Just like the weather change and the change of your wardrobe; the addition of your warm, woolly knits, scarfs and beanies, a few changes should also be made to your skin care routine; adding richer, creamy skin care products. It could be some simple additions or swaps to allow your skin to be the best it can be in each season!
Do you notice your skin feeling dryer in the cooler months? Does it feel like your skin is lacking hydration in windy conditions? Between the colder, drier air outside, the heating inside, hotter showers, an increase in coffee and tea and drinking less water all effects our skin resulting in loss of moisture and your skin feeling tighter.
Like you, your skin cells actually slowdown in winter, this is why you find your skin to be flakier than in the warmer months. Lack of moisture in your skin can lead to fine lines, wrinkles and contributes to that “summer glow” disappearing making our skin look dull and tired. As you know there is the lack of vitamin D so we’re not getting that healthy flush of colour we get over the sunny months.
When it comes around to winter time we suggest you to adding a serum underneath your moisturizer. My favourite hydration booster is the Li’Tya Vitality Elixir. This is suitable for any skin type and helps to target dull, tired and dehydrated skin. The hero ingredient is avocado extract which helps to replenish the skin leaving it super hydrated. The Li’Tya Vitality Elixir is clinically proven to fight free radicals, Hematite stimulates new cell growth while it works to restore collagen production for a smoother, younger looking skin. With the regenerative effects of Hibiscus Extract & Pure Oat Extract you will see an exceptional visual improvement for a more youthful and revitalised complexion.
A simple extra to add to your everyday routine.
TIP: Include more avocado and healthy fats to your diet. We need to remember to not only treat our skin topically but internally. Your skin relies on healthy fats such as avocado to keep the cells functional. Healthy function of the cells leads them to be able to lock in moisture giving you the glowing skin you’re after.
When looking for a winter moisturiser, I always suggest to speak with your beauty therapist as you really need to knuckle down on a product specifically designed to tackle your skin type. However, my go to moisturiser is our Pevonia Micro-Retinol Moisturiser. It helps to seal in your serum, deeply hydrate, smooth, brighten and firm. Retinol encourages cellular renewal, smooths and evens skin texture and tone. It is also a great moisturiser for those with advanced signs of aging and sun damage exhibited by wrinkles, loose and sagging skin and uneven skin tone or dark spots. The key ingredient is Hyaluronic acid, a popular ingredient in skin care products because of how well it retains moisture in the skin.
In the winter the ability to retain moisture gets worse our Pevonia Micro-Retinol moisturiser will help to make your skin plumper and smoothing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid also has antioxidant properties that will help combat the harsher environmental factors such as wind, rain, hot showers and heaters. Not forgetting the boost in vitamin C and E, Goodbye dull looking skin!
KEEP EXFOLIATING! It’s really important to continue to exfoliate over winter too. It’s going to remove the dead skin cells that are causing these unwanted skin conditions and will reveal that youthful fresher skin beneath.
I would highly recommend our Pevonia Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser. The jojoba beads gently buff away any of your dry flaky skin and any of those unwanted impurities. The hero ingredient is Chamomile, known for calming the skin with its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. It also helps to calm any irritations from the harsh winter weather. My favourite thing about this exfoliator is it neutralizes the drying effects of harsh hot water, so no need to turn that shower heat down! It’s a lovely creamy texture with a gentle exfoliant to leave you with cleaner, smoother feeling skin.
If you find your skin is needing an exfoliant that also has anti-aging properties Li’Tya’s Mother of Pearl Facial Polish is your perfect fit. The marine collagen is great for strength and skin recovery during the colder months. The unique hero ingredient mother of pearl shell powder, smooths and renews your skins surface with added pure essential oils, nutrients and extracts this exfoliator is one to stock up on before the harsher weather kicks in.
Now, I’m sure you’ve heard it all before… “mineral makeup is better for your skin” but did you know it will also help keep your skin hydrated over winter? Youngblood Liquid Mineral Foundation should be your go-to foundation for EVERY season but specially in winter. Your skin is treated to the hydration of concentrated deep-sea mineral water and a skincare-quality blend of soothing Calendula, Green Tea, Cucumber and Cactus Flower. Instantly see a radiant, silky-smooth complexion. Say goodbye to dry!
Youngblood Mineral Makeup is the perfect addition to everyone’s skin care routine for every season. The makeup range is lightweight and leaves your skin looking and feeling more luminous while not blocking pores or causing irritation. It’s the perfect last step to everyone’s skin care routine.
I hope you got some useful tips and knowledge about the change in season and why we need to change our skincare routine with it!