With the change of season, comes the time to revaluate the products you use and incorporate new ones that will give your skin a boost as the weather changes. Here are our top three products to invest in this winter:
1. Antioxidant Serum
Exposure to environmental elements such as wind and pollution will leave your skin looking for a bit of extra TLC. This is your cue for slathering on that antioxidant serum. Why? The high levels of vitamins C and E brighten and protect skin, it has great anti-ageing benefits, and also works to fade and even out uneven skin tone. But if you have very sensitive skin (aka it gets irritated very easily), be careful of applying too much, too often.
2. Chemical Exfoliant
If you’re finding that your skin is looking dull and there is a change in texture (rough, bumpy or dry), it might be due to a build-up of dead cells. Look for an exfoliant that contains glycolic, lactic or salicylic acids. You can also opt for a product that contains fruit enzymes such as pumpkin, pineapple or papaya. In simple terms these acids and enzymes dissolve the ‘glue’ that keeps the dead skin cells on the surface of your skin, allowing them to be washed away and making way for new, healthy skin cells.
3. Overnight Mask
Applying a mask to freshly exfoliated skin is like that extra supercharging boost that you need to get your skin really working at optimal levels. Because there are no dead skin cells acting as a barrier, the mask can deliver its skin-enhancing ingredients easily and more effectively. If you are looking for plumping and hydration, choose a gel mask; a clay mask will sort out clogged pores; and a cream mask will nourish dry skin.
Good to try:
Lamelle Correctives Recharge CE Complex
Hannon Gentle Enzyme Skin Peeler
Environ Intensive Revival Masque
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