Adapting your skincare routine with the changing seasons is always important and January is no different. In fact, January is probably the perfect time to re-evaluate your entire skincare routine. As the mince pies, mulled wine and festive celebrations become a distant memory, we are looking at the ways you can adapt your skincare routine for the start of the new decade…
A combination of plummeting temperatures and a month of overindulgence have probably taken their toll on your skin with symptoms such as inflammation, redness, fine lines, dull and sensitised skin starting to show.
New Year = New Skincare!
Rather than pressuring yourself with difficult workout resolutions and restrictive diets, why not treat yourself (and your skin) to a brand new skincare routine? Here’s why we think January is the perfect month to overhaul your skincare routine…
In winter there is less humidity, which means there is less moisture in the air and your skin starts to become drier, with your lips often being the most effected.
In the harsher cold weather, your barrier function can also become impaired, which in turn causes your skin to lose moisture and become more susceptible to skin irritation, sensitivity, redness and fine lines. So there’s no better time than now to add in some brand new skincare delights!
Your January/Winter Essentials
An Essential Fatty Acid supplement, such as DMK EFA+, is crucial in repairing skin’s barrier function from the inside. Think of it as the cement that holds together the bricks in a wall.
In order to support your skin from the outside, the topical application of antioxidants and vitamin-rich products helps to transform tired, dry and dull skin to healthy, glowing and radiant.
Don’t forget your SPF! Yes, even in winter you need to protect skin from the damaging rays that cause ageing every day. SPF is especially important if it snows or you are heading to the slopes for a ski break, as snow and ice can reflect up to 85% of UV rays.
Image Skincare have a range of SPFs in their Prevention+ range, with products for all skin types including oil-free, hydrating and tinted. The SPFs are also enriched with a blend of antioxidants, vitamins and green tea.
For the ultimate winter skin pick-me-up that locks in moisture, repairs barrier function and delivers a hit of antioxidants, Image Skincare Vital C Hydrating Facial Oil brings back radiance in dull, tired looking skin. Skin is nourished with anti-inflammatory botanicals and a combination of Moringa, Sea Buckthorn and Grapeseed oils, as well as stabilised antioxidants work to brighten and help rejuvenate ageing skin.
Image Skincare Vital C Hydrating Facial Oil can also be combined with your usual night cream. We love combining this facial oil with Image Skincare The MAX Stem Cell Creme for a revolutionary night treatment, with a maximum concentration of peptides and a powerful antioxidant boost.
If the cold weather and lack of humidity has left your lips feeling chapped, cracked and dry, protect your pout with Image Skincare Ormedic Balancing Lip Enhancement Complex. Enriched with Organic Avocado Oil and a high concentration of Vitamin E, moisture is locked in. A powerful Polypeptide Complex adds up to 40% of moisture volume with repeat usage.
Post-party skin recovery
If your skin is still feeling the aftermath of an indulgent December, Image Skincare have the perfect post-party cocktail (don’t worry, you don’t have to drink anything!) to brighten and exfoliate and leave your skin looking radiant.
Image Skincare Iluma Intense Brightening Cleanser is a gel to milk cleanser that helps to protect skin’s barrier with plant-derived stem cell extracts as well as botanical brightening agents to help fade dark spots and discolorations.
Follow with Image Skincare Ageless Total Resurfacing Masque that will help to brighten, tighten and smooth skin with Alpha Hydroxy Acids for a resurfaced and rejuvenated complexion!
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Written for you by: Alex, Face the Future & Charlene, Image Skincare
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