5 Of The Best Skincare Tips For The Colder Months You Need To Know

As the weather gets colder, it’s just as important to switch up your skincare routine as it is to revamp your wardrobe for autumn winter. Whilst summer is all about oil control and sun protection (though you should be wearing SPF all year round), the winter months focus more on hydration – and for 2020, battling the latest skin issue: ‘maskne’. Recently, we’ve actually been turning to the skincare TikTok accounts for the latest tips on all things skincare. But, since there are 20.3 billion views for the skincare hashtag, we thought we’d round up five of the best tips we’ve learned so far…

1. Double cleanse

@yayayayoungHow I: Double Cleanse! ##doublecleanse ##cleanser ##facewash ##learnontiktok ##tiktokpartner♬ original sound – yayayayoung

If you’re still using makeup wipes to ‘cleanse’ your skin – stop. Instead, adopting a double cleanse routine which takes your makeup off then properly washes your face, is going to reap all the more benefits. In the winter months, try using something like a balm or an oil as your first cleanse as it’s a great way to melt away makeup whilst still retaining moisture in the skin.

2. Chemically exfoliate

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You might start noticing drier, flakier skin as the weather gets colder and get tempted to scrub your skin with a physical exfoliant. However, harsh scrubs can actually irritate your skin leaving it even more dry with increased sensitivity. To get smoother skin without the bad parts, try out a chemical exfoliant instead. These usually come in the form of a toner with salicylic or glycolic acid that you can apply right after you’ve cleansed.

3. Vaseline

@bauerbeauty##vaseline ##petrolatum ##skincare ##acne ##hydrate ##occlusive ##beauty ##skincareproducts ##antiaging ##pores♬ original sound – barrier queen

A surprising apparent ‘miracle’ skincare tip that is circulating social media at the moment, is using Vaseline all over the face. Contrary to popular belief, it shouldn’t clog your pores and works great as a sleeping mask for deep hydration as well as under the eyes and on your eyelashes and eyebrows to help them grow. But, as with all skincare tips, it might not work for everyone – but don’t hesitate to give it a go!

4. Use a hydrating mist

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Turns out, using hydrating products in dry environments can actually dry out your skin further. To make sure these products work to the best of their ability, use a hydrating mist before applying them making sure your skin is slightly damp to the touch. Even getting a humidifier for your bathroom or bedroom so there’s more more moisture in the air can help with this too.

5. Treating mask-ne

@jc.dombrowskiLove mask-ne πŸ™„ ##fyp ##skincare ##skincaretips ##foryou ##edutok ##myskincareroutine♬ original sound – J.C. Dombrowski

For 2020, we’ve encountered a whole new skincare battle: maskne. We’re wearing face masks everywhere we go now, and since it’s so cold outside, we’ll even keep them on when we don’t need to for extra warmth. But, this can trigger some bacteria build up and increase the likelihood of breakouts. Our tip is applying an acne treatment before you put your mask on as preventative measure to help stop the spots before they’ve even arrived. And, of course, keep your masks clean.

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