The arrival of Winter means the fight to combat dry Winter skin begins. As temperatures plummet, humidity levels do too, and our skin loses moisture to the dry air around us. The answer? It’s all about hydration and retaining the natural oils of your skin.
Here’s our top tips to outsmart moisture loss.
Switch to an oil cleanser
Make the first move and swap your light cleanser for an oil. Cleansing oils are great during the Winter because they won’t strip your skin or contribute to that dehydrated/tight feeling.
As we know, using aggressive products like wipes, astringents and harsh exfoliants will either leave dry, sensitive skin feeling tighter, or stimulate your skin to produce extra oil to help protect itself, and thus cause breakouts.
Oil cleansers work differently. They balance the skin’s oil production and don’t disrupt the natural pH level of your skin. Oil also keeps your skin healthy and acts as a barrier against further moisture loss.
Kinvara Skincare Absolute Cleansing Oil 100ml is a gentle, non-strip waterless formulation made with 100% plant oils, making it ideal for those looking to use pure, preservative-free skincare. The innovative blend of skin-loving plant oils will restore balance and cleanse your skin, gently and effectively.
Incorporate a hydrating serum
Boost your skin by incorporating a hydrating serum or essence into your routine. Face serums contain more lightweight ingredients that penetrate deeper to deliver active ingredients into your skin.
They also contain higher concentrations of active ingredients than you would find in your normal daily moisturising cream. Think of them as a power-boost of vitamin supplements for your skin!
And remember that a little goes a long way. Because the formula in serums is very concentrated, you only need two or three drops in the palm of your hand before patting the product into your skin using your fingertips.
The multi-award winning Kinvara Skincare 24hr Rosehip Face Serum 30ml is designed to provide intensive care to even the most demanding skin. The concentrated hydrating formula is packed with plant extracts, vitamins, antioxidants and calming ingredients that will add that extra boost to your skincare routine and help keep skin flawless under makeup.
Give your skin a boost
If you usually apply moisturiser right after cleansing, you need to add a skincare step to help support your skin during the changing seasons.
Adding Hyaluronic Acid to your routine helps increase your skin’s hydration levels on stratospheric level.
Hyaluronic acid is a plumping agent and as such, acts like a targeted natural filler.
Using Kinvara Skincare Hyaluronic Youth Boost 15ml, which combines the proven plumping action of Hyaluronic acid and the superfood properties of turmeric, help deliver real results in key target areas, such as fine lines around the lip area, fine lines running from nose to mouth, and at the frown areas between your brows.
Look after your eyes
The thin skin around your eyes is particularly vulnerable in the Winter months. Using an eye serum before applying makeup will improve the overall look of your makeup by avoiding any dry or crepey lines. An eye serum is specifically formulated to be fluid and lighter. This allows the skin to absorb them with ease, delivering high-potency ingredients deep down and beyond the layers of skin which normal moisturisers usually penetrate.
Eye serums target the problems around the eye area, including wrinkles and fine lines, dark circles or bags under the eyes, and overall puffiness and inflammation that makes you look older.
Kinvara Skincare Eye Wow Serum 10ml is a powerful blend of 12 plant extracts targeting dark circles, fine lines, puffiness and hydration. Naturally plumping hyaluronic acid and lifting baobab are combined in a cooling cucumber gel that absorbs superfast to help brighten, firm and refresh tired eyes.
Tip: Want to target other ageing concerns? Apply the eye product on smile lines, forehead lines and lips to help smooth the area.
Use a hand cream regularly
Your hands also have to battle the elements, so invest in a great hand cream. The combination of cold, dry air and constant hand washing to ward off cold germs means hands can quickly show signs of ageing. Popping a hand cream in your bag a must if you want to avoid lizard-like hands. Make sure you give your hands an intensely soothing treatment by including as many protecting and hydrating ingredients as you can.
Kinvara Skincare Omega Rich hand & Nail Cream 60ml is an intensely soothing blend of six ultra-hydrating plant oils that work hard to moisturise and nourish your hands and nails. Jojoba oil provides a natural waxy barrier, that delivers deep lasting hydration, while cocoa butter melts on contact with skin, ensuring rapid absorption without any greasy, sticky feel.
Kinvara skincare is the number one bestselling Irish skincare range in Irish Health Food Stores. Kinvara products are available at kinvaraskincare.com. Also available at The Health Store, Nourish, Evergreen, Avoca, Shaws, Magee, Lloyds and Meaghers Pharmacies nationwide.