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WINTER CHANGES EVERYTHING

As winter temperatures fall, and the air gets drier, it starts to show in your skin. So says Dr. Joshua Zeichner, a dermatologist and Director of Cosmetic and Clinical Research at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City. In frigid conditions, he explains, the skin is less able to protect itself. "This can lead to cracks in the outer layer of skin, loss of hydration, and ultimately, inflammation." 

Most people would benefit from a little care upgrade to combat the cold. As an antidote to dryness, Dr Zeichner suggests using thicker moisturisers to help protect the skin's barrier. Another skin saver: gentler cleansers that hydrate (instead of harsh exfoliating or foam formulations), since skin irritation often increases along with dryness in winter. 

Skin Type: Dry

Most skin gets drier when the temperature drops. So if you already have a dry skin, then double up on your hydration to keep luminosity in a good place.  Use an oil-based cleanser that is designed to prevent moisture loss by leaving a protective lipid layer behind. Look for natural hydrating ingredients, like Ceramides, Free Fatty Acids, Sterols and Polysaccharides in your moisturisers.

Go for: 
Nkuto Butter HOT CLOTH CLEANSER
Beautifuel DOUBLE THICK CREAM
Rosehip C+ CONCENTRATE


Skin Type: Oily
Contrary to popular belief an oily skin can and does benefit from more moisturising come winter. If you simultaneously suffer from dehydrated skin and breakouts add a few drops from an emollient, oil-free concentrate to your moisturizer to protect against cold and wind. 

Go for: 
Superfluity MOISTURE GEL
White Cloud Manuka CONCENTRATE

Skin Type: Combination
Avoid harsh foaming cleansers that overstimulates sebum production. Try swopping your moisturiser for a more protective one if your skin looks dry or feels tight. Try using thicker moisturisers with Ceramides, Free Fatty Acids, Sterols and Polysaccharides, which improve moisture retention in the skin. 

Go for: 
The One SUPER MOISTURISER
Glowdrops CONCENTRATE

Skin Type: Volatile & Break-Out Prone

If you have blemish-prone skin, you’ll know the benefits of exfoliation — sloughing off dead skin can reduce future blackheads and breakouts. Avoid heavy duty exfoliators, rather opt for products based on enzymatic exfoliation. You might be reluctant to moisturise, fearing that oil and water will cause more congestion. Au contraire! Use light, control products, and fear not. Oil and water in the skin are separate issues. You can be oily and acne prone, but still lack hydration. Pick a moisturiser that’s gentle that packs major hydrating ingredients like Ceramides, Free Fatty Acids, Sterols and Polysaccharides. Keep dryness in check by only applying blotting, control products on affected areas.

Go for: 
Papaya + Pineapple Sherbet ENZYME EXFOLIATING CLAY
Mineral Matte BALANCING FLUID
Superfluity MOISTURE GEL
Spotless SPOT STICK


Skin Type: Dull

Sure, windchilled cheeks can radiate a rosy flush, but the accompanying cracking and drying elsewhere can steal your healthy glow. Pep up with the 100% natural, luminosity super-booster, Phytosqualan®.

Go for: 
Glowdrops CONCENTRATE
 

Skin Type: Sensitive

First and foremost, only use products clinically tested as suitable for Sensitive Skin. Less is definitely more for sensitive skin, invest in a good cleanser and a rich and soothing moisturiser. Stay away from overly perfumed products including the ones scented with essential oils.

Go for: 
Squalane CONCENTRATE (Clinically Tested – Suitable for Sensitive Skin)


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