Winter is looming, it’s time to switch up your skincare game! Living in a subtropical climate, it is important to have different skincare routines in different seasons to maintain a healthy glow all year long. Your skin health and condition can be largely affected by exterior factors such as air pollution, sun exposure and of course, climate change. Summertime requires intensive sun care to keep the sun damage minimum, and winter usually needs heavy duty moisturiser to keep the skin hydrated and nourished. Let’s take a deeper look at what makes a great winter skincare routine.

  1. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate

Stay hydrated is key to prevent dry, chapped skin which is fairly common during winter. We all know that heat isn’t skin’s best friend, cold isn’t either. Freezing weather combined with strong wind can dehydrate the skin as easy as a blazing summer sun. Besides, if you spend majority of your time sitting in a air-conditioned environment, your skin will naturally dry out.

Choose a heavy moisturiser for winter months. Pick one with ingredients that are intensively hydrating such as aloe vera, vitamin E, or try our barrier-protecting Manuka Daily Moisturiser packed with antioxidants from NZ Manuka, kiwifruit seed oil and the super medicinal Manuka honey.

2. Nourishing Deeply

We tend to lose lots of necessary nutrients in our skin due to change of weather. Incorporate a ultra nourishing serum to replenish the skin of its essentials is a great step in any winter skincare routine. If you can, try to find something that is uniquely catered for your own skin problem.

If you want an all-in-one serum that moisturises, hydrates, repairs and strengthens skin barrier for all skin type, try our hydrating anti-aging serum, which has seen a real difference in skin texture and overall complexion.

3. Facial & Spa

Some times you just need to pamper yourself once in a while! Get a specialist to do the work and you will also learn a thing or two that can benefit your skin in the long run. Talk to a dermatologist, book a facial or a spa treatment, get a professional’s perspective on your skin condition and usually that’s when you find out why your skincare routine hasn’t been working.

4. Care for your lips and hands too

Dry hands and chapped lips are probably commoner than flaky skin in winter. Don’t just pay attention to your face, your skin is the biggest and one of the most vital organs in your body, and it functions as a whole. Pack a travel size hand cream with you wherever you go, make sure you slather on some lip balm when you are out and about or just put some on before you go to bed every night. These little habits might not seem much but they can make a world of difference.

5. Be aware of the sun

Sun damage is all year long, anywhere, any weather and the result is often accumulative than instant (unless it is a sunburn). Ultraviolet radiation is a skin killer, it speeds up premature aging, damages the collagen and elastin content, and in some cases leads to skin cancer. Remember to wear sunscreen every day even when it’s cloudy! Sun radiation can permeate through windows and dark clouds, and if you don’t put on that extra layer of protection of all the good work of skincare, it’s just a waste of money and energy.

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