Unfortunately winter can be cruel to our skin. The cold temperatures combined with wet and windy weather can turn your glowing complexion into quite the opposite. In order to prevent dry, sore and tender skin in the colder months make sure you’re keeping on track with your skincare routine. Your summer vs. winter skincare routine will differ largely, from the ingredients to the intensity of use. So, for all the need to know products, ingredients, tips and tricks for staying silky smooth this winter, take a look at our winter skincare guide.
Unsurprisingly, our number one piece of advice would be to keep your skin hydrated! There’s a wealth of moisturisers and oils on the market but it’s the ingredients you need be looking out for to ensure they’ll quench your dry skin’s thirst.
#1 Hyaluronic Acid
Look for Hyaluronic Acid in the ingredients of your skincare products, like The Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cream. Formulated with a 30% Hyaluronic Acid complex, the moisturiser intensely hydrates by attracting and retaining water from moisture in the air, which plumps the appearance of skin to promote a supple, smoother-looking complexion. Use it in the morning on a freshly cleansed face and on an evening before you go to sleep.
#2 Lactic Acid
Another ingredient that works wonders on dry skin is lactic acid. The ingredients used in The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% +HA 2% Superficial Peeling Formulation work to gently exfoliate skin to transform your complexion. Use this as little and often as necessary to reduce rough and dry skin.
#3 B Oil
The Ordinary B Oil is another product on our list of beauty must-haves. The Ordinary B Oil helps to restore a healthy glow to your complexion, boasting a range of nourishing ingredients including purified Micro-Algae, argan, brazil nut and rosehip oil. The formula acts as a natural barrier to defend against damage caused from unfavourable weather and will leave your skin back in its healthy state.