It is Winter. Skin feels tight and sensitive. This article focusses on giving you a selection of the best skin care products that are easily available, affordable and effective.
No one escapes dry skin this time of the year. Below average temperatures, more time inside with indoor heaters zapping up the moisture of the skin adds to your skin feeling tight, undernourished and dehydrated. While the media is flooded with skincare advise with lists of essentials that almost guarantee an instant fix, it is still a mind-field finding the best product for your unique needs at a specific time. Here are a few products that made headlines recently available at Douglas.pt and other skincare web shops.
Winter skin savers
The first step to hydrated skin is using a gentle cleanser that will not strip the skin’s natural hydrating oils. Instead of harsh chemicals and brushing opt for a soft face cloth. The much-loved CeraVe® Hydrating Facial Cleanser is a hot favourite due to its affordability, free from detergents, parabens and fragrance, approved by dermatologists and thousands of reviews by satisfied users.
Available at large retailers and amazon. Origins® A Perfect World™Antioxidant Cleanser is packed with polyphenols, a potent antioxidant that helps protect skin from damaging free radicals to keep its youthful looks alive, longer.
In terms of a new product launch, Starskin® Orglamic™ celery juice healthy hybrid cleansing balm created with healthier skin in mind packed with a host of superfood ingredients to calm, soothe and nourish the skin.
Oils and serums:
The love your skin needs is literally in one of the many oils and serums available today. If you ask my opinion, the more the merrier. Be brave, experiment with different formulas containing lavender oil, rosehip oils, coconut and evening primrose oils. Oils and serums help lock in hydration and maximize the absorption of the moistrurizer that follows.
The affordability of The Ordinary® Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 Serum allows you to try an oil with good results but you might opt for the gentle SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective serum that will calm dry sensitive skin.
Moisturise: Day and night and in-between. Choose a moisturiser packed with ingredients that are skin friendly contain AHA’s, cactus, avocado, honey, vitamin E and rosehip oils. Select a brand that prouds themselves in using the cleanest ingredients possible without adding parabens, silicons and fragrances.
The most talked about moisturisers in 2021 are Tata Harper™ Water-Lock Moisturizer considered the ultimate “top coat”.
Dry skin soaks up the moisture for immediate re-hydration, soothing and smoothing. Glamglow® Waterburst™ Hydrated Glow Moisturiser that delivers immediate relief and keeps delivering moisture for up to 72 hours.
Facetheory’s Rejuvenating Moisturiser M2 for Sensitive Skin is suitable for day and night containing Oatmeal, cocoa butter, hyaluronic acid and vitamin B5 to maintain the skin's moisture balance so hydrated.
We cannot control the weather but we can choose our approach each season by adding a little extra, include different ingredients and create a skincare routine unique to the seasons we experience. In the next article we talk about spring skin preparation, exfoliation, skin preparation and finally the beautiful sun.