As the temperatures drop and the air becomes drier, our skin is at its most vulnerable. Cold weather often leads to dry skin and irritation, both of which are more visible on darker skin tones. Here are some of the things you can do to look after your melanin this winter ❄
Let us know what you think and what tips you use to look after your skin during the colder months!!
1. Moisturise right after you shower
Regardless of your skin type, you should use a product designed to hydrate your skin every day. Make it a daily habit to moisturise your entire body as soon as you get out of the bath or shower, as when your skin is a little damp, this will lock in all that moisture.
2. Throw out your scented soaps
They may smell amazing but scented soaps could be stripping your skin of its natural oils. Try to use mild, gentle, unscented products that will cleanse the skin without taking away all your natural oils.
3. Avoid irritable materials in your clothes
Wool and thicker fabrics can be irritating on the skin, especially if you’re prone to eczema. Try to wear coats, gloves, and scarves that are as close to 100% cotton as possible, as synthetic blends and polyester can make your already-dry skin feel even worse.
4. Moisturise even on oily days
A common skincare misconception is that your skin isn’t oily in the winter. However, it is said that darker skin tones actually end up being more oily in the winter, but oily does not mean moisturised.
So even if this does occur continue to slather on your butters and creams, even when you're feeling oily.