Winter Skin Tips
Has the winter weather got your skin feeling dry or dehydrated?
Dryness, tightness and flaky skin is common in winter due to lower humidity, heating and cold weather. In fact, your skin loses more than 25 percent of its ability to hold moisture in the winter, eek!
Dehydration is also more common during the colder months, as there is less moisture in the air to draw into the skin, meaning our skin can start to look a little bit dull, lacking that healthy ‘glow’. When we lose some of our natural hydration, it can become difficult to hold moisture in the skin and there is nothing to ‘lock’ hydration in. This can also mean that we lose some of our own protective barrier too, which can make our skin more susceptible to reactions and irritation from our external environment.
So, how do we prevent this?
A healthy lipid barrier is the first step. When our skins barrier is functioning well, we are able to lock in moisture and hydration, keeping the skin in balance and protecting our skin from harsh climates, irritation and sensitivity. Using a Dermalogica moisturiser suited to your skin needs will help to maintain the skins barrier through those colder months.
Hydrate. Our skin produces Hyaluronic acid to draw moisture into the skin, so increasing our levels of Hyaluronic acid will increase the skins ability to draw moisture in. Our Skin Hydrating Booster will give the skin that extra, well, boost that it needs, delivering Hyaluronic direct into the skin cells to hydrate, plump and achieve healthy glowing skin.
Add in a facial oil during winter for those drier skins. A high quality facial oil will The Phyto-Replenish Oil will give you that instant dewy glow, whilst helping to nourish and improve barrier function. An easily absorbed, lightweight facial oil that also provides anti-inflammatory properties to help inhibit skin irritation and sensitivity, making it an ideal choice for use underneath or mixed in with your favourite Dermalogica Moisturiser.
Don’t forget the lips! The skin on your lips is thinner than the rest of your face, making it more susceptible to damage from the harsher winter elements. Before bed, smooth on a coat of Renewal Lip Complex to nourish, hydrate and fend off flaky dry skin.