It's time to reassess your skincare routine to combat the seasonal chill and keep your complexion glowing. The winter poses unique challenges, from dry air to harsh winds, that can leave skin feeling lacklustre and parched. Fear not! With a well-crafted regime, you can embrace the winter wonderland without compromising on radiance.
Hydration is Key: Cold weather can strip skin of its natural moisture. To combat this, hydration becomes your best friend. Choose a hydrating cleanser to start your routine like Tropic's Smoothing Cleanser Complexion Purifier. Gentle jojoba oil dissolves dirt and makeup, while aloe vera juice to provides a rush of moisture. Available in a scented version with eucalyptus and rosemary essential oils, or unscented for supersensitive skin.
Amp Up the Moisture: In winter, your skin craves extra moisture, so don't shy away from layering on hydrating products. I recommend incorporating a hyaluronic acid serum into your routine - like Rainforest Dew, from Tropic - followed with a rich, emollient moisturiser to create a protective barrier against the harsh elements.
Don't Forget the Sunscreen: Even on cloudy winter days, UV rays can penetrate your skin and cause damage. It may sound strange to use SPF all year round but that’s exactly what you should do – even on the most overcast days. This simple step can prevent premature aging and protect your skin from harmful UV radiation. Read more in my blog post here.
Exfoliate Gently: Exfoliation is crucial to remove dead skin cells and promote cell turnover, but in winter, it's essential to do so gently. Chose one with ingredients like glycolic acid or lactic acid to effectiveky exfoliate but without being too abrasive on winter-challenged skin. You can find out more about exfoliators here.
Nourish from Within: Skincare isn't just about what you put on your face; it's also about what you put in your body. A well-balanced diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants and vitamins, support the health of your skin from the inside. And stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day.
Lips Need Love Too: If you'e battling dry, chapped lips keep a lip balm with nourishing ingredients like shea butter or coconut oil close to hand. iS Clinical's Lip Duo contains a polish to condition, hydrate and soften; and Youth Lip Elixir to plump, smooth and redefine for immediate and long-term results. They work in tandem with a combination of Hyaluronic Acid, vitamins C, E, and B5, shea and cocoa butter.
Incorporate Overnight Treatments: Give your complexion an extra boost while you snooze. There's muich truth in the term beauty sleep because our skin repairs and regenerates overnight, so its important to replenish moisture. Tropic's ultra-hydrating Skin Dream Firming Night Cream is formulated with bio-retinol (a naturally-derived, gentler version of retinol), hyaluronic acid, antioxidants and fatty acids to enhance radiance and boost cell turnover.
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