Have you noticed as it gets colder, your skin gets drier? Maybe you would not notice this inside due to the absence of air conditioning, however the outdoor fresh air certainly now has a drying effect. So, what can you do to take care of your skin in dry weather? As we know, majority parts of Australia are quite dry during the year, so in this post we will talk about how to best take care of your skin in the dry weather.
What is the climate like in Australia?
Did you know that the climates in Australia extend all the way from Tropical in the far north, Subtropical in most of Coastal Queensland, Temperate on the southern coastline, and dry Mediterranean on the West Coast? Meanwhile, large sections of internal Australia are pure desert. This means there is no one climate or weather in Australia, and therefore not one recommended skincare routine. In addition, you can never go wrong with SPF 50 sunscreen all year round to keep your skin looking young.
Top Skincare tips for dry weather
This is a skincare tip that is valid in every weather, part of the world, climate, and time of day. Moisturising your skin keeps it supple, hydrated, and better at fighting off pathogens. However, in the drier months, a heavier oil-based moisturiser can be a better option when compared to a water based one. Check out our favourite winter moisturiser here.
2. Use a Gentle Cleanser
Just like in the summer, cleansing your skin from dirt and your makeup is a must do in your skin care routine. However, consider switching to a gentle cleanser to remove dirt, dust, and pollutants from the surface layer of your skin. Lightweight cleansers do a good job of cleaning your skin, without stripping vital oils that keep your skin’s moisture in place.
- Do Not forget to Exfoliate
While removing the dead skin cells from the surface of your skin may feel like it is stripping away a layer of protection. Removing the dead skin cells will encourage new cell growth. This will keep your skin supple, firm, and better at keeping itself moisturised. The accumulation of dead skin cells can also contribute to acne and other skincare concerns that you do not need in addition to the dry air.
- Grab the Lip balm
The cool and dry air will not only dehydrate your skin, but also your lips. That is why grabbing a moisturising lip balm can help you keep your lips from cracking. Have a look at the lip balms offered at Wonderlab and consider adding them to your purse or bag whenever you go out. Sometimes, lip balms have SPF and can protect your lips from the sun as well as the wind. After all, you do not want wind burn or chapped lips!
Just because it is cooler, does not mean the harmful UV rays are any less intense. To help protect your skin from premature aging, keep using 50 SPF sunscreen in your morning skincare routine.
To pamper your face and rejuvenate it with nourishment, include a weekly mask to your skincare routine. Wonderlab offers a wide range of masks you can apply in the comfort for your own home. If you want a full facial to refresh your face after the cold winter months, make sure to check out the specials on offer at Wonderlab. Here are all the treatments available for dry skin and dehydration.