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A winter night skin care routine for glowing skin

On a cold wintery night, you’ll bundle your feet into warm slippers and snuggle up with a hot water bottle to keep yourself cosy but could you do more to keep your skin comfortable during a cold snap? Here we reveal the best night skin care routine for winter.

By Alexandra Julian

4 Minute read

We think cold wintery nights are the perfect opportunity to set aside time for indulgent skin care to help you keep your complexion radiant throughout the chilly winter months. 

Here we reveal the best winter night skin care routine for glowing skin. 

Why does skin feel dry during winter?

Does your skin feel dry, tight and flaky? During the winter it’s normal to notice that your skin is struggling to maintain the hydration it needs to stay healthy and can leave you in search for a winter night moisturiser.

Winter dry skin can be caused by many factors including dehydrating central heating and skin-chaffing blustery weather.

We also change our eating habits in the winter and swapping fresh fruit and vegetables for carb-laden comfort foods can leave your skin lacking in nutrients and low on glow.

To counteract this, it is important that you replenish any lost moisture and nutrients with effective skin care at night. Cellular repair mainly happens during the early hours so using overnight beauty products is the ideal way to address parched winter skin.

To help you build an effective night skin care routine for glowing skin we asked our Cosmetic Scientist, Ian Taylor, which winter night cream ingredients are best for locking hydration into dry skin.

The best ingredients for glowing skin in winter

Ian says: “When choosing hydrating winter skin care it is important that you look closely at the base oils used in your face creams and facial oils. These are usually listed high on the ingredients list and each oil will deliver a different benefit.

“For soft, hydrated skin, the best base oils to look for are Jojoba Oil, Almond Oil, Rosehip Oil, Sunflower Oil, Pomegranate Oil and Squalane that is derived from Olive.

"These skin-softening ingredients anchor moisture into the skin and because they are high in fatty acids they also have powerful emollient properties.”

Night skin care routine for glowing skin

Much like we add an extra layer of clothing to lock in warmth, dry skin needs an extra dose of hydration to maintain its moisture levels during the cold weather seasons.

Layering your winter night skin care is easy to do and helps to trap moisture into dry skin.

Here is a 5-step routine for glowing skin in winter naturally: 

  1. Cleanse: remove make-up and dirt
  2. Scrub: lift away dead skin cells twice a week
  3. Serum: apply your serum first as this sinks deepest into the skin tissue
  4. Cream: apply your winter night cream and eye cream using a tapping motion to penetrate the skin barrier
  5. Oil: select a nutrient-rich facial oil and lightly tap this into the skin to seal in hydration

Snuggle up with our winter night cream

Snuggle up on chilly winter nights with our winter night cream for glowing skin. 

Applying the Hydra-Glow Sleep Mask 2-3 times a week is an effortless way to ensure your skin is getting all the nutrients and hydration it needs to stay hydrated, plump and vibrant.

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If you cannot tolerate essential oils or prefer to use a scent free night cream in the winter, our favourite fragrance-free moisturiser for winter nights is the Nordic Roots Northern Truffle Night Cream.

 

Truffle Night Cream

A thick, unscented night moisturiser that's suitable for all skin types, including ultra-sensitive skin, the key active in this night cream is the proven skin-soother Northern Truffle.

Ideal for winter time, this barrier-boosting bedtime beauty buy keeps skin soft and supple with the moisturising might of Hemp Seed Oil which increases the natural moisture-retention capacity of the skin.

Ceramides and Sugar Beets also feature in this formulation and bind water into the skin by helping to seal gaps in the skin barrier.

Do you have any questions about winter night skin care routines or choosing a winter night cream? 

Please get in touch at organic@greenpeople.co.uk. Our friendly customer care team are also happy to help give personal skin recommendations over the phone on 01403 740350.

 

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