Whatever your skin type, winter is pretty much the toughest season for skin. The cold, wet weather, the central heating, the lack of sunlight and the tendency to hibernate indoors can all play havoc with your complexion. We thought we’d have a think about the most common skin issues to blight us in the winter and come up with a winter survival kit which will keep us going until spring finally arrives:
Many cleansers have a tendency to dry the skin out, which can be disastrous in the winter when your skin is already dry. This cleansing oil from Elemis is designed to melt away your make-up and daily dirt whilst also nourishing the skin and replenishing essential lost nutrients while you cleanse. It contains over 90% natural oils, rich in omegas and vitamins and softens, soothes and supports the moisture barrier, revealing a healthy looking, radiant and clear complexion.
It’s not just your face you have to worry about during wintertime – your body and hair can also end up dry and frazzled, so keeping this dry oil on hand can be a huge help. It’s designed to nourish skin, hair and nails without being greasy and leaves your body and face feeling softer and more comfortable, and your hair nourished and looking shiny. Enriched with frankincense essential oil, camellia, rose and sweet almond oils.
Winter skincare is all about moisture, and this is a heavy weight cream that will deliver immediate benefits to extremely dry or dehydrated skin. Ultra-emollients shea butter and evening primrose replenish your skin with maximum hydration, relieving dryness and reinforcing the skin’s natural defensive barrier, while antioxidant soy flavonoids shield against the extreme environmental elements that can accelerate the visible signs of aging.
What’s nicer than sinking into a hot bath when the weather outside is awful, especially if you’ve had to be out in the elements? This bath milk from Elemis is rich in vitamins which feed and nourish the skin, sourced from the plant collagen from Japanese camellia oil and oat extract in the formula. It’s highly nutritious and will leave the skin feeling soft, supple and totally moisturised.
Our hands seem to be one of the first places to suffer in the cold weather, leading to split skin and terrible soreness, so keeping a rich hand moisturiser close by is an absolute essential. This one from Elemis not only helps to banish dry skin and keep hands soft and supple, it also smells exotic and luxurious, thanks to the blend of Tahitian monoi and frangipani flowers.