Dry skin, cracked skin on the hands, chapped lips…..Winter is well and truly here, and we’ve been seeing a lot of clients coming in with dry, rough and uncomfortable skin. You don’t have to suffer through winter with flaking dry skin, here are some quick tips to get your skin glowing fast.

How can You Hydrate Your Skin In Winter

The combination of cold, dry air and indoor heating can quickly dry out of your skin. It’s essential to replenish the moisture levels in your skin from outside and inside out. Keep drinking water, or you can supplement your water intake with herbal teas. Herbal teas such as green tea, rosehip, and berries mix are excellent to rehydrate your skin as well as provide antioxidants to protect your skin from free radical damage. Drinking soups in winter can also help you add water to your daily intake. Eating fruits and vegetables that are high in water content is a great way to rehydrate and add fibre and bulk to your diet. It’s great for your gut and is excellent for your skin!

Instant Winter Skin Saviour

If your skin is feeling really parched, the quickest way to rehydrate, smooth, soften and give your skin that healthy glow is with a hydrating facial skin treatment. We love and recommend the Sothys Hydra 3 intense hydrating treatment. In just one hour, your skin is smooth, soft, and looking beautiful again. This treatment is not only rich in hyaluronic acid which holds 1000 times its weight in water to instantly rehydrated and plump the skin, but it also helps to repair the skin barrier to slow down the evaporation of water and lock the moisture in. The results can last up to 10 days, and if you use the right skin care at home, the results can last all winter through. If you have chronically dehydrated skin, we recommend three treatments done fortnightly and then continue with a monthly maintenance treatment.

Best Products for Winter Skin

The best products for winter skin not only hydrate the skin but also repair and maintain skin barrier so that the skin can withstand the effects of the elements more effectively. First check that the cleanser are you using is moisturizing your skin. In summer we tend to use lighter cleansers and foaming cleansers, but these can dry your skin out in winter. It’s best to use a milky or creamy cleanser in winter that adds moisture to your skin. You also need to make sure you use a lotion or a toner straight after cleansing to instantly rehydrate and perfectly pH balance of the skin. Introduce a serum, a hydrating serum if your skin needs hydration or essential fatty acids serum to replenish and reinforce the skin barrier. Once you have infused the essential nutrient into the skin, seal it in with a good moisturizer that is slightly heavier consistency. And don’t forget to apply sunscreen because even in winter you need to protect your skin from the damaging UV rays.

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