Protecting skin from colder weather*

Noticed your skin feels just a little
extra dehydrated after a nice hot shower or soak in the bath? Same here. As the
days and nights are slowly getting colder and colder our skin and hair will
need an extra bit of love to stay soft and moisturised. With just a little more
effort you can make such a great difference, keep reading to find out how!

*This post was written in collaboration with Cowshed, however all opinions are my own.

Switch
up your
routine

Seasons come and go, so why should our
skincare routine stay the same? I have to admit that in summer my skin is a lot
less demanding than in winter. Therefore, come wintertime I like to switch up
my skincare routine by using a
moisturiser that
is a bit more intense.

During the day I will stick to lighter
formulas as you know I’m slightly traumatised by heavy and greasy eczema creams
that I was forced to use as a child. In the evening though, I tend to reach for
something slightly heavier that will nourish my skin overnight. Something like
the Cowshed Kahai Wonder Balm would be great to give troubled areas a bit of
extra love.

Protect yourself

Something that many of us (including
myself until recently) overlook is actually protecting your skin from different
elements. We spend so much time trying to ‘fix’ what is wrong, but we should
really shift our focus to also prevent our skin from being damaged.

I still have a long way to go when it
comes to preventative routines, but I did start sleeping with
silk pillowcases. I could instantly tell the difference it made with my
hair as I wake up with a lot less frizz! However, silk pillowcases are supposed
to be really good for your skin as well. Cotton tends to create friction, which
can result in irritated and dry skin.

Pamper yourself

Now is the time to stay in, without feeling guilty about missing
out on the good weather. Next Sunday, why don’t you get together with some
friends and watch films with face masks on. I also like to take a nice relaxing
bath on the weekends, which I will fill with nourishing bath products and a few
drops of essential oils.

If you want to go all out, why not plan a nice day out (inside) a
spa? Cowshed actually started as a Spa back in the day and now have many
locations all over London in addition to their wide product range.

Do you have any tips to protect your skin
during colder months?

Lots of love,

Savannah

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2 Comments

    • Savannah Giersthove
      November 18, 2018 / 3:31 pm

      Thank you so much Nina xx