4-step winter skincare

Begin your battle against premature aging this winter 

Clear, crisp, and fresh.  Much like our winter skies, that’s how we want our skin to look and feel too.  But the colder weather provides some real challenges for keeping our skin clean and clear.  Besides cooler temperatures and biting winds, we still have the harsh African sun to contend with, with all these factors contributing to premature aging.

From the age of around 25, our skin produces less Hyaluronic Acid, becoming less elastic and resulting in the appearance of fine lines.  While we can’t fight the future, by developing good skin care habits throughout our 20’s and 30’s, it’s possible to hold on to our youthful skin for longer.

The basis of a good skincare routing is simple.  Just 4 basic steps will keep your face looking happy and healthy throughout the season while kick-starting your fight against fine lines and wrinkles.

Step 1

As the saying goes, “cleanliness is next to godliness”.  Keeping facial skin clear of microscopic bacteria and dirt goes a long way towards reducing imperfections.  A twice-daily cleanse with Sebamed’s Antibacterial Cleansing Foam is the first step to clear skin.  Panthenol keeps your face soft and supple, regenerating irritated and inflamed skin. Active ingredient Montaline C40 combats various types of bacteria, including those that cause blackheads and pimples.  For the ultimate cleanse, leave it on for 5 minutes before rinsing.

Step 2

Once clean, effectively remove traces of the cleansing soap (along with any remnants of dirt, oil and sebum you might have missed) with a gentle Facial Toner.  Counteracting the formation of pimples, our toner contains Panthenol and Allantoin to soothe and moisturise.  Perfectly balanced with a pH of 5.5, it promotes the skin’s natural acid mantle, which naturally protects against bacteria.

Step 3

With all impurities now removed, your skin needs to be hydrated to prevent the production of excess oil.  A cream containing Q10, Vitamin E, Shea Butter and Sweet Almond Oil will help maintain the hydro-lipid balance of your skin.  Sebamed’s Q10 Protection CreamWrinkle Filler, and Q10 Lifting Eye Cream are all essential items that should be include in your arsenal against premature aging.

Step 4

Deceived by cooler temperatures, we’re prone to spend less time trying to avoid the sun in winter compared to summer. Without an SPF, harmful UVA and UVB rays are reaching your delicate facial skin, causing damage and premature aging.  Day Care cream with an SPF20 strengthens the skin’s natural barrier, helping to protect against environmental stress such as fine dust and sunlight.  Containing Vitamin E and Q10, this fast-absorbing cream safeguards against free radicals, leaving your face feeling supple and fresh.  

By following these 4 simple skincare steps, you’re not only laying the groundwork in your fight against premature ageing, but leaving your skin looking and feeling fresh so that you can face the remaining winter months (and beyond!) with confidence.