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5 Essential Products You Need For Glowing Skin This Winter
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5 Essential Products You Need For Glowing Skin This Winter

Winter is here! It's time to protect your skin.

You'll find that your skin becomes drier during the colder season and when mixed with heated indoor conditions, it may even become irritated and sensitive. To help prevent this, I've put together 5 products that will keep your skin balanced over the coming winter months.

You don't have to completely over-haul your skincare routine, especially if it's working for you, but by adding these products to your routine, you'll be able to achieve glowing skin, even in the harshest conditions.

Here's my recommended list of 5 essential products you need to have in your winter skincare routine to maintain your best and healthiest skin.

1. Hyaluronic Acid Serums

One of the best things you can do during the winter months to care for you skin is to add in a hyaluronic acid serum.

For this, I like Alpha-H Hyaluronic 8 or Skingredients Skin Veg. Alpha H Hyaluronic 8 has important hydrating ingredients including Primalhyal, Ultrafiller and Hydranov which build a moisture reservoir in the skin. Skin Veg works brilliantly to keep all skin types hydrated and contains important vitamins to nourish your skin during the cold months.

 

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For a quick and handy instant hydration burst, you could also try Seoulista Beauty Super Hydration Instant Facial which works really well too.

 
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Hyaluronic acid is an ingredient that can be applied after cleansing and before moisturising morning and/or night. It works by hydrating skin and preventing loss of moisture. It has the added benefit of also plumping the skin and helping to visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines.

Hyaluronic acid is suitable for all skin types so whether you're sensitive, dry, oily or normal, adding this ingredient to your winter skincare routine will help your skin glow.

2. Omega Oils

Oils containing omegas 3, 6 and 9  which are known to boost moisture levels in the skin, thereby reducing signs of aging and sensitivity. I'm recommending adding oils to your winter skincare routine because nourishing oils can also strengthen and repair the lipid barrier of the skin. The lipid barrier minimizes water loss and is essential for strong, healthy, hydrated skin.

My favourite oil enriched product is REN Vita Mineral Omega 3 Optimum Skin Oil

 
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3. Anti-Redness Serums

Redness is a common problem for skin in Winter. If you find your skin becomes more sensitive and red at this time of the year, then a serum to counteract this is essential to your skincare routine.

REN products are gentle and vegan-friendly.  I highly recommend REN Evercalm Anti-Redness Serum if you're in need of instant relief from the feeling of discomfort and sensitivity.  It will quickly boost hydration and strengthen the skin barrier function, giving you quick relief from redness.

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4. Gentle Exfoliants

An exfoliant helps the skin by removing dead skin layers. I recommend one without granules or beads because sometimes these can have the opposite effect on the skin such as increased drying, moisture-loss and more irritation.

An exfoliant that gently assists in the natural renewal of the skin is always preferable.  I always recommend a gentle exfoliant like Alpha-H Gentle Daily Exfoliant especially over the Winter months when even the healthiest, most balanced skin struggles to maintain its balance.

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5. Overnight Masks

Nighttime is a great time to let your skin recover.  Adding in a mask that you put on and leave to do its work is a great way to get moisture into the skin with very little effort and treat yourself in the process!

Make a kit like Uriage Eau Thermale Water Sleeping Mask part of your night-time winter skin routine. The combination of products in this kit use Uriage's water hydrating power to give your skin a head-start in dealing with conditions that could easily upset the hydration balance in your skin.

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Don't forget the rest of your body!

Uriage has a number of great moisturizing body creams such as Uriage Bariederm Insulating Repair Cream (great for dry hands) as well as a fantastic lip protecting balm Uriage Cica-Lips Protecting Balm.

For very dry skin, the Uriage Xemose Gentle Cleansing Gel-Cream is very soothing for cleansing the body.

For advice on any of my recommendations, feel free to message me.  I'm always happy to help.

Michelle x
Postgraduate Dip in
Dermatology in Clinical Practice
Skincare Expert at Tonic

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