With winter creeping up on us, cold weather and central heating will soon start to wreak havoc with our skin. Follow these five top tips to prepare your skin for winter.

Take care of your skin this winter

Take care of your skin this winter

  1. Drink - Make sure you plenty of water. Often in winter all we want is a nice cup of tea or hot coco to warm us up, it is easy to forget to keep hydrated by drinking water. Skin is highly dependent on water to thrive, de-hydration can cause dryness, spots, fine lines and the appearance of sore cracks.
  2. Moisturise - Moisturising is vital to keep your skin nourished. As the weather starts to change and the thermostat gets kicked up, skin begins to suffer. Ensuring you use a high quality moisturiser will feed moisture back into your skin that central heating sucks out. Neova Crème de la Copper (£88.00 for 50ml online at www.myneova.co.uk) is an intensely nourishing formula containing the unique skin repairing combination of Copper Peptides and DNA Repair Enzymes that together provide the perfect equilibrium to repair, remodel and reform your skin.
  3. Pollution - Pollution is a modern day strain on skin. Car exhausts and mounting levels of carbon monoxide and dioxide in the o-zone kill off skins natural collagen. Ensure skin has time to breathe in the evenings and at night by cleansing and removing make up thoroughly.
  4. Diet - In the winter it is easy to turn to comfort foods especially as the weather turns colder and nights get longer. However diet is an essential part of your skins wellbeing. Try avoiding excess sugar, caffeine and fatty processed foods as these all contribute to blemishes and spots. Instead switch to foods high in vitamins A and C, these will help prevent dryness and boost production of cells associated with collagen.
  5. Sleep - Christmas parties and cold nights can play havoc with our sleep regimes. Silk pillowcases are a beauty saviour, being 100% natural they are hypoallergenic helping to reduce skin redness, spot development and kinder to hair than manmade counterparts.

by for www.femalefirst.co.uk