Winter is a season of simple pleasures: festivity, gift-giving, and spending time with loved ones. But while crispness in the air may invigorate the senses, it's not as good for your skin. Dry skin in the winter is common, caused by the combination of icy winds, chilly temperatures, and toasty rooms with the heating cranked up. During the winter months your skin has different needs, follow our beauty tips and start your new winter skincare routine early!

1. Skincare

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To compensate for the low humidity and cold air, our skin absorbs moisture twice as fast, so it's important to make adjustments. If your skin is particularly dry, be generous when applying moisturiser. Switch to rich, oil-based face moisturisers for winter, such as our Shea Ultra Rich Comforting Face Cream that will lock the moisture in.

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2. Hand Care

Keep Covered!

Keep Covered!

Always wrap up warmly to protect skin and ensure proper blood circulation, by getting used to wearing a scarf and gloves. Apply a rich hand cream before going out, such as the Shea Butter Intensive Hand Balm, and cover your hands to ensure that it soaks into the skin. Avoid being exposed to extreme temperatures and remember that dry heat inside also takes its toll on delicate skin.

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3. Body Care

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Moisturising During Winter

Start your winter skincare routine by taking shorter, lukewarm showers and avoid very hot water as it compromises your skin's lipid layer. Finely ground oats added to your bathwater will work wonders to relieve and soften itchy or irritated skin. They can also act as a gentle exfoliant, perfect for the winter months. Lastly, moisturise regularly right after you wash, on slightly damp skin. Depending on how dry your skin is, you may choose Shea Butter Ultra Light Body Cream or Ultra Rich Body Cream.

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4. Lip Care

Protect Your Lips

Protect Your Lips

To keep your pout feeling soft and comfortable, include in your skincare routine a lip balm - preferably one that's rich in natural oils like our Shea Ultra Rich Lip Balm. It's best to coat your lips with a thin layer of balm every time you venture outside. This creates a protective layer, similar to wearing gloves.

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