Winter, with its crisp air and snowy landscapes, is a truly beautiful season. However, it often brings with it a set of challenges for your skin. The cold weather and dry air can cause your skin to become dry, flaky, and uncomfortable. But there's no need to despair - with the right skincare routine, your skin can remain healthy and vibrant all winter long, even if you’re struggling with menopausal skin changes. And even more importantly, the season changing brings about everyone’s favourite retail holiday - Black Friday, of course. Stay tuned for how you can revamp your skincare routine for the changing seasons with our Black Friday discounts!
Understanding the impact of winter weather on your skin is the first step towards effective skincare. The drop in temperature and humidity levels can dehydrate your skin, while harsh winds can lead to redness and irritation. This is why winter often sees an increase in skin-related issues, especially if you’re already experiencing skin concerns due to changing hormone levels.
To combat these challenges, you should consider investing in a more hydrating skincare routine during winter. Look for moisturisers rich in emollients and humectants. Emollients, like plant oils and mineral oil, soften the skin, while humectants, such as glycerin and hyaluronic acid, help to retain moisture. This combination can help to lock in moisture and create a protective barrier on your skin. Investing in deeply moisturising Skincare is the most essential step in achieving glowing skin year-round. Vive’s Tri-Active formula is chocked full of moisturisers to keep skin plump and protected. Whether you’re getting organised for Christmas or treating yourself this winter, get 50% off the entire Vive range as part of our Black Friday Sale!
In addition to moisturising, exfoliation is another key step in your winter skincare routine. Dead skin cells can accumulate on the surface of your skin, leading to a dull and lifeless complexion. By gently exfoliating, you can remove these dead skin cells, allowing your moisturiser to penetrate more deeply and work more effectively. However, moderation is key; over-exfoliation can strip your skin of its natural oils, leading to more harm than good.
Despite the chill in the air, you may be surprised to learn that sunscreen is just as crucial in winter as it is in summer. A common misconception is that the sun's damaging UV rays are less potent during winter. This could not be further from the truth. In fact, snow can reflect up to 80% of UV rays, effectively doubling your exposure. This is why it's important to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen every day, regardless of the weather. Even if it's not snowing just yet, SPF is still an important part of your skincare routine. UVB rays might be diminished by the cloudy day, but UVA rays are still able to permeate the skin and cause damage. Don’t be fooled by a dreary day, SPF is still crucial to maintaining your skin’s health.
One essential aspect of skincare that often goes unnoticed is the importance of paying attention to your skin's unique needs. Everyone's skin is different, and what works for one person may not work for another. Don't be afraid to experiment with different products and routines until you find what works best for you.
While it's crucial to adapt your skincare routine to the changing seasons, it's equally important to listen to your skin. With the right care and attention, you can keep your skin looking and feeling its best all winter long.
A prime example of a product suited to winter skincare is Vive's Day Defence Cream. This cream not only offers broad-spectrum SPF protection but also contains hydrating ingredients to keep your skin moisturised. It's particularly beneficial for those experiencing menopausal skin changes thanks to the infusion of CBD - a powerful anti-inflammatory. Sounds good to you? Get 50% off all Vive products as part of our Black Friday Sale!