Despite your best intentions to drink more water, apply SPF every day and regularly take supplements, sometimes your skin just won’t play ball. Winter can be tough enough, but when you’re constantly battling a dry and flaky complexion, you want a solution that’s going to get to work – FAST!
If the cold winter weather is getting to your skin, check out our top product recommendations to help you wave goodbye to dry (skin) January!
We’ve already mentioned supplements, but this money-saving duo from Advanced Nutrition Programme contains two skin-loving supplements that work together to lock in moisture, smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and give skin a luminous glow. Tackle your dry skin from within, with Advanced Nutrition Programme Skin Moisture Lock Plus.
Advanced Nutrition Programme Skin Moisture Lock contains a Hyaluronic Acid and Ceramide complex that works to improve skin from the inside out. Just one or two softgels a day increase skin hydration, improve wrinkle depth and skin smoothness.
Advanced Nutrition Programme Skin Omegas+ combines Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids to maintain healthy, supple skin and support skin integrity. Just two softgels a day, taken with a meal, acts like an internal moisturiser, nourishing dry skin and leaving the complexion with a luminous glow.
Skin Omegas+ is the perfect companion to most skincare regimes and contains optimum levels of EPA (an important omega 3) along with GLA (an important omega 6) made from Evening Primrose Oil.
Water alone is not enough!
It sounds obvious, but drinking plenty of water is, of course, the first step to boosting your hydration levels. Hydrated cells work more effectively and are much healthier. Rejuvenated H3O Hydration boosts this process by using an ionic bond to transfer water through the stomach wall more quickly to promote a healthy fluid balance within cells.
Rejuvenated H3O Hydration is formulated with, Hyaluronic Acid, Potassium chloride, Magnesium chloride, Calcium lactate, Sodium citrate and powerful antioxidant Trans-resveratrol to provide all the key minerals for skin and ions necessary to create super healthy and hydrated cells.
Switch up your cleanser
Acting as a barrier and skin’s first line of defence from external environmental aggressors, skin’s naturally occurring oils help to protect and maintain skin function. Foaming cleansers can strip skin’s natural oils, so in winter months, consider replacing your foaming cleanser with a more gentle balm, cream or milk. We love LABthetics Conditioning Milk Cleanser, which is formulated with Sunflower oil, Almond oil and Glycerine to gently remove makeup and debris, whilst maintaining skin’s protective layer and without stripping skin’s natural and protective oils.
Invest in a dry skin saviour
When your skin is screaming out for some extra hydration, give it exactly what it needs with SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2. This innovative moisturiser is formulated with 2% pure ceramides, 4% naturally occurring cholesterol and 2% omega fatty acids to restore surface lipids, reinforce skin’s barrier and support skin’s natural function.
The rich and concentrated emollient cream plumps and firms dry, ageing and sagging skin as well as improving the visible appearance of skin smoothness, laxity, pores, and overall radiance.
Invest in a good lip balm
You invest in serums, moisturisers and supplements aplenty, but when it comes to your lips, your skincare stash falls short and you always end up reaching for an old pot of Vaseline (!) in an attempt to stop the dryness, peeling and cracking.
Just like the rest of the skin on your face, your lips need hydration too. Opt for a lip product packed with Hyaluronic Acid and other soothing and hydrating ingredients to ensure your lips are ready for the party season.
Medik8 Mutiny Squalane-Based Alternative Lip Balm ticks all those boxes – it’s like skincare for your lips! The gel-like balm melts into an oil upon application to deliver instant and long-lasting hydration. Formulated in a squalane base, with plant-sourced Sea Buckthorn Oil and multi-weight Hyaluronic Acid, the lip balm absorbs into lips to replenish lost lipids and leave lips feeling nourished, replenished and moisturised.
Hyaluronic Acid, Hyaluronic Acid, Hyaluronic Acid!
You’ve probably seen this hero ingredient popping up throughout this blog, and for good reason. Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is well known for its ability to hold over 1,000 times its own weight in water, helping to retain moisture in skin for a hydrated complexion.
Mesoestetic HA Densimatrix is a concentrated Hyaluronic Acid serum formulated with several forms and molecular weights of Hyaluronic Acid to deliver a hydrating, anti ageing and filling action.
To get the most out of your hydrating serum, make sure you check out our blog: Hyaluronic Acid: How To Use This Skincare Essential.
For help with finding the right hydrating products for your skin, speak to our skincare experts on 0113 282 7744 or take our online skin test to receive personalised product recommendations direct to your inbox!
Written for you by: Alex, Face the Future
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