How to Keep Your Skin Hydrated This Winter
Did you know that moisturisers don't moisturise the skin? Instead, they lock in moisture and bolster your skin's barrier. So, whilst ramping up your moisturiser use or switching to a thicker cream will help protect your complexion during winter, it won't necessarily up the hydration. So what will? Check out our guide to keeping your skin quenched this winter.
Exfoliation is key! Stimulating skin cell turnover will ensure that your pores aren't clogged or blocked, that means that any serums or creams you apply afterwards will be able to optimally permeate the skin and hydrate.
A great daily exfoliator is Freck Cactus Water, it sloughs away dead skin whilst hydrating too. You can read our full guide to exfoliating here.
Use a Serum
Thinner is consistency than a face cream, a serum will drive deeper down into your pores so its active ingredients can get to work. Think of your serum as your own personal problem solver. Serums can do so many things but if you want it to hydrate then you want to look to humectant ingredients like glycerin and hyaluronic acid that draw moisture into the skin like a magnet. Find them in Wishful Thirst Trap Juice Serum, €46.
Keep your hydration levels topped up throughout the day by keeping a face mist on your desk.
Dr. Barbara Sturm Hydrating Face Mist, €85
Have a Masking Moment
A once or twice weekly mask can really nourish your complexion. Look to masks that promise radiance, glow or hydration. Patchology has a brilliant range of fast-acting sheet masks that will soothe and saturate your skin with moisture.
Okay, while moisturisers don't moisturise they do lock in moisture. So, after cleansing and applying your serum lock in all that goodness with a face cream. You can shop our selection of moisturisers here.
Follow these simple steps and your complexion will stay calm, happy and glowing all winter long.