The joys of rugging up in winter is often met with the woes of winter skin. As air humidity drops in the cooler months, the atmosphere pulls moisture from your skin. Healthy skin contains 25% water, so when the percentage of water in your skin drops to below 10 percent you will begin to experience the dreaded itchy winter skin; dryness, flakiness, a tight feeling.
While there isn't much we can do about avoiding winters harsh climate, there are many ways you can look after your skin in the colder months. Here are our top picks for keeping your skin soft and supple.
Start early. Don't wait until winter to maintain a healthy moisturising routine. Use a mild moisturising lotion every day throughout the year to keep your skin looking bright all year round. This will also ensure that you avoid needing a thick moisture to replenish your skin in winter. These can sometimes cause reactions to sensitive skin so it's recommended that you find something that you can use all year round. To replenish your skin and to help repair dry areas try ego QV Cream.
Rehydrate right. If you've headed to winter unprepared and need a quick skin boost, replenish your skin. As dry skin can often be quite sensitive so make sure you use a specially formulated product. ego QV Gentle Wash is a low foaming cleanser that leaves the skin feeling clean and fresh.
Do it with a detox. Dry skin is unable to exfoliate on its own which results in a build-up of dead cells that cause the dullness and flakiness. During winter use a gentle scrub to help exfoliate your skin and keep it glowing. NIVEA carry good exfoliators available that you can use on a regular basis.
Most importantly tho, and it's all natural stay hydrated! While you may prefer a warm cup of tea, don't stop drinking water throughout the day. Keep a bottle of water on your desk to get your regular intake.
So stay warm, rug up but keep glowing. Your skin will thank you and you'll be ready should you need to slip into a warm spa this season. Happy winter!