How to have happy skin in winter
How to have happy skin in winter
Must-Have Products for Keeping Dry Skin Happy All Winter
Dry skin is a common problem during the winter months, largely due to a drop in humidity levels. When the air outside is cold and dry, the water in your skin evaporates more quickly. Skin becomes dry, tight, and can appear flaky.

In winter, your skin loses more than 25% of its ability to hold moisture. Add a windy day to already dry skin, and your skin takes a battering. Take a long hot shower and your skin takes another battering. Factor in the drying effects of indoor heating and your skin takes another battering. That’s why it’s essential you protect your skin over this time.

Protecting your skin this winter
The first way to protect your skin in winter is to layer up with the right clothing. Millers has a great selection of clothing that will keep the harsh elements off your skin, as does Rockmans. That said, fibres like wool can irritate your skin, meaning your skin should be healthy underneath to withstand the extra clothing. The best way to create healthy skin is to use these following products, most of which are available at Wizard Pharmacy.

1. Moisturiser
A good moisturiser will nourish your skin in no time. Packed with things like hyaluronic acid (which holds 1,000 times its weight in water) and fortifying hydrators, moisturisers work to inject the skin with moisture while attracting moisture into your dermis from your environment. With moisture drawn deep into your dermis (the layer of living tissue below the skin), moisturiser defends against environmental aggressors like cold winds and dry air.

Products to try include:
  • Natio Daily Protection Face Moisturiser SPF 15, which uses a lightweight, day-long hydrating formula to protect skin under makeup.
  • Skin Doctors Supermoist, an advanced moisturiser that provides instant moisture injection, long-lasting hydration and environmental protection through sunscreen, antioxidants, and skin illuminators.
2. Booster oil
Booster oils quickly repair skin to give dull, lacklustre complexions a renewed glow. A rich bounty of nutrients, it’s beneficial to all skin types, but especially dry skin.

Products to try include:
  • A’kin Booster Oils, which are proven to improve skin texture by 84% and skin firmness, tightness and elasticity by 65%. A’kin’s Cellular Radiance Booster Oil is enriched with eight organic oils and plant extracts, including pomegranate, rosehip and seabuckthorn.
  • Trilogy Booster Oil contains Glycablend, a mix of pomegranate, blueberry, strawberry and chia seed oils. In addition, macadamia and black caraway seed oils nourish and revitalise skin.
3. Day cream
Day creams usually contain moisturisers along with skin regenerating peptides, sunscreen, and skin lightening agents like vitamin C (hugely hydrating). Designed to be worn under makeup, they are usually light, non-greasy formulas that are absorbed quickly to allow pores to breathe.
Products to try include:
  • L'Oréal Age Perfect Intense Nutrition offers Pro-Calcium, Anti-Slackening and Anti-Fragility action to take care of the needs of mature skin. It reinforces the skin’s barrier function and contains Royal Jelly that penetrates the epidermis to de-crinkle dry skin. Day after day your skin is renourished.
  • Ego QV Face Day Cream offers an impressive SPF 30 and a gentle formula specifically targeted at dry skin. Perfect for the sensitive skin of the face and neck, it should be used in conjunction with QV Face Gentle Cleanser.
4. Night cream
Following a day’s exposure to the elements, it’s important to treat your skin right as you sleep. Night creams are specifically formulated to repair as you rest, treating many of the problems that deprive your skin of its youthful, radiant softness.

Products to try include:
  • Skin Doctors Skinactive14 Night Cream goes beyond repair. Providing intense moisture for dry and dehydrated skin it prevents the formation of fine lines and wrinkles while relieving stressed and tired skin.
  • L'Oréal Age Perfect Intense Nutrition Night Cream is enriched with 10 precious oils, Royal Jelly, and Pro-Calcium to nourish and repair your skin as you sleep. Each morning you’ll wake up with beautiful, hydrated skin.
5. Vitamin C
As mentioned above, vitamin C can be a skincare saviour, working to boost collagen production, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and moisturise dry skin. Easily absorbed into the skin, this ascorbic acid has been shown to decrease trans-epidermal water loss in the skin, helping it to retain moisture.
Products to try include:
  • 100% Pure Vitamin C Serum is a skincare must-have when requiring a skincare boost. Formulated with green apples, grapes, and evening primrose oil, it brightens complexion and treats UV damage.
  • ECO.Face Vitamin C Serum offers a daily dose of vitamin C and combines seabuckthorn, milk thistle and rosehip oil to penetrate the lipids of the skin for deep hydration.
6. Humidifier
Humidifiers infuse the air with moisture, soothing tired, dry, itchy and cracked skin. A portable humidifier in your living room, bedroom or office can add moisture to prevent your skin from drying out. Every time you feel the humidity drop, try plugging in a humidifier and you’ll notice the difference in your skin.

Products to try include:
  • The TAAV Vaporiser heats from the bottom, ensuring a better flow of steam for longer. Easy to fill with water, this is a simple way to bring moisture to a space.
  • The Medescan Rainbow Mist Humidifier can relieve dry and chapped skin and features an ultrasonic humidifier and silent operation. It also has an automatic shut off.
7. Body oil
Swap your daily body lotion for an oil over winter, as it seems to have a better affinity with the skin. Closer in structure to naturally occurring sebum, a daily lather in body oil will help to lock in moisture.

Products to try include:
  • Emu oil is 100% pure and natural and acts as a potent anti-inflammatory with superior penetration. Emu oil goes through the outer layer of watertight skin and delivers a natural source of omega 3,6 & 9.
  • Palmers Coconut Oil Body Lotion is a rich, deeply moisturising lotion infused with pure coconut oil and Tahitian Monoi. Use all over the body for pampered skin.
Find everything you need
You can discover all these products and more at Pialba Place. Wizard Pharmacy focuses on patient-centric care which means it focuses not just on treatments, but prevention and wellbeing. If you’re worried about your skin getting dry this winter, the team at Wizard Pharmacy are the ones to talk to. Consistently caring, they offer excellent customer service and will offer you sound advice on keeping your skin healthy all winter long. Find Wizard Pharmacy between NeoNails and Truckloads.
06 / 07 / 2017