Must-have products for winter
Got a skin concern? Here’s the bad news: if you don’t address it, it’s only going to get worse come winter (cold winds and artificial heaters are no-one’s skin friend!). The good news is that for every skin concern you may have, we’ve got a fabulous skin solution up our sleeves. From fast-working wrinkle fillers and hard-working exfoliants, to gentle acne treatments and soothing products for your bub, we’ve got the best products picked out for winter – no matter what your skin concern may be…
I have… fine lines / wrinkles / large pores
You’ll need: A multi-tasking product that can work to instantly minimise the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and large pores, while simultaneously boosting collagen production and hydrating your skin. Lines and wrinkles become much more pronounced if your skin is dehydrated so it’s vital to choose products that keep your complexion well nourished throughout winter.
Try: John Plunkett Advanced Instant Wrinkle Filler, and Good Skin Labs Tri-Aktiline™ Instant Deep Wrinkle Filler
I have… acne / breakouts / blackheads
You’ll need: A specialised treatment for acne and/or pimples that will regulate oil production and deep cleanse your pores. Given that pimple-prone skin can often become red and inflamed (which can be made worse if you’re sitting in front of artificial heating), it’s important to choose a treatment that also soothes skin irritation, reduces redness and locks in moisture. Remember, even oily skin can become dehydrated, so don’t forego the moisturisers – especially during the chilly season!
I have… dull skin / flaky skin
You’ll need: A super exfoliator that isn’t too harsh for your skin. If your skin tends to be dull, dry or flaky at the best of times, then it’s only going to get worse when exposed to winter’s wind and artificial heating. To ensure that your skin looks as smooth and glowing as possible, invest in a gentle cream exfoliator that will get rid of dead skin cells and brighten your skin – without stripping it of natural oils. Mild active exfoliants (ie – those that contain active enzymes and don’t require you to rub your skin) are also a good option in this instance.
I have… sensitive skin / irritated skin / redness
You’ll need: To ensure that your skin is simultaneously soothed and protected from the elements. Winter’s harsh conditions can be a nightmare for sensitive, irritated skin, so it’s more important than ever to make sure you’re using specific non-irritant products to help get your skin’s defences in top working condition. An extra moisture shot while you’re at it will also go a long way in reducing redness and itchy skin.
Try: Natural Instinct Sensitive Bath Oil, and Avene Trixera + Selectiose Emollient Cream
I have… a baby whose skin I need to look after!
You’ll need: Something soothing, gentle on the skin and free of all nasties (we submit our skin to enough chemicals as we get older, no need to impose them on our bubs!). Opt for products containing organic ingredients, pure essential oils and known skin soothers, such as soy proteins, colloidal oatmeal and chamomile.
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What are your must have products for this winter?