How to take care of skin during winter
As the seasons change and the weather gets colder, the skin on our body can become drier. To tackle this, many people end up changing their entire skincare routine. While your skin may need a little extra, your skin type hasn't changed, so neither should your routine. All you need to do is add one or two products to provide extra hydration and nourishment.
Drier skin during the winter months shouldn't require a complete change of products. Instead it is best to listen to your skin and try to accomodate specific needs, by changing one or two products. It is also important to keep up your regular skincare routine. Use a cleanser to get rid of built-up dirt, impurities and pollutants. Follow your cleanser with an exfoliant to remove dead skin cells and give skin a natural glow. Exfoliants also help to calm redness, a common concern at this time of year. And lastly, don't forget to moisturise all day, every day. Remember that UV rays are harmful all year round, especially when reflected on snowy surfaces, so never leave home without applying an SPF of 30 or higher.
The skin on our bodies needs love and attention too, even though most of it is covered at this time of year. Neglecting it can lead to extremely dry, dull and flaky skin due to the build-up of dead skin cells. To avoid this, try using Skin Revealing Body Lotion 10% AHA, which gently exfoliates dry skin leaving you with super-smooth skin. It also works well on dry heels and elbows. If you suffer from little red bumps or bacne, our 2% BHA Body Spot Exfoliant is a great option. Follow these exfoliating body lotions with either Ultra-Rich Soothing Body Butter or Daily Replenishing Body Cream to hydrate and protect skin even more.
Dry Facial Skin
If you experience a lot of dryness during winter, it is important to protect and restore the skin's natural barrier. Omega+ Complex Serum is packed with nourishing omega fatty acids and helps to avoid moisture loss, delivering intense hydration. If you're looking for a lighter yet powerful serum to add to your routine, our Power Berry Serum is your go-to. It features 95% natural ingredients that repair and revitalise skin and also hydrate and protect from environmental damage. Opting for a toner is another great way to replenish the skin's surface. We have loads to choose from, depending on your skin type and concerns.
If you suffer from dry, flaky skin in the winter, it can be tempting to use a scrub to get rid of all those dead skin cells. Unfortunately, harsh, abrasive scrubs can damage your skin, causing moisture loss and ironically even more dryness. Instead it’s best to remove dead skin cells with an AHA or BHA leave-on exfoliant. If you normally use a gel or liquid exfoliant, try switching to a lotion during winter. If you have normal to dry skin, our Skin Perfecting 8% AHA Lotion Exfoliant is a great choice. If you normally have oily, combination or breakout-prone skin, but are suffering from dry patches, try our Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Lotion Exfoliant. Step up the hydration by adding our Hyaluronic Acid Booster straight after exfoliating to relieve dry skin and make skin plumper.
Lips are sensitive to cold weather because they produce less oil than the rest of the face, so it's important to take extra care of them during winter. Protect and nourish them during the day with our Lip Balm SPF 50 or for chapped lips, apply Lip & Body Balm. Bonus tip: massage a bit of our Moisture Renewal Oil Booster on your lips then seal with Lip & Body Balm as an overnight lip mask. Hello, luscious lips!
Cold, windy and wet weather can cause hands to become dry and painful with brittle nails and frayed cuticles. Help is at hand though! Use our Ultra-Rich Soothing Body Butter to nourish and protect dry hands, repeating as often as needed and always after hand-washing. Our Lip & Body Balm is a true multi-tasker that takes care of cuticles. To exfoliate dry hands, use our 10% AHA Skin Revealing Body Lotion. Bonus winter skin tip: our Skin Recovery Mask doubles as an ultra-rich hand cream.
Low temperatures and harsh winds can cause skin to become more sensitive, irritated or red. Pamper your skin with calming ingredients to relieve redness and soothe skin. Our Moisture Renewal Oil Booster helps skin to retain moisture and gets rid of dry and flaky skin, making it perfect for sensitive complexions. If you're looking for a serum that hydrates skin and calms redness at the same time, opt for our Omega+ Complex Serum that helps protect and restore the skin's natural barrier. Need a little extra TLC? When getting ready for bed, put on Super Hydrate Overnight Mask as the last step in your nighttime skincare routine. Specially formulated for sensitive skin, it reduces redness, soothes skin and delivers long-lasting hydration while you sleep.
Very Dry Skin
If you normally have dry skin, the colder months can make it even drier. A skincare routine for dry skin is recommended as a great foundation. Switch up your existing routine with our Skin Recovery Super Antioxidant Serum and Moisture Renewal Oil Booster. Another real game-changer is our Clinical Ultra-Rich Moisturiser - end your nightime routine with this product for extreme hydration. In times of extreme dryness, an overnight mask is a lifesaver. Our Skin Recovery Mask intensely moisturises even the driest of skins and will ensure you wake up to a radiant and dewy complexion.
Adding a hydrating serum or changing your exfoliant from a liquid or gel formula to a lotion is great for dry skin during colder months. Indulging in a little extra pampering will also work wonders on your skin – and spirits! Using an overnight mask once a week saves time and will ensure you wake up to healthy, glowing skin. Use our Radiance Renewal Mask for a radiant complexion and for an extra boost of hydration apply Super Hydrate Overnight Mask as the last step in your nighttime routine. For dry skin, AHA exfoliants are a great option. Give skin a weekly boost with our Resist Advanced Smoothing Treatment 10% AHA to help dry, dull skin find its glow again.
Cold, windy weather also means the delicate skin around the eyes can get drier. Packed with shea butter and peptides, Resist Anti-Aging Eye Cream also works well as an overnight eye mask – say hello to long-lasting hydration and goodbye to the look of fine lines. In search of a little more radiance around your eyes? Apply Clinical Ceramide-Enriched Firming Eye Cream to achieve just that and more.
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