AS THE WINTER WEATHER TAKES ITS TOLL
As the colder months draw in, our skin can often suffer from the change in the weather and now is the time we need to give it a little TLC.
So as the party season approaches its time to take control and come face to face with some basics that can help our skin look its best despite the icy blasts outside.
Serums are highly concentrated liquids that deliver skin nourishing ingredients. They are designed to reach the lower level of the skin and to support it. There are serums to suit every skin type and need.
L’Occitane En Provence Immortelle Reset (pictured above) is an overnight oil-in-serum. It’s new formula makes it 10X more anti-ageing It soothes redness and tightness and helps relax the skin and smooths appearance of fine lines.
Shiseido Benefiance Wrinkle Smoothing Day Emulsion has an SPF20. This fresh silky emulsion protects against dryness and UV rays and smoothes out wrinkles
Lancome’s Advanced Genifique Sensitive is a double concentrate soothing serum for all skin types even sensitive. It strengthens skin barriers and soothes stressed skin caused by seasonal changes and environmental aggression.
Clarins Double Serum Eye delivers the same benefits as the iconic Double Serum for the face. It is power packed and has a dual phase formula for smoothing wrinkles round the eye, reducing puffiness and dark circles. It also revitalises the skin around the eye contour and illuminates the eye area.
Moisturising your skin is the most important step of skincare. If your skin isn’t moisturised it looks dull and tired and older than it is. Ideally its useful to have two moisturisers – a rich one for the cold winter weather and a hydrating one for summer.
Neal’s Yard Remedies Jasmine Enriching Cream is formulated with a gentle blend of jojoba oil, which helps skin retain its natural moisture levels, with vitamin E to help both protect and replenish so that dry skin will feel nurtured and nourished.
WASO Shiseido’s Shikulime is a mega hydrating moisturiser with barrier balance. The creamy texture locks in moisture for 48 hours and is ideal for normal and dry skin.
Body Shop Replenishing Moisture Cream. This rich and fast absorbing cream helps restore moisture levels and soothes dry areas of the skin leaving it soft and less stressed. Ideal for all skin types.
Excellent treatment for dry or parched skins to soothe and calm. They also seal in moisture within the skin. Great to use at night. You can even mix a little with your foundation for a great glow.
Biossance Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil is for all skin types. The combination of its ingredients give a healthy radiance to the skin and instant hydration as its seals moisture within the skin.
Neals Yard Remedies Rehydrating Facial Oil is a balancing facial oil which infuses damask rose and organic oils to give normal skin types a revitalising boost.
The Body Shop’s Oils of Life Intensely Revitalising Facial Oil is a lightweight facial oil moisturiser. It melts into the skin and its an oil based moisturiser that suits all skin types. There’s no residue and no stickiness with this on the skin.
Remember to chose a cleanser carefully in the winter. Rinse off formulas are best as most of them nourish the skin after rinsing off but make sure you have a nice fluffy towel nearby so your face is thoroughly dried.
Chanel Le Gel Anti Pollution Cleansing Gel frees skin of all impurities, pollution and particles of sunscreen. Adapted for all skin types especially oily and combination skin it also reduces shine.
Biossance Squalane + Elderberry Jelly Cleanser is a facial cleanser and makeup remover. Formulated for all skin types and antioxidant-rich elderberry nourishes whilst squalane hydrates.
Lemon Aid Cleanser from Lush is a creamy milky cleanser that revives skin with carrot and lemon to aid any breakouts. Tahini gives the cleanser a very creamy texture.
Its not only your face that needs tlc in the winter. Chapped red hands don’t bode well for the party season. More than ever now, as we wash our hands more and more we need to give them special treatment
L’Occitane’s Youth Hand Cream is a marvellous and unique product. The cream contains a serum that helps curtail premature ageing and improve the density of the skin.
Hot off the press from Fenty Skin’s Hydra’Reset Intensive Recovery Glycerin Hand Mask is for bed-times. Infused with powerful plant extracts and fruit oils it nourishes and revitalises hands whilst you sleep.
ENJOY YOUR FUN IN THE SUN OR ON THE SKI SLOPES – AND DON’T FORGET YOUR SUN PROTECTION PRODUCTS
If you are lucky enough to be jetting off or cruising to warmer climes or spending time on the ski slopes don’t forget sun care products. Clarins have an all year round range for both face and body which incorporate face, body and after sun care products in SPF30 plus a high protection SPF50.