As the weather gets colder and switching the heating on becomes a thing of the norm, it’s also time to recognise that our hydration levels need topping up too.
However, it’s not all about protecting your skin from dryness during autumn and winter, low temperatures can cause more than just dehydration; complexions can become sensitized, skin can look dull and flare-ups can cause havoc all over your body.
Here’s everything you need to prep your skin to avoid any uncomfortable reactions such as irregular texture and tightness this autumn…
At this time of year, it’s essential that your skincare routine features ingredients like plumping hyaluronic acid and protective antioxidants to defend your complexion against cold spells, pollution and the drying effect of air conditioning.
This is why Mineral 89 should be your new go-to! An easy slip into anyone’s skincare routine, this moisture-infused serum delicately nourishes and protects your skin with its minimalist yet highly effective formula, whilst revealing skin that looks and feels comfortable, day after day.
Cold weather + dry skin = flakey skin, and nobody likes flakes or dry patches. Now’s the perfect time to get buffing and brightening your skin, as this is the prevalent time of year where dullness tends to strike.
Decleor’s Phytopeel Cream doesn’t use grains to exfoliate, its essential oil infused formula creates a buffing mechanism so gentle, it can even be used under your eye area. All you need do is spare 10 minutes per week and you’ll be well on your way to gorgeous, glowing skin. If you prefer a physical exfoliator? Try the La Roche-Posay Ultra-Fine Scrub.
3) Opt For A No-Rinse Cleanser
Harsh water can affect the way the way that your skin feels after you cleanse in colder months, especially for dry or dehydrated skin types. To avoid tightness, sensitivity and discomfort, swap your face wash for a no-rinse cleansing routine to soften the effects that washing your face can have.
A complete fail-safe cleanser for all skin types is the Sensibio H20 from Bioderma. What makes this micellar different, is that it’s infused with fatty acids that are similar to the phospholipids of the skin cell membranes, so even the most fragile skin will benefit from this gentle and effective cleanser. It even removes stubborn waterproof eye makeup too. Dryer skin? Try the Bioderma Hydrabio H20 instead.
4) Prevent Chapped Lips
As we don’t have any sebaceous glands in our lips to keep the skin hydrated, it’s essential to invest in a heavy-duty lip moisturiser at this time of year. For many, dry, flaky lips are a common side effect of the colder weather.
The perfect solution is the Nuxe Reve de Miel Lip Balm, which will repair, rehydrate and nourish lips with a 79.5% natural formula. Using the restorative powers of beeswax, honey and conditioning oils to restore comfort and softness to your lips, there’s a strong reason why one Nuxe Reve de Miel Lip Balm is sold across the world every 28 seconds.
5) Beat Flare-Ups
Itchy, flaky skin can flare up at any time of year, but during the colder months, sufferers will know that dry patches and atopic irritations are often worse during colder times. Whether these irritations are on around the nose or elbows, the La Roche-Posay Lipikar AP Stick will immediately soothe the uncomfortable feeling of needing to scratch an itch. It comforts the inflamed area with intense hydration and antibacterial care for instant relief.
This pocket-sized soother will become an eczema sufferers best friend during winter, whilst being completely suitable for babies and skin that’s prone to dryness all year round.
6) Protect Your Skin From The Elements
Just like we protect our skin in the sunshine, protecting your complexion in the colder months is completely essential too. For a boost of extra hydration from your SPF, try the Bioderma Hydrabio Eau de Soin SPF30; a refreshing water spray that protects and moisturises in one.
Perfect for those on the go, this gentle and lightweight mist refreshes and hydrates your skin throughout the day, whilst setting and perfecting your makeup for a beneficial finishing touch.
7) Take Time To Repair
Dermatologist approved, Embryolisse is the perfect repair treatment during a seasonal transition. After a day bracing the cold, this 6-in-1 multi-tasker will re-balance the water levels in your skin with its fatty acid and vitamin infused formula, ensuring your skin looks brighter, bouncier and more beautiful.
All you need to do is, sit back, relax and apply this moisture-rich treatment to clean skin to instantly benefit from soothed results.