This is a quick introduction to some of the Dermalogica products specifically formulated to help tired and dry skin.
1Cream cleansers/oil based cleansers
These sort of cleansers can help a lot. You might want to add it to your daily route twice or three times a week, depending how oily your skin is naturally.
Putting on a serum, oil (rose hip oil) under your moisturiser at night 2-3 times a week works wonders when it comes to hydration. These serums can really make a difference.
Recommend: Overnight Repair Serum (Age Smart Range) Dermalogica.
Exfoliating your skin in winter is very important. You need to do this at least 3 times a week. If you’re not removing dead skin cells from your skin, your skin won’t be absorbing products such as
Recommend: Multivitamin Thermafoliant (Age Smart Range) Dermalogica.
4 Toners / Mists
Okay I know what you’re thinking.. how can a toner help with my hydration, well most toners these days are purely there for hydration purposes. Using a toner or mister throughout the day can really help with your skins hydration levels. Spraying it over your face (even with make-up on) up to 3-4 times or more a day can help letting your skin soak in the hydration, especially when you work in a heated or air-conditioned office.
Recommend: UltraCalming Mist (Ultracalming Range), Dermalogica.
Hydrating Masque’s are a great way to re-hydrate your skin. Putting a masque on freshly washed and exfoliated skin is the best way. Leave it on for a good 20 minutes. Doing this up to twice a week, your skin will thank you!!
Recommend: Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque (Age Smart Range) Dermalogica.
Other Useful Tips
Always remember to keep on top of your water intake even when it’s cold. Herbal teas are another great way to keep your fluids up in winter (Lemon & Ginger is a good one).
Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Fish oil, Flax-seed oil and Zinc are all important for your over all skin health and especially if you’re finding your skin, hair and nails are quite dry.
Foods are also just as important and omega-3 fatty acids like fish which help retain moisture and strengthen your skin’s barrier. Try adding fish to your winter curries instead of other proteins. Also nuts, avocado’s are both very high in Vitamin E and omega-3’s. Spinach and other leafy greens are packed with iron, omega-4 fatty acids and vitamins A, B, and E. Keep on top of this and your skin will look amazing and fell fabulous!
One last thing, keep away from hot showers/ baths and sitting in front of fan forced heaters as all these things will aggravate dry, flaky skin.
Thanks for reading and I hope this helps ?