Winter skincare SOS: Prep your skin to withstand the chill
Winter skincare

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While you’re bundled up against the cold in a cosy jersey, hot drink in hand, it’s all too easy to forget about your skin. That’s unfortunate, because winter is when we really need to give it extra TLC. The combination of cold winds, dry air, and even hot showers can wreak havoc on your complexion, leaving  your skin feeling dehydrated, flaky, and irritated.

But don’t despair! Here at Bob Shop, we’ve got your winter skincare covered. It’s easy to create an SOS kit packed with the products you need to retain your healthy glow right through until spring. 

Understanding the impact of winter on your skin

Moisture Loss: Colder temperatures and indoor heating can dry out your skin and deplete its natural moisture. This can lead to dryness, tightness, and flaking.

Increased Sensitivity: Winter winds and cold weather can irritate even the most resilient skin, causing redness, itchiness, and sensitivity.

Hot Water Woes: While a hot shower might be inviting on a chilly day, it can strip away your skin’s natural oils, further exacerbating dryness.

Winter Skincare Must-Haves from Bob Shop

Gentle Cleanser: Swap your summer face wash for a gentler cream or milk cleanser that removes dirt and impurities without stripping away natural oils.

Hydrating Toner: A toner helps to balance your skin’s pH level and remove any last  traces of makeup or cleanser. Look for toners featuring hyaluronic acid for an extra moisture boost.

Rich Moisturiser: Your winter skincare superhero! Apply a rich, hydrating moisturiser morning and night to lock in moisture and protect your skin. Consider facial oils or thicker creams for added nourishment.

SPF: Just because the sun isn’t as harsh in winter doesn’t mean you can skip the sun protection. UVA rays can still damage your skin – even on cloudy days. Choose a daily moisturiser with SPF 30 or higher for year-round protection.

Love Your Lips: Dry, chapped lips are all too common in winter.Keep yours kissable with regular applications of nourishing lip balm

Bob Shop Pro-Tips

Exfoliate Regularly:  While you may not need to do this as often as in summer, gentle exfoliation once or twice a week helps remove dead skin cells and allows your moisturiser to penetrate deeper.

Lukewarm Showers: No, seriously! Skip the scorching hot showers to avoid stripping away your skin’s natural oils.

Humidify Your Home:  Dry indoor air can make the effects of winter worse. Invest in a humidifier to add moisture to the air and feel comfortable in your skin. 

Hydrate from Within:  Drinking plenty of water throughout the day is crucial for overall health and helps keep your skin hydrated. 

Shop Your Winter Skincare Essentials on Bob Shop

Explore our selection of cleansers, toners, moisturisers, and lip balms from top brands to create your perfect winter skincare routine.

Remember, with a little extra care and the right products from Bob Shop, your skin can stay healthy, hydrated, and glowing all winter long!

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