Overcome seasonal skin hurdles as temperatures start to fall with our guide to weather-proofing your complexion
With the change in weather can come a number of unwelcome skin surprises. From wind-whipped lips to scarlet-tinged skin, once temperatures begin to drop and unpredictable weather picks up, we’ve really got our work cut out when it comes to skincare. Thankfully, whatever seasonal skin concern you’re battling, we think we might have just the remedy.
The cause: The first rule of thumb, regardless of skin type, is to up the intensity of your moisturiser come winter. As air humidity levels drop in line with temperatures – combined with skin-parching central heating – it’s important to reinforce skin’s moisture with a richer concoction.
The remedy: For the face, our bestselling Rejuvenating Frankincense Nourishing Cream is your first port of call to treat and prevent dry skin. Its deeply nourishing blend of frankincense and myrrh essential oils leaves skin hydrated for up to 24 hours.
For the body, our Geranium & Orange Body Balm is perfect for restoring radiance and vitality to dry or dull skin during colder months. Nourishing Shea butter melts into the skin, while vitamin-rich olive and pumpkin seed oils deliver a much-needed, uplifting moisture boost to dry, itchy skin.
The cause: The slowing of blood circulation and a build-up of dry skin are the main culprits for dull-looking skin. This can be quite simply remedied with, firstly, a skincare routine that focuses on massage to stimulate blood flow, and, secondly, a gentle exfoliant.
The remedy: Wild Rose AHA Toner, which buffs away dead skin cells with caviar lime fruit extract and citric acid, while boosting radiance with organic wild rosehip oil.
The cause: It’s not only summer that calls for daily sun protection; UV rays strike all year round. Extreme temperature changes and a rise in pollution can not only cause our skin to dehydrate, but also trigger redness and inflammation.
The remedy: The best course of action, in this case, is protection, protection, protection. Wild Rose Moisturising SPF 30 contains 100% mineral sun filters for defence without irritation, whilst antioxidant rose is a powerful force against environmental damage.
The cause: Breakouts are the way in which some skin types react to imbalance. In colder months, this can arrive in the form of dubious weather, a wane in nutrition as we start indulging more, and an excess of stagnant indoor air.
The remedy: Encourage skin equilibrium with a regular reset from Purifying Palmarosa Face Mask. Detoxifying green clay and restorative palmarosa help unblock pores when skin is in need of respite.
Our Clarifying Mahonia Skin Gel is the perfect rescue remedy for blemish prone skin. This purifying treatment with cleansing herbal extracts of mahonia, thyme, marigold, and gotu kola helps decongest and cleanse without causing irritation and redness to the surrounding skin.
Sadly, chapped lips are a seasonal skin woe we know all too well. Much like our skin, lips become dry when they are dehydrated and need nourishing in just the same way. The good news is that keeping lips’ moisture topped up is easy when armed with the right tools.
The remedy: Bee Lovely Beautiful Lips keeps lips in tip top shape with cocoa butter, beeswax and Fairtrade organic honey, and helps prevent the decline in pollinators in the UK and beyond, with 3% of sales donated to bee conservation charities
The cause: A crucial seasonal switch-in that’s easily forgotten, our hands require even more intensive hydration as an extremity exposed so frequently – and the richer you can go, the better.
The remedy: Citrus Hand Softener is a balm-like treatment for dry, cracked and hardworking hands, delivering deep moisture and nourishment from avocado, Shea butter and coconut, infused with in an invigorating citrus aroma.