The winter is undoubtedly the toughest season on skin. Even the oiliest of skin types can find themselves experiencing some dryness come November/December time, and the super cold air is even less friendly to dry or dehydrated complexions. With this in mind, it's a really good idea to make a few changes to your regime, particularly before bed, when you can pile on the layers of hydration. From cleansing to moisturising, I've tried to come up with the best nighttime skincare routine for winter.
I've been trying new products and different combinations for years now, and the ultimate winter beauty cliche is usually true: more is more. Switching out your lighter moisturisers and opting for layers (it's not just for getting dressed, you know) is recommended, but there are also some other changes you may want to make to really prolong your hydration levels, especially if you're spending lots of time outside or live in particularly chilly climates. Changing up your usual cleansing routine, for example, should be considered, while products like mists can keep things going during dry days and nights.
Your night time routine is the perfect opportunity to amp up the hydration. While you should of course still keep things moisturised in the mornings, you can't really pack it on like you can before bed time, especially if you wear makeup (skin can become a little too greasy for product to grip and stay put). With that in mind, here's the routine I have come to swear by: