How to take care of dry skin in winter

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How to take care of your skin in winter

Different seasons require different skincare routines. If winter is coming, here’s what you should know.

How winter can affect your skin

Colder temperatures and drier air can suck the moisture from your skin in the winter months regardless of what skin type you have. Turning up your heating indoors to combat the falling temperatures outside can also cause winter skin to dry out. As your skin barrier needs to be hydrated to function properly, the arrival of winter can bring with it itchy, dry skin, increased sensitivity and even wrinkles appearing more prominent, unless your winter skincare can protect and repair it.

What can you do to avoid dry skin in winter?

While we all love a bath at the end of the day, avoid soaking your skin in too-hot water as it can strip skin. Investing in a humidifier can also help to replenish moisture in the top layer of your skin. Winter skincare isn’t just about getting the right products but how often you use them too, avoid over-washing and over-exfoliating – it helps to remove dead skin cells from your skin’s surface to keep your pores clean but make sure you don’t remove essential oils too, which can damage your skin barrier.

The best Decleor winter skincare routine

Hydration is the secret of a good winter skincare routine. From your cleanser to your moisturiser, look for hydrating ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid, Glycerin and Neroli Bigarade Essential Oil – nourishing formulas with the ability to soften, replenish and lock in moisture.

Start with a gentle, non-foaming cleanser. We recommend our Neroli Bigarade Cleansing Mousse which is enriched with Neroli Essential Oil and Green tea Essential Water.

The Neroli Bigarade Light Day Cream is our go-to winter moisturiser formulated with 98% natural-origin ingredients. Apply daily to smooth and plump skin with moisture for up to 24 hours.

If your skin still feels tight and dry, our soothing Eucalyptus Cica-Botanic Face Mask is enriched with Centella Asiatica extract, Shea Butter and natural-origin Glycerin and provides instant hydration as well as maintaining the skin barrier. Layer on a nourishing night cream before bed to take advantage of your skin’s overnight recovery mode.

Sun exposure is one of the main causes of a damaged skin barrier, so it’s important to finish any skincare routine with a layer of SPF. Just because you may not see the sun in the colder months, your skin is still at risk from UV damage.

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