Winter is well and truly here, which means cosy coats and jerseys, hot tea in the evening, blankets and series and…
…dry, irritated skin.
The last one isn’t ideal, but it’s an unfortunate inevitability for most of us.
At least the colder days have made being cooped up inside a little more bearable over the past few weeks, and I’m particularly fond of the rain.
On the other hand, we can’t book in for a facial or treatment that would usually help stave off winter skin, which is why most South Africans are taking their skincare into their own hands.
Skin Renewal marked a massive increase in online sales over the course of the lockdown, and here are the products that were most popular on the site:
Lamelle Serra Restore Cream is the perfect accompaniment when existing moisturisers are not providing adequate hydration. It’s also an ideal solution when problematic dry skin requires thorough barrier restoration.
Lamelle Luminesce Brightening Cleanse is a very gentle, foaming cleanser that is suitable for all skin types. Skin types with signs of pigmentation will especially benefit from this cleanser.
Lamelle Dermaheal Cellular Repair Cream is a new addition to the Dermaheal family. With more Growth Factors, this is a corrective moisturiser for normal, dry or sensitive skin types. Regular use of this moisturiser will reduce visible lines and wrinkles, thinning, and textural changes.
Acne Aid 2 in 1 is an oral supplement that provides natural support for those struggling with acne. It is a herbal and mineral formulation which may assist in managing the common causes of acne.
You’ll notice that many of the products listed above tackle problems commonly associated with winter skin.
Cold winter air is far drier. In a bid to achieve balance, it attempts to draw moisture from everything around it, including your skin.
This is why your skin feels a lot drier in the chillier months and requires a more intensive, hydrating moisturiser, like the ones listed above.
Skin Renewal also recommends the following products for your winter tool kit:
SkinCeuticals B5 Hydrating Gel is an oil-free serum that hydrates dry, sensitive and dull skin types. This serum absorbs easily while gently nourishing your skin leaving it radiant and glowing.
Studies prove that this cream is exceptionally mild, non-irritating and helps calm sensitive skin and reduce redness. It is ideal for use with topicals such as retinoids that can dry the skin. This product is fragrance-free, PABA-free, non-comedogenic and non-acnegenic.
With simple changes to your skincare routine, the addition of a few cleverly chosen supplements, and a commitment to healthy eating and fitness now that we can go outdoors for a walk or jog, you can enjoy a winter of wellness.
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