25 Jan 2019
When we think about winter, we often imagine cosy nights in by the fire with a good book and a warming mug of delicious hot chocolate. Unfortunately for a lot of us, that vision rarely ever becomes a reality. In fact, winter often involves being wrapped up in countless layers, battling through freezing winds and trying to avoid those unpredictable rain showers.
Although we can’t control the weather, we can try to minimise the effects it has on our skin. It’s no secret that the combination of cold weather outside and dry air from central heating inside can lead to skin becoming dehydrated, dull and sensitive.
So, we’ve gathered five top tips to help keep your skin looking smooth and glowing all year round.
Make sure your showers aren’t too hot
When it’s cold, our natural instinct is often to warm up by taking a piping hot shower. However, doing this can actually dry out your skin, as the heat evaporates your skin’s natural moisture. Don’t worry, we’re not suggesting everyone starts taking ice baths in winter, but it is a good idea to turn the temperature of your shower down to make sure your skin retains as much hydration as possible. To give your skin even more of a boost, use an oil-based cream straight after getting out of the shower to lock in the moisture. We like Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Miracle Oil to leave your skin feeling silky smooth.
Pucker up and protect your lips
The skin on our lips is extremely sensitive, and it’s also one of the areas most exposed to the weather. No one likes having sore, cracked lips so it’s important we protect them from drying out in winter. Make sure you’re regularly applying a lip balm, such as the Dr Pawpaw Multi-Purpose Balm, to give your lips some extra hydration.
When it comes to looking after our skin, our hands can often get neglected. If you think about it, they’re constantly in contact with something that causes dry skin – whether that be the cold weather, hot water or harsh soaps to protect yourself from all the germs flying around. The solution? Wearing rubber gloves when washing up and moisturising straight after washing your hands are great habits to get into – your skin will thank you later! We recommend Clarins Hand & Nail Treatment Cream to repair any damage and shield your hands from the elements.
Your hair gets put through a lot – from blow-drying, to straightening, to being exposed to the cold outside followed by the heat inside. This can lead to it looking dull, frizzy and lifeless. Give your hair some TLC this winter with Nuxe’s Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Purpose Dry Oil – it repairs and nourishes hair from the first application. We promise you won’t look back!
There you have it – our top 5 tips to help you beat the elements and keep your skin looking bright and silky smooth throughout the cold winter months. Remember, there’s a great range of beauty products on-board all Thomas Cook flights that will help keep your skin hydrated, even when you’re on the go!