Winter is great for cosying up to an open fireplace, indulging in hot chocolates and layering statement fashion pieces. The downside is your skin can get a little shaken up from the change in climate.
As the weather cools, indoor heating is cranked, scalding showers are a thing, and with that, your skin reacts. You might notice that your skin is more dry, flaky and congested. Although you don’t have to completely change your skin regime, a few simple tweaks can help prevent dry skin flare ups and keep your skin healthy.
These are our top 6 Aesthetics Rx must-haves for hydrated skin, all winter long!
We always recommend double cleansing, no matter the season! The first cleanse gets rid of make-up and product build-up, allowing the second cleanse to work its magic to clean the skin’s surface. During winter, it can be helpful to switch to our creamier cleanser for the second cleanse. It reinforces the skin’s natural barrier. It also balances and refreshes the skin.
- First Cleanse: Revitalising Foaming Cleanser
Rich in humectants (hydrating ingredients) that attract moisture to the skin. Gently removes make up.
- Second Cleanse: AHA Cream Cleanser
Botanical extracts and water-binding plant sugars boost Hyaluronic Acid levels for the ultimate skin nourishment, whilst also effortlessly dissolving makeup, impurities and grime. Using this gentle cleanser for the second cleanse will leave the skin feeling very comfortable, with no sensation of tightness.
All Aesthetics Rx serums contain Hyaluronic Acid which keeps skin well hydrated. However, we do have a couple of bonus ingredients in two of our serums that play their part during winter.
This multi-action powerhouse contains:
- Hyaluronic Acid to promote immediate and long-term hydration
- Sodium PCA, the strongest hydrating agent, for binding moisture to the cells
- Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) and Panthenol (Vitamin B5), moisturising, anti-inflammatory, healing B group vitamins, exceptionally beneficial for dry winter skin
Use this serum both morning and night under moisturiser.
An infusion of 6 powerful ingredients, this serum exfoliates, hydrates and accelerates skin renewal for luminous skin:
- Retinol (Vitamin A) for skin regeneration
- SK-Influx (Ceramide lipid concentrate) to restore the protective barrier of the skin
- Hyaluronic Acid to restore skin moisture and plump the skin
- Acmella Extract, an instant anti-wrinkle treatment
- Squalene (derived from plants) to lock in moisture and replenish the skin
- Tocopherol (Vitamin E) to protect the skin from premature ageing
As the A Serum contains active ingredients that react to UV rays, we recommend it is used at night while you sleep.
Exfoliating products hold an important place in your skincare regime, all year round. However, tweaking the type of exfoliating ingredients used in winter will ensure your dry, dead skin cells are gently eliminated! (Keyword: gentle!)
If your skin is a little fragile during these colder months, switch from a mechanical or chemical exfoliant, to a gentler enzymatic version like our Fruit Enzyme Mask. It contains a powerful combination of proteolytic fruit enzymes and botanical extracts, which gently erase dull, dead skin cells, minimise fine lines and remove other impurities. These enzymes are the unsung heroes of exfoliation. They work to unveil renewed, softer, and brighter skin, without stressing the surface.
During winter, moisturising is key. While all Aesthetics Rx moisturisers are suitable all year round, we do have a secret weapon for your delicate winter skin!
If you’re experiencing temporary or chronic dryness, or you’re after something to soothe or heal your skin, our H20 Hydrating Balm is the regenerating product for you. Our soft, fragrance-free balm will leave your skin hydrated and free from discomfort. It contains an assortment of restoring, hydrating, anti-inflammatory and healing ingredients, including Aloe Vera Juice, Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Arnica Extract, Alpha Bisabolol (derived from Chamomile) Rosehip Oil, Rice Bran Oil and Squalane. It’s super versatile. It can be used as a protective shield during the day for very dry winter skin, an overnight mask, or even to heal dry chapped lips!
As you can see, our Aesthetics Rx range is here to help you combat an array of skin challenges, all while you endure the cold months! We are here to show you it is possible to achieve hydrated, radiant, balanced skin throughout winter. Visit your nearest SILK Laser Clinics to shop the range.