Winter Skin care Tips

Winter skincare tipsIn 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, leaving it feeling tight and dry. Not to mention the annual outbreaks of colds and illnesses that can cause a dull, grey appearance.

PREPARE

Exfoliation will buff away the dead cells that might otherwise dull our complexion. The new skin will be ready to absorb all the moisturiser you will be applying. By exfoliating, it also helps with hydration as cells transitioning from below the skin's surface to the top most layer, bring with them essential lipids and moisture.

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PREVENT

Most people's skin demand a richer moisturiser during the winter months. A cream that contains glycerin, aloe, and vitamin E is ideal: Glycerin and vitamin E help to lock in moisture. They also help stimulate circulation and help rid toxins from the skin.

If you don’t want to change your moisturiser to a richer one, try adding a hyauronic acid serum such as Medik8 Hydrating B5 Rehydration Serum. You need to layer your skin care just as you layer your clothes. A hydrating serum used underneath your moisturiser will penetrate deep into the skin, nourishing the bottom layer of cells so when they come to the surface they'll be hydrated, plumper and brighter.

Drink plenty of water – water is a vital element for our body, especially for our skin. Deprived of water, the skin dries, turns red, becomes rougher, ages more rapidly and is not able to face the external aggressions.

Don’t forget to use products to protect your lips too such as lip balms, as this is a very fragile area.                                  

PROTECT

Don’t say goodbye to your sunscreen just because summer is over! Always apply a sunscreen or moisturiser with at least an SPF of 30 or more every morning. UV rays that can cause lines and wrinkles are in the atmosphere 365 days of the year. So if you're concerned about premature ageing don't leave home without it.