Blue Mbombo, face of Clere Radiance. Picture: Instagram.
While there’s so much to look forward to now that the colder weather has arrived, taking care of your skin should remain an essential. 

It is well known that winter can be a particularly difficult time for your skin; cold weather and low humidity levels result in dry air, stealing moisture away from the skin and thus resulting in everyday moisturiser not being enough anymore. 

Tips to reduce chafing, redness, itching, and to keep skin healthier and more comfortable this season:

Wash in lukewarm water - Hot showers and baths feel good in winter, but when you can,  particularly when washing your face or hands, choose lukewarm water to avoid stripping oils away from the skin.

Moisturise immediately afterwards - Your skin not only needs more moisture, but moisture right after you wash. Applying moisture to damp skin - before it dries out.

Choose your moisturiser carefully - Choose a moisturiser with nourishing ingredients. The North African secret to attractive, radiant and healthy-looking skin; Argan Butter, just like Argan Oil, is a rich moisturiser. 

Protect - Get used to wearing gloves and scarves to protect skin from the cold wind and rain. Also, don’t forget sunscreen. The winter sun can be just as damaging as the summer sun, so apply a sunscreen to any exposed areas.

Humidify - Heating systems dry out the air, so consider installing a humidifier in your home,  particularly in your bedroom, to put moisture back into the air and help prevent your skin from drying out.

Hydrate - Most people tend to drink less water in winter because they turn to hot drinks like hot chocolate and tea, but don’t forget your skin needs hydration from the inside, out. A little warm water with lemon can be very refreshing and hydrating at the same time.

Moisturise overnight - Dryer areas like hands, feet, elbows and knees have thinner skin and  therefore, tend to lose moisture faster than other areas on the body. Consider slathering on a deep moisturising crème at night, then wear cotton gloves and socks to seal in the moisture until morning.