8 way to winter-proof your skin
Cold temperatures outside, blasting central heating inside: winter can wreak havoc on your skin.
As the weather cools, it’s vital to take steps to avoid dryness, breakouts, sensitivity and more. With this in, we caught up with the team at ELEMIS for a few simple tips to help you winter-proof your skin.
1. Switch your textures
Opt for a richer kind of cleanser to respect your skin’s natural oils. Our Nourishing Omega-Rich Cleansing Oil contains 90% natural oils to ensure your skin is conditioned and hydrated from the minute you begin your routine. If your skin really suffers in the colder months, switch from your usual Pro-Collagen Marine Cream to the super hydrating ultra-rich formulation. It contains two extra base oils designed to add more nourishment to drier skins.
2. Shield your skin
Remember, 80% of the sun’s rays can penetrate clouds: it’s crucial to protect your skin from UV rays in the winter too. Use a moisturiser with SPF like Pro Collagen SPF 30 or Daily Defence Shield SPF30.
3. Add an extra step
Add a facial oil or hydration-boosting serum to your routine. Layer Pro Collagen Marine Oil or Pro Collagen Super Serum under your favourite moisturiser for an essential moisture boost.
4. Exfoliate more often
Try replacing your weekly exfoliator and that toner you’re always forgetting to use (I know what we’re like!) with our Dynamic Resurfacing Pads. Quick but extremely effective, a daily swipe ensures your skin is pH balanced and dead skin cells are gently removed.
5. Use a weekly hydrating mask
Cold weather causing irritation and redness? Feed your complexion with a soothing treatment like Exotic Moisture Mask; packed with natural fruit and honey extracts to nourish your skin, it’s even great to wear through the night. Or, pop on our NEW Peptide4 Thousand Flower Mask while you’re doing the housework to recharge and illuminate tired, dull skin.
6. Hydrate those eyes
The secret to bright eyes is layering without overloading. Pro-Collagen Eye Renewal or Peptide4 Eye Recovery Cream will sit perfectly over your existing eye serum, locking in moisture so your eyes look fresh and dewy all winter long.
7. Boost your radiance
The winter months often can cause us to lose our summer glow, so give your skin an added boost with Pro-Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm. One application can instantly brighten the complexion and exude health and vitality. Use as a light daily moisturiser, quick radiance booster, or make-up primer, or blend with your regular liquid foundation to create a light coverage BB cream with dewy results.
8. Go head-to-toe
Ensure you skin feels protected by swapping your shower gels for richer creams and milks with a nourishing, high oil content. Plus, if your skin is starting to show signs of distress with scaliness, dry patches or sensitivity, try adding in some exfoliation and changing from a body lotion to our cream-oil body treatments. The former will help get rid of dead skin, especially if you exfoliate after a long bath or warm shower, while the latter will glide onto the skin with the ease of a cream before transforming into a protective oil layer. Better than magic!