Thirsty skin got you feeling those winter blues? Keep dry skin at bay this winter with these top skin quenching products.
Drops in temperature and humidity levels have us basking in hotter showers and cranking up those heaters, all of which wreaks havoc on our skin. Two skin concerns that often crop up over the winter season – namely dry vs dehydrated skin, get mistaken as one and two of the same issue, resulting in necessary skincare measures taking a backseat, and making us forget the importance of extra care no matter our skin type.
Dry skin, rough in texture, sometimes flakey, looking like it’s had all the life sucked out of it does not necessarily mean you have dehydrated skin. Combination to oily skin types can also get dehydrated and appear sensitive, tight, and prone to signs of premature ageing, yet are not categorized as dry. Fret not, we’ve got you covered:
The Cult Classic Skin Saver
Don’t let this good old faithful chap zapper out of your sight this season to help with pesky flakes and peeling skin at bay. Your hands, lips and cuticles will love you!
Try: Eight Hour® Cream Skin Protectant (fragrance-free) R285 (Available at Red Square nationwide)
Sending Out an SOS
Masks aimed at refreshing and restoring the moisture balance in dry or dehydrated skin applied once or twice a week will help skin survive the winter blues.
Try: RVB SKINLAB, diego dalla palma SOS Gel Mask R495 (Available nationwide at skin care clinics and spas)
Don’t assume that because your skin is oily you won’t need added moisture. Aim for formulations that keep water content in the skin balanced with added oil absorbing ingredients to keep the shine away.
Try: Hannon Oil Control Moisturiser, R330 (Available from stockists of Hannon or www.hannon.co.za)
Desperate times call for desperate measures and desperate measures mean giving yourself the go-ahead to splurge on one product to smooth, plump and energize skin to rescue your visage all winter long.
Try: Sisley Black Rose Cream Mask, R1739
Show your smackers some love with a protective moisture boosting lip treatment aimed at soft, kissable lips free from damage.
Try: Nuxe Rêve de Miel Lip Moisturizing Stick R85 (Available at selected Woolworths & Truworths stores)
Treat hands to nourishing comfort right at home with oil rich formulas that feel like you have nothing on.
Try: Dove DermaSpa Cashmere Comfort Hand Cream 75ml, R60 (Available at Clicks)
Beat the Body Blues
There is nothing better than a beautifully scented soak, and pamper to moisturise, scrub and soften skin before hopping into fresh sheets to snuggle down before sleeping to evoke a sense of warmth.
Try: Spalicious LTD edition Gluhwein soak, scrub and butter 125ml, R450 hitting shelves around end June, beginning July (Available from stockists of Spalicious)