Skincare

Winter Skincare: Five Most Frequently Asked Questions Answered!

As we enter into the coldest season of the year, it’s not only us that feels the change… Our skin starts to notice the effects of the winter climate too.

Such weather makes the skin lose its smoothness, making it dry and unsightly. Thereforeits essential that we follow the right skincare routine to protect our skin from looking dull and maintain a perfect glow throughout this weather!

Winter Skincare FAQs

So, what are the most frequent questions when it comes to winter skincare? Including the what, when, how and whys, we’ve got the answers!

  1. Why is cleansing important? 
  2. How often should you exfoliate your face? 
  3. How to use a facial serum
  4. Why should you moisturise dry skin? 
  5.  How to hydrate lips during winter

1. Why Is Cleansing Important? 

Cleansing your skin daily is important as it will ensure your complexion is free of impurities. To leave your skin feeling refreshed, try our GLOSSYBOX Skincare Daily Micellar Gel Cleanser. It’ll give you and your skin the nourishing boost you need.

Why Is Our Daily Micellar Gel Cleanser Effective? 

Thanks to Inca Inchi oil and cactus stem extract, this cleanser moisturises and softens your complexion while also giving your skin a deep clean. Which, in turn, will help you to obtain a healthier-looking appearance. Also, the blueberry seed oil within its formula is the perfect ingredient to make this cleanser suitable for all skin types, including those who’s skin is known to be sensitive.

At only £12 (and with an additional 25% off if you’re a Glossy!), it’s a must in your beauty bag!

2. How Often Should You Exfoliate Your Face?

The next step within your routine should be exfoliating. And, as so many Glossies ask themselves if they are doing it right or if they should be doing it more often, we’re here to help! The ideal usage of an exfoliator is twice a week (preferably at night too). Any more frequent and you might be causing more harm to your complexion than good!

Want to know our favourite exfoliator right now? We currently love The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution which you can get for less than £7. 

Why The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution Works 

This peeling solutions combination of Alpha Hydroxy Acids deeply exfoliates the skin by unclogging pores, combating blemishes and improving uneven textures. In addition, hyaluronic acid reduces dryness and discomfort. This will give your skin a brighter and smoother look.  

3. How To Use A Facial Serum 

Nowadays, serums have become vital within skincare routines. Our favourites right now are both the SanctuarySpa Hyaluronic Wonder Oil Serum and our very own GLOSSYBOX Skincare Night Serum. Why? Well, both of these magical hydration boosters absorb quickly into your skin, allowing all their skin-loving ingredients to work their magic almost instantly.  

Why the Sanctuary Spa Hyaluronic Wonder Oil Serum Works! 

This facial oil boasts a powerful cocktail of ingredients that aim to protect the complexion against pollution. Its hyaluronic acid formula also tackles an ageing appearance by improving skin’s elasticity. Simply apply this serum gently to the skin in the morning, after you have completed your daily cleansing.

Why We Love The GLOSSYBOX Skincare Night Serum 

An extra boost to your winter skincare routine is this Night Serum from our very own GLOSSYBOX Skincare range. Featuring glycolic acid, this formula allows skin cells to repair themselves while you get your beauty sleep. As a result, you will notice your skin starts to look less tired and will have a brighter appearance. You can get this night essential for only £18, (and don’t forget, subscribers get a 25% discount on all GLOSSYBX Skincare products too!)  

4. Why Should You Moisturise Dry Skin? 

It’s normal throughout winter that our skin gets drier than another other time of year, and can even start to show uneven texture. Therefore, having a cream moisturiser such as the GLOSSYBOX 3-in-1 Rich Moisturiser is vital to maintaining your complexion’s hydration. You can get this must-try for only £16 and again, for even less if you are a subscriber already!  

Why GLOSSYBOX 3-in-1 Rich Moisturiser Works 

This GLOSSYBOX bestseller plumps, primes and protects your skin leaving it nourished and ready for flawless makeup application – yes, it’s a fabulous primer too! Its advanced formula also suits those with oily skin. While its efficient formula contains hyaluronic acid, Camelina, vitamin E and omega oils which help your skin to stay nourished.

It’s really easy to add into your routine too… Use this product after you have completed your cleansing and toning. Then, allow it to sink in for around a minute before you start applying makeup. 

 5. How To Hydrate Lips During Winter 

To complete your winter skincare routine to its fullest, it is always nice to take into consideration smaller details such as your lips. So, to look after this sensitive area, we recommend our favourite lip care essential; Burt’s Bees Pomegranate Lip Balm Tube, which is only £3.99! 

Why The Burt’s Bees Pomegranate Lip Balm Tube Is Essential! 

This natural hydrating lip balm contains pomegranate oil that helps to moisturise and restore your lips’ best texture. This is the perfect goodie for your bag too – handbag sized and ideal for topping up on the go, it’ll protect your lips from harsh environmental aggressors during winter, wherever and whenever you are. Another plus point… The oil’s colour will also give your lips a beautiful kissable shade, day and night.

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Maria Ortega

Maria Ortega

Beauty Writer

Passionate about beauty tricks and their ability to make people feel unique, I have developed a natural interest over the years in finding the best beauty trends, and how to make the most out of them by trying different bestsellers and skincare essentials. I am convinced that we can bring out the natural beauty we hold inside whilst being environmentally conscious, which is why I always look out for beauty essentials that are eco-friendly!


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