Plunging temperatures and harsh weather in the autumn and winter months can be torture for our skin. The sub-zero temperatures, low humidity levels, and indoor heating draw moisture away from the skin, damaging the protective barrier leaving your complexion exposed to irritants which can lead to dry, cracked, chapped, and even bleeding skin. As well as feeling uncomfortable, dry skin can lead to breakouts and pimples, as well as speeding up the physical signs of aging like fine lines, sagging skin, and wrinkles.
Eczema, psoriasis, and redness can flare up during this time too to cause discomfort and dampen our confidence which is why, when the seasons change, our skincare should too. Lucky for us, there’s plenty of dry skin remedies that work wonders and will have your skin back to looking and feeling healthy, hydrated, and glowing in no time!
HYDRATE INSIDE & OUT
Hydrated skin is happy skin, and we can nourish our skin on the inside and out! Aim to drink 2-3L of water per day to keep hydration levels high, and incorporate the right skincare ingredients and routine – a hydrating cleanser, toner, serum, and rich moisturizer followed by a face oil to lock in moisture. Plus, slather on SPF as part of your morning skincare routine!
For megawatt skin hydration, look to Zenii’s Hyaluronic Acid Booster Serum. Dry skin's arch-enemy, hyaluronic acid, attracts moisture, then locks it in so it can penetrate deeply.
“The best tip for how to combat dry skin is that oil trumps water. Thinking back to science class – oil floats on water and thus oil (lipids) will form a natural barrier on the skin and help keep water in the skin,” says international skin expert, René Serbon. Shiffa’s Sapphire Sensitive Face Oil calms, soothes and nourishes dry and sensitive skin types, and has antioxidant-rich properties to protect against harmful free radicals that can cause premature aging. The expert formula reduces redness and strengthens skin over time.
Hyaluronic & Tri-peptide Serum
PROTECT WITH SPF DAILY
The number one resounding skincare rule every dermatologist will tell you, and esthetician Dr Cristina Golfomitsos told us: “The first step in achieving a flawless, glowing, young-looking skin is to protect it from the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB with a good sunscreen – at least SPF 30, but ideally 50.” Yes, even when it’s cloudy, windy, raining, or snowing! Even during the colder months, UVA and UVB rays can damage collagen and elastin to cause premature aging, and support the formation of dangerous free radicals – toxins that can attack healthy cells in the body which can go on to cause irreversible skin damage including skin cancer.
Zenii London’s Stem Cell Renewal Cream with SPF 30 is a rejuvenating day cream that not only protects against UVA and UVB rays but also against blue light radiation from digital phones, tablets, and TV screens (yes – these can damage your skin too). This award-winning daily moisturizer protects against free radical damage, is reef-friendly, and free from nano-particles (tiny pieces of plastic that are present in some skincare products). Its state-of-the-art botanical formula stimulates skin’s stem cells and renews collagen for nourished skin that is healthier, smoother, and stronger.
Stem Cell Renewal Cream
Add a calming, hydrating toner
When it detects dryness, parched skin works hard to produce more sebum (naturally occurring hydrating oils). This overproduction can lead to irritation, oiliness, and breakouts. To avoid it, you need to rebalance your skin and ensure that moisture levels stay high.
Your skincare routine wouldn't be complete without a toner to remove any residual makeup, dirt, or impurities from your skin – apply after cleansing and before you apply moisturizer. Get squeaky clean skin with this Wisdom Cares Neroli Toner to keep skin calm, hydrated, and radiant. Tackle sore or irritated skin with soothing ingredients like witch hazel, and nutritious organic neroli water. The nourishing ingredients help to refine pores, add moisture, help other skin products penetrate more deeply, balance skin pH levels, promote skin regeneration, improve skin elasticity and protect against environmental stressors.
GET DEEP HYDRATION WITH A MOISTURE MASK
If you’re in need of deep hydration from chapped winter skin – perhaps your skin is withered from central heating (your car heaters being the worst culprit) or you recently spent time hiking outdoors in harsh conditions and feel like you need a moisture boost – look no further than the luxurious La Fervance Éclat Extraordinaire.
This deeply nourishing treatment that contains 23K gold, can be used in three ways – as a daily moisturizer, a ten-minute moisture mask, or an indulgent overnight facial for the ultimate self-care ritual. Active botanical ingredients dramatically improve skin hydration, visibly reduce wrinkles and restore skin’s elasticity and firmness for a luminous, healthy complexion.
Working 30 functional areas, this product is the ultimate multi-use treatment to deliver astounding results no matter what your skin concern is. It contains moisture-boosting hyaluronic acid from 100% pure sources as well as a myriad of natural, botanical ingredients that can provide deep hydration and moisture that lasts up to five days after application.
The 23K gold extract is detoxifying and anti-inflammatory with insulating properties to help the skin to fight toxins and enhance anti-aging. It penetrates through pores, draining lymph nodes and eliminating impurities. It also promotes cell regeneration and supports collagen production. With regular application, your complexion will appear more toned, smooth, and healthy with a youthful, dewy glow. Wake up refreshed, golden and luminous!
amp up anti-aging nutrition
Environmental stressors aren’t the only contributor to dry skin. As we age, hydration and collagen levels in our skin deplete. "It's super common to get dry skin during menopause, as we stop producing as much estrogen,” explains aesthetics nurse practitioner and founder of Aurielle Aesthetics, Lucy Williams. “Estrogen is a key hormone in the production of collagen and essential oils within our skin, [and the lack of it] causes dryer and duller-looking skin.”
Thirsty skin will appear leathery, dull, sagging, looser, and fine lines and wrinkles will be much more visible. This dryness only gets worse as we get older because of the sharp reduction in estrogen thanks to changing hormones.
A youth-boosting supplement like Pjyrity’s Skin Meister Komplex is perfect for anyone over the age of thirty who wants to support their vitality and minimize early signs of aging. Plant-based ingredients deliver sumptuous anti-aging benefits. Coenzyme q10 provides energy to the skin cells that need it most for skin regeneration, high-quality hyaluronic acid brightens and helps the skin to retain moisture, and natural bamboo silicon hydrates and supports the natural elasticity and suppleness of the skin. The expert blend tackles tell-tale signs of aging, reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and dullness while helping to firm and contour the skin.
Skin Meister Komplex
Quench your thirsty skin
Just like you switch up your wardrobe between seasons, your skincare needs a transition too! When you dig out your boots, tights, and coats, remember to find your thermal skincare layers with rich, nourishing, protective ingredients to quench thirsty skin and make way for a youthful, dewy glow!