Each season comes with its own skincare requirements, and winter is no different. Now that the warmer weather is but a distant memory, it’s time to rethink your beauty regime and make sure you’re giving your skin and body what is needs during the colder, darker months of the year.
“Winter is definitely when we need extra nourishment and antioxidants for our skin,” explains Swisse skincare expert, Eliza Millsom. “Outdoors, your skin is exposed to cold wind, rain and lower levels of sunlight, which may cause it to become dry and flakey. Couple this with the dehydrating effects of indoor central heating, and you have a recipe for dull, tired looking skin. It is extra important during winter to feed our skin from the inside and out with an abundance of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals to maintain beautifully hydrated skin”
Fear not, Eliza has selected her Swisse Skincare winter beauty kit, to help boost your skin’s hydration levels and counteract dryness and dull looking skin. Hello winter glow!
Winter Beauty Essential 1: the cleanser
When winter kicks in, select a cleanser that nourishes the skin and helps you achieve a balanced complexion without losing moisture. Swisse Sweet Almond Cream Cleanser does just that, and is enriched with witch hazel and rice water to minimize the appearance of pores. Bonus tip: cleanse twice in the evening, once to remove the day’s dirt, bacteria and make up, and the second time to deeply cleanse you pores and remove any impurities.
Winter Beauty Essential 2: the serum
Hydration, hydration, hydration. Your moisturiser alone may not be enough to nourish your skin during winter, so support it with a nourishing serum that deeply hydrates the skin, which helps keep moisture levels up. Swisse Hyaluro-Natural™ Moisturising Facial Serum delivers a natural, radiant complexion, while Swisse Blood Orange Brightening Facial Serum brightens the skin’s appearance and helps even out skin tones.
Winter Beauty Essential 3: the day moisturiser
While summer is all about using a natural SPF and balancing the complexion, winter is about nourishing the skin to keep moisture levels up. Swisse Rose Hip Facial Moisturiser is enriched with rose water and vitamin C, to help rejuvenate the skin and leave it feeling hydrated and supple. Bonus tip: wait 10 minutes after applying moisturiser before you apply make up, so your skin has enough time to absorb the moisturiser – it’ll help your make up last longer.
Winter Beauty Essential 4: the oil
Sleep is a time for your skin to repair and restore itself, so it’s a great opportunity to show it some additional TLC. Oils are great for nourishing and conditioning the skin, to help improve the texture and tone. Swisse Rose Hip Oil is perfect for use after your evening cleanse.
Winter Beauty Essential 5: the night cream
Your night moisturiser should be richer than your day one, to provide intensive hydration (see that word again?) while you hit the hay. Swisse Hibiscus Anti-Ageing Night Cream contains active ingredients that work during the night to replenish depleted antioxidant stores in the skin, while also replenishing natural lipids. You’ll wake up glowing and ready to take on another (cold) day.
Winter Beauty Essential 6: beauty from the inside
Real beauty shines from the inside out, so you may wish to use supplements to help assist with nutrients from the inside. Swisse Ultiboost Hair Skin Nails Liquid assists with collagen production and provides essential nutrients to support healthy hair, skin and nails. In the evening, try selecting a supplement that help assists with maintaining healthy skin barrier function and antioxidant activity, such as Swisse Ultiboost Radiant Skin, which helps support a healthy glowing complexion.
Finally, there are a few components to your beauty kit that should be there all year round – drinking enough water, getting enough sleep and generally being kind to yourself. Call that your All Four Seasons beauty kit!
Always read the label. Use only as directed. Vitamin supplements should not replace a balanced diet.