Hey Guys :)
1. Use an intensive moisturiser before bed - You don't always want to use something thick and creamy before you put on your make-up, but is you use something really thick and intensive before bed, it will help to nourish your skin over night. I use E45 cream, this is a cream usually used to treat dry skin conditions like Eczema as it contains liquid paraffin. It can be used on babies though so it is really gentle. I can honestly say this stuff is amazing and it's only £1.99 for a tube from Boots, so you can't really complain!
2. Drink lots of water - Water is one of the best things you can do to help keep your skin hydrated. Think about switching your glasses of coke or squash for a glass of water it's not very tasty but think of the long term benefits).
3. Use a moisturising face pack once or twice a week - If you have oily skin you want to do this less, but for those of you who suffer from the dreaded dry skin, this is great idea. You can buy loads of face masks nower days which help to moisturise your skin, look around and see which one sounds best to you. Try Boots' Natural Collection's wild strawberry mask...it smells very yummy!
4. Use an SPF still! - I find in the winter when it's cold outside, I rarely think about putting on an SPF but it's still pretty important. Even in the winter the sun can damage skin so use a foundation or moisturiser with an SPF.
5. Give your skin a break - we all know the results of wearing make-up all the time (spots, dry skin...), so give your skin a break whenever you can and splodge on the moisturiser instead to really keep it lovely and soft :)
6. Use an exfoliator - There are loads out there (I like St Ives Apricot Scrub) but using one every once or twice a week (or however often it says on the pack), will help to get rid of flakey skin. You can moisturise to your hearts content, but that will only soften skin, not help to get rid of the dead skin causing the dry patches. It's therefore pretty important in my skin care routine to exfoliate.
And that's all I can think of at the moment. Thank you for reading :) let me know your tips for keeping skin soft in the winter.
Lots of love, Lucy xx