Why is my skin drier in the winter????

It’s not so much the cold weather that is to blame for your skin feeling dry and tight in the winter. It is more to do with the increased use of central heating and car radiators turned up to the max. These suck out moisture from your skin. Just leave out a bowl of water and see how quickly it evaporates. We also tend to drink less water and eat less fruit and salads in the winter, we replace with hot caffeinated drinks and heavier meals. These will reduce the natural hydration your body needs to function and your skin will be the last in line for this precious H20.  To help keep your skin hydrated don’t forget your skin care expert, they will advise you or extra products you can add to your routine to give your skin that extra help and protection. Don’t forget to keep exfoliating as well, when your skin is dry it will look dull, a exfoliation will improve this and also allow your other products to penetrate deeper, but be careful not to overdo it, dry skin can also be more sensitive.

Inflammation is the cause of all skin complaints:

From acne to sensitivity, if your skin is inflamed it won’t function properly. An inflamed skin is an unbalanced skin. Inflammation can be caused by lots of trigger factors:

  • Stress
  • Lack of sleep
  • Poor diet
  • Dehydration
  • Incorrect products
  • Over stimulation
  • Sun damage
  • Pollution
  • Hormones

Keep your skin clean, protected and hydrated and your are on the right path. But make sure you always check the ingredients before buying a product. So many cheap cosmetics bulk up their products with irritating ingredients that can cause all sorts of skin problems that can take a while to correct.

Avoid: mineral oil, talc, dyes, glycolic acid, benzoyl peroxide, petroleum, (are a few of the common triggers).

Speak to a skin care consultant if you feel you are suffering with redness, breakouts, sensitivity, heat, dry or cracked skin.

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