Top ways to stay radiant during the dark winter months

It’s chilly outside so you’ve wrapped up warm from head to toe. Your indoor heating is also cranked up to combat the cold weather outside. Does this sound like you? These contrasting temperatures can really play havoc with our skin and hair during the winter months.

With a bit of love and attention, your skin and hair can stay at their best even during the challenging winter months. Read on to discover the top ways in which you can stay radiant during the cold season.

Exfoliate regularly

As obvious as this one sounds, it’s always worth paying attention the fundamentals of skincare. Dead skin cells prevent moisture from hydrating and soothing your skin. A good exfoliator will help to remove any dead skin cells that could be acting as a barrier between your skin and moisture. Moisturiser works better after exfoliating, so it’s always a good idea to exfoliate, whatever the weather.

Invest in a good moisturiser

If your moisturiser alone still isn’t providing enough hydration during winter, it might be time to invest in a new one. Some over-the-counter moisturisers contain petroleum-based ingredients that could be drying out your skin. Instead, invest in an oil-based moisturiser for a radiant winter glow.

Exercise at least three times a week

Regular exercise has endless benefits for your skin, so it’s worth keeping up with a good regime, even when the temperatures drop and it’s harder to get motivated. Working out helps to expel dirt and oil from your skin. As exercise also increases your blood flow, it benefits your skin in the sense that it releases toxins and nourishes your skin cells.

Studies have even shown that those of us who work out regularly see positive effects on or skins thickness and elasticity – helping us look younger for longer. So why not dust off your trainers, put on your running leggings, and head outside for a jog this winter? But don’t forget to exfoliate and moisturise afterwards!

If you’re feeling extra tired during the winter months, it can be beneficial to take an iron supplement to help regulate your energy levels. Vitabiotics Feroglobin range is specifically formulated with Folate and Vitamin B12, which contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. Taking an iron supplement will contribute towards normal energy levels, which will help you to workout when it’s cold and dark outside.

Stay hydrated

Drinking lots of water and staying hydrated really works wonders for your skin. We often don’t drink as much water during the winter months compared to summer. It can be tempting to opt for dehydrating beverages, such as a hot cup of coffee, to keep you warm, but staying hydrated in winter is essential for good skin health.

It’s recommended that adults drink up to 2 litres of water a day. If you’re struggling to increase your water intake, try eating more fruits and veggies high in water content, such as apples, tomatoes, carrots and cucumber.

Opt for a skin hydration treatment

A good skin detox could help to provide your dehydrated skin with much needed moisture. Skin hydration treatments reduce the sensation of tightness, and improve the appearance of dehydration lines, caused by the cold, winter weather. After your professional treatment, take home a hydrating mask to maintain your new-found radiant skin throughout winter.

Take good care of your hair

Does your hair seem to dry out in winter, too? It might seem like an obvious one, but wearing a hat will keep your hair protected from the cold, dry air during the winter months.

Your hair will also benefit from cutting down on heat-styling as much as possible. Instead of your usual heat-infused blow dry, let your hair dry naturally as often as you can. And when you are using heat to style your hair, invest in a good heat-protectant spray for a little added protection – and a more radiant glow!

And there you have it, six simple ways in which you can stay radiant during the dark winter months. Don’t worry, summer is just around the corner!