Dry skin is more common in the colder months as the temperatures plummet and we have the central heating on a bit more. Dry skin is frustrating and can be painful and uncomfortable if not treated properly. It can lead to itchiness, flakiness and exacerbate fine lines and wrinkles. But here we’re going to show you what are the best products to treat dry skin this winter and how to minimise dehydration.
Turn down the temperature when Cleansing
Whether you cleanse your face in the shower or at the sink, reduce the water temperature when you do in the winter. When you’re cold, it’s so tempting to have a hot shower to warm up and relax, but it can leave your skin sensitive, red and hot. One of the best tips to minimise dry skin this winter is to use warm water when cleansing.
Using water that’s too hot can strip the skin of its natural oils, which can cause your skin to dry out. Have you ever washed your face with hot water, only for it to look super tight and shiny afterwards? Dry skin can lead to a damaged skin barrier, which will struggle to hold onto moisture properly.
Use a gentle cleanser like the Lait Nettoyant Cleansing Milk in the winter. It’s suitable for all skin types and can be used on the face and eyes to remove makeup, dirt, grime and impurities. It respects the skin’s hydro-lipid balance and leaves it clean, supple and soft.
Apply your Hydrating Serum to Damp Skin
Hydra No1 Serum is ideal for nourishing even the driest, most dehydrated skin with ingredients including hyaluronic acid, aloe vera and vegetal glycerin. It soothes tight, uncomfortable skin, giving deep, long-lasting hydration. It’s enriched with restructuring and antioxidant active ingredients, including Vitamins A, C and E, to leave it soft, supple and plumped.
Applying your Hydra No1 Serum to damp skin will help it to lock in moisture. Hyaluronic acid is a magnet for moisture, so applying it to damp skin will ensure it works effectively.
Lock in your Hydrating Serum
To get the best results from your hydrating serum, it’s best to lock it in with a moisturiser. This will ensure less chance of transepidermal water loss and that the hyaluronic acid can get to work. If you apply your hydrating serum to your skin, then don’t seal it with a moisturiser; there’s a risk of the hyaluronic acid taking moisture from your skin.
Hydra No1 Crème contains hyaluronic acid, shea butter, hazelnut oil and Vitamins to repair and nourish the skin, comforting dry, dehydrated skin. It also strengthens the skin’s barrier function, protecting it from external aggressors.
For those with normal to combination skin, Hydra No1 Fluid both hydrates and mattifies the skin. So your skin will feel hydrated but without the shine. Containing two forms of hyaluronic acid, aloe vera and Vitamins A, C and E, the skin is soft, plumped, smoothed and matte.
Boost your Hydration
There are days when your skin just needs some extra TLC, and that’s where the Hydra+ Booster comes in. Just a few drops of this ultra-moisturising multivitamin oil added to your day cream or night cream gives the skin an extra boost of hydration. It means you can personalise your skincare, adding it as needed, fitting your skin’s needs. It immediately reduces tightness and roughness of the skin, leaving it soft, supple, comfortable and radiant.
Learn how to treat dry skin this winter with easy to follow tips and the best products from Yon-Ka – keep your skin soft, smooth and hydrated