Your winter skin survival guide
Our skin endures a blizzard of challenges through the winter, dryness, dehydration and dullness to name a few. But simple routine changes can help skin stay glowing and hydrated in it's hardest season. To help guide you through winter months ahead, we’ve collated everything you need to know re changing up your skincare routine to combat the cooler months ahead.
WHY SHOULD YOU REASSES YOUR SKINCARE DURING THE COOLER MONTHS?
Winter can present all sorts of complications for the skin: the drop in temperature, harsh winds, hot hot showers, coupled with dry indoor temperatures from heaters, zaps our skin’s moisture. When the skin loses its moisture barrier, it weakens its ability to protect itself, which is why our lighter skincare products which we use in the warmer months don’t quite make the cut in winter.
Watch our Registered Nurse Paige talk through how Winter affects our skin + some of her top product picks for the cooler months:
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO TREAT, DRY, WINTER SKIN?
As you probably guessed- Moisturise! Moisturise! Moisturise!
Moisturisers can provide instant relief to that dry, tight feeling we know so well and can also help in reducing water loss in the skin. However, it’s important to note that moisutirsers although great are not your only saviour when it comes to your skin surviving the winter months. In order to restore the delicate balance of the skin, gentle exfoliation and a hydration serum is also key. With this in mind, our expert team of Registered Nurses here at The Clinic have curated The Winter Hydration Kit, the perfect addition to your skincare regime for the cooler months.
GIVE YOUR SKIN A BIT OF TLC WITH OUR WINTER HYDRATION KIT
Suitable for all skin types, our newly launched Winter Hydration Kit will reboot, rejuvenate and hydrate your skin, transforming your dull, dry winter complexion into a healthy, supple hydrated complexion. Available exclusively at The Clinic Online Store, the Winter Hydration Kit contains four of our must have products:
EXFOLIATE THOSE DEAD SKIN CELLS AWAY
Inspired by the professional chemical peels applied at The Clinic, The Peel contains an AHA gel-based formula that delivers the benefits of an in-clinic treatment from the comfort of your home.
Biodegradable botanical Jojoba beads physically exfoliate to leave the skin firm, refreshed, and hydrated without irritating the skin. A combination of 10% AHA’s chemically exfoliate the skin to reveal soft, smooth skin and a brighter complexion. The combination of phytonutrients Ginseng and Gingko Biloba reduce free radical damage and aging while calming the skin.
Use The Peel once a week to exfoliate dead skin cells, and remove impurities, leaving behind a silky complexion. Contains 3 x 5ml syringes which equals 6 x applications of The Peel.
REJUVENATE DRY & DULL SKIN
Containing ingredients that are activated by skin temperature, Societe Rejuvenating Peptide Masks rapidly calm the skin and improve self-moisturising ability for a long-lasting dewy complexion.
PRO TIP: APPLY THE SOCIETE REJUVENATING PEPTIDE SHEET MASK AFTER YOU DO THE SCOTT + SULLIVAN AT HOME CHEMICAL PEEL – THE CALMING & HYDRATING EFFECT OF THE MASK IS GREAT POST EXFOLIATING PEEL – WILL LEAVE THE SKIN LOOKING & FEELING AMAZING!
REBALANCE & REBOOT
The Cosmedix Reboot Serum is our secret remedy for stressed winter skin. Ideal for dry, sensitive or inflammed skin, the Cosmedix Reboot Serum contains a probiotic that restores balance in the skin and reduces inflammation, with aloe and chamomile to help soothe and calm.
No Winter skin regime would be complete without a rich, hydrating moisturiser, which is where our signature product “The Moisturiser” steps in. Intensely nourishing yet lightweight, dry skin feels instantly hydrated and smoothe with The Moisturiser. Ideal for all skin types including sensitive skin, it contains a range of high quality ingredients such as Sea Buckthorn to minimise redness and Aloe to help soothe and calm.
OUR WINTER SKIN WISHLIST
Our Winter Skin Hydrating Kit is a great starter kit, for those who are after that bit of extra protection over Winter, we’ve put together some of our other cult favourites for the cooler months which will keep your skin extra plump and hydrated:
Adding a Hyaluronic Acid into your routine over winter is great for those who suffer from extra dry skin. The Surge Hyaluronic Acid Serum dramatically boosts skin hydration, plumps appearance of skin and helps protect skin from trans epidermal water loss.
The ultimate rehab for dry skin, stressed skin. The Aspect Hydrating Mask is a luxurious mask that contains a blend of hydrating ingredients and Antioxidants to help combat the visible signs of ageing.
PRO TIP: Apply the mask as a moisturiser at nighttime before bed and sleep with it on. You’ll wake up feeling extra hydrated!
This multitasking face and body elixir utilises a revitalising mix of oils rich in Omega Fatty Acids, Antioxidants and Vitamin E; that moisturise, nurture and protect the skin from head to toe
PRO TIP: Apply a couple drops before moisturising for extra added hydration + also use on your dry cuticles, elbows hands and feet.
This intense hydrating balm and mask is the most effective way to instantly soothe dry, irritated or inflamed skin. Cosmedix Rescue Balm is an intensely nourishing balm that quickly and effectively calms the skin with powerful ingredients.
PRO TIP: Use this intense hydrating balm all over! It’s perfect for dry/ chapped lips as well as the elbows and knees.