your lips are particularly prone to dryness and chapping during the winter months. Use a nourishing lip balm with ingredients like beeswax, shea butter, and coconut oil to keep them soft and hydrated. The Necessity Lip Balm range is naturally organic and nourishing with delicious, edible flavours.
  8. Take shorter, lukewarm showers: While hot showers may feel comforting in the winter, they can actually strip your skin of its natural oils, leading to dryness. Opt for shorter, lukewarm showers to prevent further dehydration.
  9. Eat a healthy diet: Foods rich in essential fatty acids, antioxidants, and vitamins can help nourish your skin from the inside out. Incorporate foods like avocados, nuts, fatty fish, fruits, and vegetables into your diet to support healthy, glowing skin.
  10. Consider a heavier night cream: In addition to your daytime moisturizer, consider using a heavier night cream during the winter months to provide extra hydration and repair while you sleep.

By following these tips, you can help protect your skin from the harsh effects of winter and keep it looking healthy and radiant all season long.