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Winter Skincare Survival Guide with Mankind

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Did you know winter doesn’t end until March? We know – it’s sad. However, this provides ample amounts of time to get your skin in shape. During the colder months, your skin is naturally more prone to sensitivity, redness and dryness. This trifecta of issues can wreak havoc on your skin – thankfully, we’ve got you covered. We bring to you our winter skincare survival guide, helping you to get the best out of your grooming routine this season.

Start With A Deep Cleanse

This is important for a number of reasons. A build-up of oil and dirt on the skin can cause blocked pores and irritation, which is a primary concern in the winter months. Many people will also be opting to drive to avoid the cold. This is great for them, however not so good for air pollution. Why does that matter? Well, air pollution sits on the skin and actually causes premature ageing. To combat this issue, start your day, and finish your night with a deep cleanse.

We recommend the Perricone MD Hypo Allergenic Gentle Cleanser. This mild formulation is suitable for even the most irritated skin. It helps to maintain the skins natural oils, whilst helping to remove impurities and any product build up. Perfect for the winter months!

Don’t Skip The Toner

If you’re anything like us, toners are the first part of a skincare routine we drop when we’re pushed for time. When the weather takes a nose dive, it’s crucial to not skip this step. Toners help to remove any excess dirt and oil left over by your cleanser. On top of that, it also helps to close your pores to help prevent them from clogging in the future.

One of our favourites is the Jack Black Clean Boost Soothing Antioxidant Toner. As well as smelling great, this product packs a punch. The antioxidant rich toner works to calm, soothe and refresh your skin. It’s also really easy to apply since it comes in a spray bottle. What more could you need?

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Scrub Away The Day

Using an exfoliator is a great way to renew the skin and leave you with a smoother complexion. When it gets colder, you might notice that your face gets a bit red and flaky. Whenever the harsh weather hits the skin, it causes irritation and draws moisture out. Exfoliating helps to stimulate the renewal of skin cells, whilst removing any dead skin that might lay on the surface. It’s a crucial step if you’re looking to survive the cold.

We’d recommend using a chemical exfoliation, to avoid irritating your skin further. The Anthony Glycolic Exfoliating and Resurfacing Wipes are the perfect addition to everyone’s winter skincare routine. They slough away dead skin, whilst leaving the skin feeling calm and refreshed. Sounds perfect, right?

Say Yes To Hydration

If you only want to take one piece of advice away with you, take this. You must use a moisturiser! As we’ve mentioned, cold skin causes dryness, redness and irritation. Your moisturiser is the main step in helping to combat these issues. Opt for a moisturiser rich in natural antioxidants and natural oils to give your skin that much needed boost.

The Aesop Camellia Nut Facial Hydrating Cream is the perfect addition to help you combat the cold months. Nourish your dry and sensitive skin, whit this cream enriched with chamomile and camellia nut oil. It also helps to calm irritations and even out skin tone. If you’re looking for a little more glow, you need to try this cream.

Don’t Mask The Problem

Who doesn’t love a face mask? Both men and women benefit from face masks, especially in the winter. Using a mask can help give your skin an added boost of goodness, based on your main concerns. If you’re looking at tackling dryness, dehydration, redness or sensitivity, we guarantee that there’s a mask for you.

We’re a fan of sheet masks. They look cool, and tend to be more effective than your standard face masks. If you’re looking for one to try, we’d recommend checking out the Erno Laszlo Firmarine Hydrogel Mask. This mask moulds to your face, and penetrates deeply into the skin helping to nourish from the lower layers. Since it’s enriched with botanical extracts and essential oils, you can be sure that it will increase your skins elasticity whilst deeply hydrating. It’s a top addition to your winter skincare routine.