It’s a common misconception that if you have oily skin you can forgo moisturiser. However, oily skin needs just as much hydration as dry skin. We suggest switching to a lighter moisturiser using just a tiny amount on the cheeks and a dab on the forehead, keeping it minimal around the T-Zone.
Instead of exfoliating so much which increases the production of sebum, try using a clay mask as the clay will help to counteract the oiliness and leave skin looking plump and fresh.
Hydration. Hydration. Hydration. This is especially key to remember for your skincare routine if your skin is even slightly dry. Cleanse your face in the morning and in the evening with a non-foaming cleanser or alternatively a milk based cleanser – our favourite is ESPA Hydrating Cleansing Milk. It’s also a good idea to swap the hot showers with warm, shorter showers as heat removes the natural moisture in the skin, leaving it drier than it should be.
In the evening, after cleansing apply a rich moisturiser so that the skin has time to soak it in and you’ll wake up with plumper feeling skin.
Combination skin requires various products to be used on different parts of the skin, also known as patch work. Masks are key here, try using a combination of nourishing and hydrating masks once or twice a week as well as a customised blended face oil, which will have you your skin glowing in no time!
It is also important not to forget your lips! Lips crack and become extremely dry in the winter months, making it difficult to wear lipstick. Try using a simple lip balm to keep lips nourished and hydrated.
A good hand cream is also a wise investment, during the crisp winter months to stop them getting cracked and rough from the fluctuating climate going from inside to outside, remember you’ll want to flaunt those hands and the newly acquired ring! To keep them looking gorgeous we recommend ESPA Rejuvenating Hand Cream.
We hope these tips help with your daily skincare routine, and for some relaxation as it gets closer to the big day make sure to visit the award-winning ESPA Life at Corinthia where we have the perfect bridal package to help prepare.
With love from Corinthia London,