Months of cold, frosty weather can knock your complexion completely off balance, transforming your once manageable skin type into one defined by the unknown. When your complexion suddenly takes on traits it never had before, it’s time to make some changes to your routine. Luckily, SkinCeuticals have the products to soothe your winter skin woes.
Winter Skin Woe: Extremely tight, dry skin
The Solution: It’s not uncommon for the skin to become unnaturally tight and inflexible during the winter, as cold winds and central heating do their best to suck what little moisture there is out of the skin. To help relieve any tightness, add products that not only condition the skin but work to strengthen the lipid barrier, so moisture is less likely to escape during the day. Try the SkinCeuticals Emollience, a rich face cream that replenishes skin’s moisture reserves while softening tough skin at the surface.
Winter Skin Woe: Unexpected flaky patches of skin
The Solution: If dry skin isn’t properly quenched, skin can become flaky and start to peel. Even if you have naturally oily skin, this level of dryness can still occur in areas of the face that struggle with constant movement or where the skin is lacking in oil glands. Key areas such as around the eyes (brow bones can be particularly problematic) and either side of the nose (which takes a beating during cold and flu season) can quickly become flaky during this time of year, so invest in an intensive hydrator that can be used to target these areas, such as the SkinCeuticals Eye Balm or the Hydrating B5.
Winter Skin Woe: Sore, red skin that won’t calm down
The Solution: If your skin has a bit of a ‘mare during the winter, you need to add products to your routine to help calm the irritation and prevent that painful stinging sensation from occurring. For redness and dryness, you can’t beat the SkinCeuticals Redness Neutralizer. This comforting cream restores calm to unbalanced complexions and works to reduce the severity of future flare ups by 30%. Skin feeling sore and chapped? Apply plenty of the Epidermal Repair to problem areas (or all over if you need to) as this will strengthen a depleted barrier, soothe inflammation and repair damage so that skin can heal and recover faster.
Winter Skin Woe: Going from oily to dehydrated
The Solution: Those of you with oily skin will probably find winter a challenging time. Not only do most of your moisturisers now feel unsatisfyingly light, but the thought of using a thick, rich cream goes against everything you have ever been taught about looking after your skin. Combat this by switching to products that deeply hydrate without adding grease to the skin. The H.A. Intensifier serum is perfect, as it provides lightweight hydration and increases the skin’s natural production of Hyaluronic Acid – the stuff that keeps all skin types supple and plump – without feeling heavy on the skin.
Winter Skin Woe: Dealing with an unpredictable complexion
The Solution: Whatever your skin type, winter makes it hard to guess how your complexion is going to act from one day to the next. To help curb any severe dryness or irritation, switch out a couple of key products in your routine to help keep things on balance. Start by changing your cleanser to one that soothes and hydrates instead of strips and purifies; the SkinCeuticals Gentle Cleanser contains a mild blend of Allantoin, Orange Oil and Glycerin to cleanse and nourish the skin without making it feel oily. It’s also worth keeping a hydrating face mask in your collection to deal with unexpected dry patches. We’re big fans of the Hydrating B5 Masque, which has a light gel-like consistency yet packs a real punch when it comes to hydration. You can even use it on the body to keep dry patches under control.
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