The Beauty of Winter Skin

7 Winter Skincare Products We Swear By 

Ahh winter: It’s a time of cozy cuddles on the couch, warm coats lined with soft fabrics and mugs of steaming hot chocolate… and a new skincare routine that leaves your skin feeling soft and sexy. However, changing up your skincare regime can be quite the challenge. So, if you’re not sure which products will leave your skin feeling as delicious as a hot cross bun, we have 7 of the most delectable products to keep your skin in optimum condition all season long.

Anti-Dry Derma-Soft Wash Emulsion and Hydrating Body Lotion

From your wardrobe and shoes to your food choices and temperature settings – the season isn’t the only thing that changes when Winter hits. Unfortunately, Winter also brings itchy, dry, flaky skin. But why?

Our skin traps humidity or moisture thanks to natural oils, which act as a barrier of protection and hydration. Dry skin is a sign of a weakened skin barrier caused by a decrease in these natural oils, over washing or using products that dry out our skin.

So, what do you do to protect your skin’s natural moisture levels, protective barrier and natural pH? Well, that’s why we absolutely adore the Sebamed Anti-dry skincare range (especially the above-mentioned products). This incredible duo, including the Derma-Soft Wash Emulsion (enriched with Panthenol to soothe sensitive, and to relieve tension and irritation) and Hydrating Body Lotion, is specially formulated with the perfect pH of 5.5 (the “Golden pH” for healthy skin). Sebamed is also 100% soap and alkali-free, with good quality active ingredients that will support your skin during the cold, harsh winter.

But it gets better… Sebamed offers an entire Winter care kit that regenerates dry skin during and ensures it stays plump, supple and deliciously soft. The Anti-dry & Sensitive Skin Kit helps to fight dry and sensitive skin in the harsh, cold winter months and has been carefully put together to ensure maximum moisture.

The kit includes:

  • Sensitive cleansing bar
  • Micellar water dry
  • Moisturizing cream
  • Hydrating Body Lotion
  • Derma-soft wash emulsion
  • Night intensive cream

 

Extreme Dry Skin Repair Lotion and Repair Foot Cream

Dry skin is extremely common in the cold, harsh Winter months. However, the freezing weather combined with the following factors can give you chronic dry skin that takes dryness to a completely new level:

  • Medications
  • Older age
  • Vitamin deficiency
  • Diabetes, thyroid disease, or kidney disease
  • Chemotherapy
  • Anorexia
  • Skin barrier dysfunction

From skin that feels and looks rough, severely flaking skin that looks ashy and scaling to peeling and cracked skin with fine lines; when you start experiencing these symptoms, you need specialised skincare products that can treat the symptoms of chronic dryness. We recommend Sebamed’s Extreme Dry range, with Skin Repair Lotion and Repair Foot Cream.

Let’s start with Sebamed’s Extreme Dry Skin Repair Advance Therapy Lotion with 10% Urea – this specialised lotion is perfect for treating eczema and psoriasis. The high 10% concentration of Urea effectively repairs your skin and immediately relieves itching, scaling and tightness symptoms of very dry skin. It promotes water retention due to its extremely hydrophilic nature and is very popular for its moisturizing effect.

It’s not just your face and body that suffers from extreme dryness. Your feet can also take a step in the wrong direction… The Extreme Dry Range Repair Foot Cream has an intensive moisturizing complex, combined with nourishing lipid that repairs acute itching on very dry skin, as well as conditions associated with atopic eczema, diabetes, and psoriasis. It contains the following ingredients to ensure your feet are soft as a baby’s bottom:

  • 10% Urea that helps to reduce flakiness, itchiness and redness of the skin
  • Vitamin E that neutralises irritating free radicals
  • Panthenol that supports the skin’s regeneration
  • A moisturising compound for intensive hydration and lipid renewal
  • Hydrolysed Keratin that contributes to improving the elasticity of the toenails

 

Anti-pollution Day Care, Hydrating Fluid and Micellar Water

Here’s a surprising one… Just when you thought hydration, sun protection and anti-ageing skincare is all that was on the menu, we bring you a new big player in the Winter beauty industry – Anti-pollution skincare.

But what is Anti-pollution skincare? Well, with climate change becoming a problem no matter where you live these days, we’re all a bit more aware of pollution, and the effects it has on our daily lives. Skincare is one of the things that pollution can have an effect on.

But what does science actually say about the benefits of anti-pollution skin care? Some anti-pollution skincare products help shield the skin from harmful dust particles, very similar to how sunscreens work. Other skincare products remove pollutants from the skin after you have been exposed.

A lot of the anti-pollution skincare products feature vitamin C as the main ingredient. Vitamin C can lighten skin tone – which helps combat those dark spots linked to pollution – and decreases discoloration. Another common ingredient in these types of products are antioxidants – They promote collagen growth, brighten skin tone, and can even make your sunscreen more efficacious.

If you’re looking for a powerful anti-pollution skincare solution, then Sebamed is your answer to beautifully radiant skin this Winter. Start with Anti-Pollution Day Care that strengthens the skin’s barrier with Fermented Lactic Acid Bacteri and protects against free radicals with 2% antioxidant Vitamin E and with Q10. It also happens to contain SPF 20 for protection against environmental influences.

The Anti-pollution Hydrating Fluid is just as effective in protecting your skin against the dullness of Winter. It is enriched with SPF 20 for protection against environmental influences, provides intense moisture with Q10 and Hyaluronic Acid and strengthens the skin’s barrier with Fermented Lactic Acid Bacteria. These ingredients ensure that your skin get the moisture it needs. It’s also perfect for sensitive skin.

Last, but certainly not least, is Sebamed’s Micellar Water. The reason why Micellar water works so well is because without soap, alcohol, or other harsh chemicals and detergents to dry out the skin, it conveniently leaves your face feeling hydrated with a glowy, dewy finish – especially during the Winter season. Sebamed offers two versions of this miracle product: one for oily to combination skin, the other for normal to dry skin.

Sebamed Micellar Water for Oily to Dry Skin: This specifically formulated cleansing complex contains Zinc-PCA to provide a gentle deep cleanse and mattifies the skin. The pH 5.5 also promotes the natural barrier function of the skin’s acid mantle.

Sebamed Micellar Water for Normal to Dry Skin: In winter, this is the one piece of gold you really want to stock up on. The cleansing complex contains Hyaluronic Acid that super-moisturises the skin. This not-so-secret ingredient works by absorbing moisture like a sponge, so when applied to dry skin in a dry climate, it absorbs moisture from the skin instead of pulling it toward it. The pH 5.5 also promotes the natural barrier function of the skin’s acid mantle.

Want to glow up your skin this Winter? Invest in the nurturing goodness of Sebamed’s specialised, moisturizing skincare products – perfect for keeping your skin nourished, healthy and good-looking from head to toe. The best part, we’re offering up to 20% off on selected Sebamed products, so you can really stock up on this scientific-based, clinically proven medicinal skincare range before winter strikes.

Want to know more? Find out how your skin gets dry, and what you can do to treat it, here.