SBC's Best Skin & Body Care For Winter

SBC's Best Skin & Body Care For Winter

As the seasons change, so does our skin, so switching up your winter skincare regime is essential. We LOVE oversized jumpers, fluffy socks, and cosy nights in, but not the dry, flaky skin that tends to come with winter! Here’s SBC Skincare’s guide to help you maintain a healthy-looking, radiant complexion all winter long.

Why do I need to change my skincare routine for winter?

Thanks to the icy winds and indoor heating there is no humidity in the air, and as a result moisture is pulled from your skin! You may notice a dull complexion, dry flaky skin, chapped lips and cracked cuticles. Not to mention taking extra hot showers and baths during the colder months (we’re guilty of this too) can disrupt your skin's protective barrier, leaving it feeling dry and uncomfortable.

Simply making a few nourishing additions will keep your skin happy until spring! 

What skincare products do I need for winter?

Preventing dry skin during the winter requires nourishing products such as creamy cleansers, richer moisturisers, and hydrating serums designed to comfort, soothe, and nourish the skin. Look for ingredients to draw in moisture and lock it in such as: Hyaluronic Acid, Glycerin, Calendula, Squalane, Shea Butter, and Rosehip Oil.

Where to start! The first step is to look at your cleanser. Gel formulas tend to strip our skin of moisture as they cleanse. The Hydra-Collagen Replenishing Cream Cleanser is our best-selling cleanser for a reason. Formulated with Marine Collagen, Kukui Seed Oil, Shea and Cocoa Butter to ensure skin is nourished after cleansing.

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If you are worried about breakouts, a great winter option is the Propolis & White Willow Gentle Milk Cleanser. Soothing and lightweight, the milky formula contains Willow Bark Salicylic Acid to keep pores clear, whilst the blend of Propolis, Sweet Almond Oil and Cica locks in moisture for healthy-looking skin.

Which serums are best in the winter?

Known as a vegan-friendly and non-irritating alternative to Retinol, Bakuchiol is a great ingredient all year round, but especially kind to your skin in the chilly seasons.

Replace those harsh, anti-ageing products in your routine with the Bakuchiol Smoothing Serum. This skin-loving formula also contains Hyaluronic Acid and Rosehip Seed Oil to care for your skin’s moisture barrier, whilst reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and evening out skin texture and tone.

What type of moisturiser is best for winter?

Not only does it feel ultra-luxurious on the skin, the Hydra-Collagen Intensive Moisturiser is the perfect addition to your winter skincare routine. Enriched with nourishing and ultra-hydrating ingredients such as Glycerin, Shea Butter, Marine Collagen, and Vitamin E to comfort dry skin and reduce water evaporation. Plus, a little goes a long way, one or two pumps is enough to keep your face silky soft and help to prevent future dryness.

What body care should I use in the winter?

Despite being covered up this time of year, the skin on our bodies needs love and attention too. Neglecting it can lead to dry, tight, and flaky skin due to lack of moisture and the build-up of dead skin cells.

Our first move would be to find a body wash that is rich in Glycerin and soothing extracts to moisturise your skin as you cleanse. Such as the best-selling Hydra-Collagen Body Wash, or the nourishing Calendula & Macadamia Body Wash.

To avoid dead skin build-up, try using body products with AHAs, such as the Glycolic Body Serum, which gently exfoliates away dry skin, and contains Squalane and Glycerin leaving you with super-smooth skin. It also works well on dry heels and elbows! Finish with a creamy body butter rich in Shea Butter, our top winter picks would be the Arnica Body Butter or Hydra-Collagen Body Butter to keep your skin smooth and soft by effectively hydrating the skin, soothing irritation, and restoring the skin barrier.

How do you prevent dry hands in winter?

Our hands take on a lot. Whether its frequent hand washing or facing the cold daily, a moisturising hand cream should be by your side all year round, especially in the winter!

Top tip: use a gentle hand wash too, our picks are the Propolis Hand Wash or Calendula & Macadamia Hand Wash and be sure to rinse with luke warm water. SBC’s most nourishing hand cream to soothe dry, cracked skin is the Propolis & Safflower Hand Cream. For an extra boost, apply the Propolis & Honey Rescue Balm to cracked cuticles and dry patches – this also works as a great lip balm too!

Why does my scalp flake in the winter? 

It is all down to the lack of moisture in the air. The outside cold and the indoor heating can induce dryness and irritation on your scalp.

The Propolis Scalp Care Shampoo is enriched with Propolis, Honey and Pro-Vitamin B5 to moisturise, soothe irritation and replenish your hair and scalp. Finish with the Propolis Nourishing Conditioner, enriched with three ingredients from the beehive, honey, Propolis and Royal Jelly to keep your mane silky soft after every hair wash! Don’t be afraid to take this conditioner to the scalp either, it will moisturise your scalp and care for your locks to reveal healthy, fuller hair.


So now you’re ready to brave the cold and enjoy the cosy season with beautiful glowing skin from top to toe!

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