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Winter Skincare

Winter weather invariably means dry, sensitive skin. As pollution levels increase and dry winds blow, our skin needs a bit of extra TLC. Here’s what our skincare routines looks like over the winter months.



Morning Routine

At this time of year, your skin is probably feeling parched! So, now is not the time to be reaching for your foaming cleansers. Choose a gentle cream cleanser to sweep away impurities without compromising your skins moisture levels any further. A good rule to remember is if your skin feels tight after washing it, then your cleanser is too harsh. It’s disrupting your skin barrier, and that leads to bad news. 

You’re probably going to want to prepare your skin with a rich moisturiser, but this doesn’t mean you can skip SPF. Cool weather doesn’t mean the sun is any less strong, so still be certain to include some sun protection every day, no matter how cloudy it might look. A bonus tip to combat dehydrated skin is to swap your coffee for an anti-oxidant packed green tea.

The climate in Hong Kong isn’t the most helpful when it comes to keeping your makeup perfect all year round, and winter is no exception. Give yourself a fighting chance by finishing off your morning routine with a spritz of setting spray. If you’ve chosen to wear a lipstick, look for a creamy one and remember to put on lip balm first. Bring both your lip balm and lipstick with you, and make sure to moisturise every time you refresh your pout. 

You’re probably going to want to prepare your skin with a rich moisturiser, but this doesn’t mean you can skip SPF. Cool-weather doesn’t mean the sun is any less strong, so still be certain to include some sun protection every day, no matter how cloudy it might look. A bonus tip to combat dehydrated skin is to swap your coffee for an anti-oxidant packed green tea.


The climate in Hong Kong isn’t the most helpful when it comes to keeping your makeup perfect all year round, and winter is no exception. Give yourself a fighting chance by finishing off your morning routine with a spritz of setting spray. If you’ve chosen to wear a lipstick, look for a creamy one and remember to put on lip balm first. Bring both your lip balm and lipstick with you, and make sure to moisturise every time you refresh your pout. 


And of course, the delicate eye area can take a bit of a beating over winter. The skin around the eye is thinner and more fragile than the rest of the face, so you'll be delighted to know that eyeMajic is designed to be gentle, safe and will not irritate even the most sensitive of skin. Plus, with an application time of only a few seconds, it leaves you with plenty of available time in the mornings to focus on keeping your skin glowing. 



Evening Routine

An indulgent bath at the end of a long winter’s day, what could be better? Baths come with a plethora of skin benefits. Not only is distressing and unwinding incredibly important for keeping your skin clear and healthy, but it’s also a brilliant opportunity to moisturise and infuse your skin with hydration. So go forth and choose yourself some new bath oils and bath bombs. You need it!

Pollution levels can soar at this time of year, so making sure your face is perfectly cleansed at the end of the day is crucial. Dry an oil or balm cleanser. These clever cleansers break down makeup, excess oil and impurities like you wouldn’t believe, leaving your face fresh, clean and nourished. If you don’t like the feeling an oil cleanser leaves on your skin (it can feel a bit heavy) then follow up with a toner. Choose something that’s a bit less astringent and a bit more moisturising.

Do you like to exfoliate? Now might be a good time to try a chemical exfoliant rather than a physical exfoliant. Yes, it sounds terrifying, but trust us, it isn’t. AHAs and BHAs (that’s Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acids) are a gentle way to lift away dead skin without scrubbing and making your skin sore. Don’t overdo it though. Twice a week is perfect.


You’re probably going to want to prepare your skin with a rich moisturiser, but this doesn’t mean you can skip SPF. Cool-weather doesn’t mean the sun is any less strong, so still be certain to include some sun protection every day, no matter how cloudy it might look. A bonus tip to combat dehydrated skin is to swap your coffee for an anti-oxidant packed green tea.

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