There’s a lot to love about Winter; warm blankets, hot drinks, cosy nights in, woollen jumpers, the list goes on! But with every list of pros comes a list of cons. Dry, itchy, irritated skin and cracked lips are very common side effects of the cold season. As the temperature outside drops, the air becomes dry and our skin loses a substantial dose of moisture. Plus, the increase use of heaters makes our indoor environments just as dehydrated.
From the obvious to the lesser known, there are many ways you can transform your dull complexion and combat Winter skin. Here is just a few:
This one goes without saying! If you feel your usual moisturiser isn’t quite doing the trick, as it would in Summer, it’s most likely time to switch to a heavier hydrating moisturiser. The Advanced Day Total Protect by Medik8 is a great substitute for a Winter moisturiser, it’s deeply hydrating yet super-light and has an invisible finish, making it perfect to use during the day.
Common cleansers designed for oily skin can be too harsh during Winter, as our skin’s natural oils are beneficial during the dry, colder months. Medik8’s Gentle Cleanse is a mild foaming wash that gently removes dirt, make-up and impurities, without unbalancing the skin’s delicate moisture levels.
There’s no doubt about the direct link between gut and skin health, so it’s crucial to maintain a healthy diet or rebalance your diet if you feel it’s lacking in certain areas. Having a healthy intake of monounsaturated fats like olive oil, avocado, salmon, tuna and nuts provides your skin with the right moisture balance.
If you’re suffering from severe dryness and feel like you’re at your wits’ end, it may be time to consider your home environment. Go easy on the heaters and invest in a humidifier, this will place moisture back into the room assisting the skin’s barrier to stay hydrated.
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