Looking to give your skin a little more T-L-C over the cooler months? Well, we’ve got the ultimate winter skincare survival kit. The chilly winds and dehydrating heaters create a battle-field for your poor skin over winter, so we have come up with the best advice on how to protect everything from your lips to the tips of your fingers.
Find out how to keep your skin look and feel healthy and keep you glowing this winter.
One of the most important tips is to drink plenty of water and keep your skin hydrated too with quality skincare products. A good tip is to check the ingredients and check the reviews.
Dehydration is known as the enemy of radiant skin and can increase the ageing process by making your skin look dull.
Water forms a critical barrier to the body’s external environment, skin becomes dehydrated when there is a lack of water in the top layer of the skin. In order to rehydrate skin a combination of ingredients need to work together to nourish and act as an emollient barrier on the skin to address dehydration and fight against the physical signs of ageing.
The Ellus & Krue Hydrating Day Defence uses a range of key active ingredients including Squalane, Aloe Vera, Coconut Oil and my favourite, Macadamia Oil, which combine to help retain moisture in your skin.
Apply this Australian-made cream with one pump from the bottle on your face and neck. It’s a super light cream which absorbs quickly into your skin and lasts throughout the day leaving your skin feeling soft and supple.
If you love the lip balm, you’ll also enjoy using Lanolips Rose Balm Intense for Very Dry Hands & Nails. It contains shea butter, cocoa seed butter, rose oil, vitamin E and antioxidants and the world’s finest Medical Grade lanolin.
Nuxe Ultra-Nourishing Cream, $16 for 15ml
Replenish your lips with this best seller from Nuxe. This balm has a unique blend of natural ingredients like honey, rosehip oil, almond oil, sunflower extract and Vitamin E that grant a one of a kind texture and action, and now has 25% more Shea butter and has propolis oleoactive in order to deeply nourish the lips.
Ultraceuticals Ultra Clear Foaming Cleanser, $59 for 150ml
Superb for helping to clean your skin, this paraben-free cleanser will help remove impurities and unclog pores.
The product is part of the Ultra Clear Range, designed to target blemishes, visibly decongest the skin and reduce future breakouts when used together. Also in the range: Ultra Clear Treatment Lotion, Ultra Clear Spot Treatment, and Ultra Clear Purifying Mask.
Samadara Ultimate Age-defying Cream, $495 for 50ml
This is a vegan and anti-oxidant rich anti-ageing cream and considered a cult beauty product and one that I can vouch for.
Sodashi is an Australian company and the founder is Megan Larsen. This powerful anti-ageing treatment contains rose quartz crystal water promotes the skin’s own natural healing abilities from within. It also comes with two rose quartz crystals to massage the treatment into the skin for maximum benefit.