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Everything You Need To Tackle Dry And Dehydrated Skin This Winter

Everything you need ti tackle dry & dehydrated skin this winter
You have probably all updated your winter wardrobe already, swapped your t-shirts for woolly jumpers and sandals for boots, but have you changed your skincare regime?
In the cold weather, our skin needs a little extra nourishment. The dramatic changes in temperature from the contrast of cold weather and central heating will not only cause confusion but can irritate the skin. The harsh winds and cold spells that come with winter can strip away your skin's moisture levels damaging the skin barrier, leaving it feeling itchy, tight, and dry. 

 5 essential hydrating ingredients you should look for in your winter moisturiser to enhance the skin's barrier function for a healthier, more radiant complexion.

Omega Fatty acids
Omega fatty acids strengthen the skin’s surface layers for a smoother & healthier complexion.
Helping to hydrate, retain moisture & restore the skin's barrier function.
Omega fatty acids also protect the skin against environmental damage.
Ceramides are lipids that help form the skin's barrier and help the skin retain moisture.
Ceramides also help the skin protect against environmental aggressors like irritants and pollution
When the skin’s barrier is compromised, it leads to dryness, itching, and irritation.
Jojoba oil
Jojoba oil closely mimics the skin's own sebum, making it an effective natural hydrator.
As well as moisturising, it can help repair a damaged skin barrier.
Jojoba is also naturally antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, analgesic, hypoallergenic, and anti-inflammatory. 
Shea butter 
Shea butter has amazing moisturising properties. It not only moisturises and nourishes your skin but helps strengthen the skin barrier to lock in moisture.
Shea butter also has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and healing properties
shea butter is also anti-aging,  restores elasticity, reduces wrinkles, and increases the skin’s natural collagen production.
Shea butter is also packed with antioxidants like vitamin E, as well as polyphenols and phytonutrients, helping to fight oxidative stress.
Aloe Vera
This natural plant can intensely moisturise the skin,  locking in moisture leaving the skin smooth and soft.
Also known for its antibacterial & soothing properties and even slows down the signs of aging.

These expert-approved moisturisers will boost some serious hydration back into dry, winter skin:

Omega fatty acids
 Zenmed Omegaceramide+ Recovery Moisturizer
Formulated with the collagen-boosting effects of Omega 3 fatty acids and hyaluronic acid, making it ideal night cream for aging skin.
Jan Marini Age Intervention Face Cream
Containing powerful plant extracts and essential fatty acids, this anti-aging face cream has been specifically designed to target the changes in aging skin. This Highly moisturising Face Cream will assist in revitalizing and restoring the appearance of youthful suppleness and elasticity.
Medik8 Advanced Night Restore
Advanced ceramides are used in an optimised ratio to help plump and hydrate skin as well as restoring its natural defense barriers.
Verso Nourishing Cream
A rich nourishing cream that helps restore the skin barrier function and dramatically improve its appearance reducing fine lines, wrinkles, and redness. It offers extra moisture and helps retain long-term hydration, targeted to improve skin's barrier performance.

SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2

SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2

Anti-aging lightweight cream formulated with a maximized concentration of lipids: 2% pure ceramides, 4% natural cholesterol, and 2% fatty acids. Clinically proven to improve the visible appearance of skin smoothness, laxity, pores, and overall radiance.

Jojoba oil 
Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Cream
The concentrated formula is packed full of beneficial ingredients, including Shea Butter, Hyaluronic Acid, Jojoba oil, and a yeast-derived Beta Glucan to help support the skin's natural moisture barrier and defense system. It rescues dry skin and aids in the improvement of natural skin cell repairing capabilities.
  PCA Skin Silkcoat Balm
Specifically formulated with antioxidants, botanicals, Jojoba Seed Oil, and hydrolyzed silk to be the ultimate nighttime treatment for dry and mature skin, and skin in harsh or cold climates.
An overnight repairing & replenishing hydrating moisturiser. Formulated with Anti-Aging Stem Cell Complex, Shea Butter and Jojoba Oil to nourish, hydrate, and firm the skin.
Shea Butter
A calming and hydrating moisturiser formulated with Chamomile Tea, antioxidants, Shea Butter, and aloe vera to revitalize, regenerate, and re-balance the skin.
Dermaceutic Regen Ceutic Skin Recovery Cream
The highly active formula boosts the skin’s recovery and provides optimal moisturising, soothing, firming, and superior skin comfort.
Formulated with peptides, antioxidants, shea butter, and  Hyaluronic acid to nourish and firm the skin.
Aloe vera 
  Oxygenetix Oxygenating Hydro-Matrix Moisturiser 
This aloe vera gel moisturiser contains a patent-pending formula called Ceravitae Complex, which reinforces the skin’s natural healing process.
    Dermaceutic Hyal Ceutic Intense Moisturizer
Highly Moisturising cream containing hyaluronic acid, aloe vera, jojoba, and shea butter to help condition and repair the skin.
     Alhydran - a medical hydrating cream 
Alhydran is the go-to cream for dry skin, providing immediate, long-lasting protection against excessive moisture loss. 
It hydrates the skin, makes it more supple, and reduces itching. The protection provided by Alhydran enables the skin to repair itself.
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Andrea Patel Dermatology Nurse Practitioner & Director Author
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