We’ve all heard that just as you alter your wardrobe to suit the season, you should update your skincare to compensate for the change in weather, and for good reason – cold days, zero humidity and artificial heating can put undue stress on our skin in the cool winter months, leading to a dry, lifeless or super sensitive complexion.
So if you aren’t already, now is the time to introduce a number of winter skin saviours into your daily routine. Read on to find out what products the BC pro’s highly recommend to ensure your skin glows through the cold months ahead.
By integrating an oil into your nighttime routine during winter will strengthen your skin’s barrier, locking in hydration, preventing moisture loss and rendering skin plump and oh so glowy (seriously!) Oils are for everyone, so don’t be scared to use them. For many years now I have turned to my faithful friend Pevonia’s Vitaminic Concentrate during the winter months and I can honestly say it’s a game-changer for my skin. It’s a luxurious dry oil (so absorbs very fast!) with a mandarin aroma which is to die for, and it radically combats excessive dryness, dehydration, and premature aging all in one!
Age Correction Marine Collagen Cream & Intensifier Collagen and Myoxy Caviar
If Hyaluronic Acid doesn’t already feature in your daily skincare routine, now is a great time to start! It really is a year-round essential, but is hands down my most-loved skincare ‘must’ during the winter period. This is because hyaluronic is the don when it comes to hydration – and dehydration is the no. 1 skincare issue during the cooler months!
My ‘cannot live without’ this season is Pevonia’s Age Correction Marine Collagen Cream. It combines both hyaluronic acid with marine collagen in a rich silky cream to infuse skin with moisture replenishing vital nutrients. Love love love it!
Use in conjunction with the Intensifier and you will reap the rewards. No more dry, lacklustre skin! Just radiant, moisture-rich skin instead.
Phytomer Night Recharge Youth Enhancing Cream
Winter is the perfect time to introduce a nourishing night cream! Skin cells do their greatest renewal and repair whist we sleep, so applying much needed hydration at night is encouraged to maximise absorption and to enhance your skin barrier. In the winter months I use Phytomer’s Night Recharge Youth Enhancing Cream religiously because my skin demands that extra layer of rich moisturiser. The cream literally cocoons my skin in nourishing hydration and really does restore youthful vitality by morning. I simply love how my skin looks and feels when I wake up so why would I ever turn to another product when I’ve found my one!
Phytomer Vegetal Exfoliant with Natural Enzymes
It may be the last thing on your mind when you have dry, itchy or sensitive skin but there are huge benefits to exfoliating your skin during winter. Not only does it slough off those dry, dead skin cells but it also helps you regenerate new ones! Just be sure to opt for a chemical (don’t let the name scare you) as opposed to physical exfoliant though. Physical – the kind that use granules to physically scrub off dead skin cells – can be too harsh for already vulnerable winter skin and in turn result in further dryness. No thanks! Instead use an exfoliator formulated with AHA’s, BHA’s or natural enzymes which gently dissolve the top layer of your dead skin. My winter go-to is the Phytomer Vegetal Exfoliant with Natural Enzymes, it’s a soft and gentle exfoliant formulated with natural enzymes that encourage cell turnover without scrubbing or irritating your skin. I use it twice a week and my skin is always smooth, soft and visibly luminous after! Give it a go, I promise your skin will thank you!
Phytomer Algodefense SPF 20 Multi-Protective Wrinkle Cream
I am a stickler for sunscreen and for good reason. Along with a few other key ingredients SPF is hands down THE most important anti-ager. Most will reach for a sunscreen automatically during the warmer months but it’s just as important to shield skin from harmful UV’s during winter. In the summer I like to use a lightweight moisturiser with higher spf for my face, however for winter I have used started using the Phytomer Algodefense SPF 20 Multi-Protective Wrinkle Cream and I’m in LOVE. It is nurturing and hydrating as well as protecting! And my skin is all the more better for it! It’s rediscovered its radiance. At the top of my go-to list for winter skincare now!
Phytomer Oleocreme Ultra-Nourishing Hand Cream
A good hand cream is an absolute essential for me in winter and hey why shouldn’t we look after our hands as we do our face and body? The thing is before I discovered Phytomer’s Oleocreme Ultra-Nourishing Hand Cream I hated the feel of wearing hand cream and I’d want to wash my hands immediately after I’d applied it, so instead I used to bear the brunt of dry cracked skin! Not anymore! My favourite hand cream (and I’ve tried many) absorbs into skin immediately and intensely nourishes, soothes and softens my dry, damaged hands. I take it everywhere I go!
Pevonia Dry Oil Body Moisturiser
During the winter months I, like many, can be very guilty of neglecting areas of my body which I religiously attend to in summer! But it’s important to maintain routines all year around after all your body skin loses moisture just like your face! You know that tight itchy feeling we all experience all too often in winter?
Now, if you’re not one for applying rich body moisturisers I hear you. Yes richer formulations containing ingredients such a shea butter can be very nourishing and beneficial for your skin, but a dry body oil to ensure your skin doesn’t become dry and flaky can be just as effective and make a huge difference too! Pevonia’s Dry Oil Body Moisturiser is my go-to. It quite literally indulges my skin without an oily or greasy feeling. It is incredibly nourishing but absorbs immediately which I LOVE and my skin feels silky-soft after every application.
I think it’s best to apply it straight out of the shower or bath while skin is still damp to lock in moisture. Plus it’ll restore any moisture lost from standing under that super-hot water we all love to indulge in!