BEAUTIFUL SKIN IN WINTER
Your skin behaves differently in winter. It’s up against the elements, subject to colder temperatures, fiercer winds, low humidity, gas heaters and hot showers. So it’s unsurprising that many of us end up with flaky and lacklustre skin when the cold comes in. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Not if you understand the important requirements of your skin in colder climates and how to care for your winter skin.
Important skincare tips for glowing and hydrated skin this Winter
- Use night cream – Using a night cream is important all year round but particularly important in winter. Your skin behaves differently at night as it uses this time to rest and regenerate. So giving your skin a little extra moisture to help the regeneration process works wonders.
- Exfoliation is key – It’s hard for your skin to absorb your moisturiser if it’s shielded by a layer of dead skin, which is why exfoliating in winter is so important. Using a gentle exfoliant a couple of times a week during winter will ensure that all dead skin cells are removed and your skin can effectively soak up the moisturiser you put on it.
- Add a serum to your skin routine – Serums, much like face oils, can be much more effective in delivering moisture to the skin than traditional moisturisers. Serums and face oils have smaller molecules, allowing them to sink and penetrate deeper into our skin, hydrating more intensely and more thoroughly. Anyone with ageing skin should have a serum in their skincare routine already but in winter, everyone should consider adding one to their routine.
RICHER, MORE HYDRATING MOISTURISERS
Winter puts so much of stress on your skin, making it less able to defend itself. By adding a richer mosituriser to your routine, you are strengthening your skin barriers, preventing moisture loss, and locking in hydration for a plump and glowy complexion.
Need even more hydration?
- Medik8 B5 Intense
B5 Intense is a supercharged hyaluronic acid serum. Harnessing a potent triple-action hydration booster which recharges the skin’s internal moisture source.
- Medik8 Liquid Peptides
An ultra-hydrating, crystal-clear serum that sinks effortlessly and rapidly into skin, providing you with the very best in anti-ageing technology.