When the temperature drops, so does the moisture level in your skin! It's important to protect your skin all year round, but more so during the winter months when the cold climate takes its toll on your face and body. Skin starts to dry out and lose its natural and healthy glow in cold weather. Increased use of central heating can also cause the air to dry out and cause your skin to dehydrate.
Working from home and access to less sunlight during the darker winter months also strips your skin of key nutrients, making the skin look dull. When skin becomes dry, it starts to feel rough, tight and itchy and can even start to redden and become more sensitive.
Dry skin also starts to develop when skin loses its moisture and becomes dehydrated. Using products made with natural ingredients and gentle formulas can support your winter skincare without stripping your skin's natural moisture barrier.
If your skin feels tight after cleansing it means that you are stripping away your skin's natural oils. Your skin will supplement the loss with extra sebum production resulting in oiler skin, which can be problematic for acne prone skin types. We recommend using Filth (dirt cleansing protection), which is enriched with organic jojoba oil and organic grapeseed oil to gently protect your skin against blackheads and whiteheads.
We recommend our holy grail Sustain (oil cleansing protection) to maintain the skin's hydration and give the skin a radiant and healthy glow.
The Lip Kit contains two products to keep lips soft and smooth. Juicy (lip scrub protection) should be used to exfoliate the skin on your lips, followed by Smooch (lip balm protection). Smooch has a natural blend of organic carrot carrot seed with organic coconut oil, which leaves lips feeling soft and replenished.
Lip scrubs are also a necessity as they remove dry and flaky skin and help you get the most of out your lip balm. Like It On Top offers two lip scrub flavours: lemongrass and pink grapefruit for your winter skin routine.
Your body also needs moisture and protection during the winter. The drying effects of central heating and being trapped under the weight of all those heavy winter clothes means skin needs to be gently exfoliated weekly and hydrated daily to keep it looking and feeling smooth. To ensure you’re not causing surface damage that results in excess sebum production you should aim to exfoliate 1-2 times a week.
Leave your body feeling softer and smoother with our range of exfoliating body scrubs: Polish (turmeric & cane sugar) and Passion (foaming body scrub).
Gently buffing away dead skin cells allows Sustain (oil cleansing protection) or Naked (body oil protection) to moisturise and sink into skin more effectively.
To keep skin moisturised and protected from head-to-toe, we recommend Protect (multipurpose body protection). This multipurpose body protection will help to care for dry skin and cracked heels as well as counter any hyperpigmentation concerns.
Winter Skin Care
1. Drink water - as always, remember to drink water as hydration of the body is so important for hydration of the skin
2. SPF - make sure you include this in your skincare routine even if you're not poolside as your skin is still exposed to the sneaky winter sun, which can be just as strong.
3. Skincare - do your skincare! We recommend using our 4-Step Kit twice per day (morning and night) to keep skin balanced and hydrated!
Like It On Top uses all natural, vegan and organic ingredients to hand make a range of skin care and body care. You can find out more about our body care range here.
If you have dark marks on the face and body, we recommend using the Hyperpigmentation Kit which includes four products for the face and body.
What is Like It On Top?
Like It On Top is a British brand that offers handmade vegan beauty to protect skin so that you Like It On Top.
All of our products are handmade using natural and vegan ingredients. With targeted skin protection from head to toe, we’ve got every area of the body covered with our handmade plant-based range of face and body care. Like It On Top is handmade using natural ingredients to offer a range of products that keep your skin looking and feeling luminous.
Like It On Top focuses on protecting the epidermis, which is the body’s top layer of skin on the surface. This layer of skin provides a barrier to protect the face and body from ultraviolet (UV) radiation, harmful chemicals and bacteria. The cells that make up the epidermis are continuously shedding and replaced by new cells. Like It On Top helps to keep the epidermis protected for healthy skin.
Our #skinpositivity ethos is based on changing the way that you see your skin, instead of focusing on changing the appearance of your skin. Happiness isn't about focusing on how good your skin looks each day, but appreciating the skin that you have and working out a targeted skincare routine that works for your own personal skin concerns. Feeling confident on the inside means that we can also feel confident outside - so that you ALWAYS #LikeItOnTop.