Winter equals dry skin. It can leave your skin feeling, tight, rough, itchy, irritated and red. Sometimes it can feel like there is no escape from the dryness, with blustery conditions outside causing a harsh feeling of cold against your skin, and indoor heat drawing the last of your skins moisture when you try to keep warm.
Here are our top tips to get you through Winter to help you increase and retain moisture in your skin:
Taking a hot shower to warm up may seem like a great idea, however hot water dries out your skin by stripping it of its natural oils. We advise a warm shower, not too hot.
Don't turn the thermostat up too high as central heating can make the air in your house dryer.
Consider investing in a humidifier to increase moisture in the room that you frequent the most to combat dry air.
Stay hydrated by drinking more water to nourish your body and skin from in inside out.
Eat well, your body and skin will benefit from good nutrition.
Swap your cleanser to one that helps to retain and increase moisture in your skin (speak to your skin specialist first before changing your skincare).
Winter days make your skin dryer, increase the times that you apply your facial moisturiser each day, for example you may need to increase it from twice daily to three times per day.
Apply a nourishing serum under your facial moisturiser to increase hydration.
Apply Meso Shield 50 in the daytime over your face moisturiser to protect your skin from UV damage and to provide another layer of moisture to your skin.
Consider regular facial treatments to balance your skin, nourish and increase bio-nutrition.
Apply a good quality moisturiser to your body daily.
Each time that you wash your hands, moisture levels decrease. Applying a nourishing hand cream after washing up or washing your hands, it will help to prevent dry skin and irritation.