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What You Need To Know About Healthy Glowing Skin In Winter

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Imagine wearing your summer wardrobe during winter. Sounds silly right? Well, this is what you’re unknowingly doing to your skin when you don’t adjust your skincare routine as seasons change. The beauty team at Swisse have done the research for you.

BUT WHY IS SKINCARE DIFFERENT IN WINTER?

It should come as no surprise that as we welcome winter, the temperature starts to drop, humidity too, the days become windier and our UV exposure changes. Our entire lifestyle choices are also flipped on their head, as days out in the sun turn to cosy nights by the fire, and so too should our skincare regime.

Generally speaking, our skin tends to become drier in the winter months mostly due to the extreme temperature changes we put our body through as we walk from the cold outside to heated rooms indoors[1].  Our skin can’t keep up and reacts by drawing moisture away from the exterior, unless we intervene.

The good news is… you can certainly help to support your skin. Subtle changes to our skincare routine is sometimes all that is needed to protect our skin.


WATER IS THE ANSWER

The first tip isn’t actually one to do with your skincare regime. Your skin acts as a barrier that keeps water inside your body, so when it’s dry indoors and cold outside, water evaporates off the surface faster, causing your skin to dry out [2].

Simply drinking an extra glass of water or two can be the answer, by upping your hydration levels you help increase the supply of water available to be drawn to the surface of your skin, helping prevent that dry flaky look[3].Try mixing a Collagen powder with your water, like Swisse Beauty Collagen Renew Powder or Swisse Beauty Collagen Balance Powder to support collagen production and beauty from within, as well as give your water a delicious Berry or Pineapple flavour.


MOISTURISER, MOISTURISER, MOISTURISER

This one might be a no brainer, but moisturising your skin is crucial for keeping it hydrated during winter.

Applying the right moisturiser as soon as you get out of the bath or shower, and then once again during the day is the best way to ensure your skin stays feeling soft and smooth.

Swisse Vitamin B3 Blemish Controlling Moisturiser is a lightweight, non-greasy formula that's enriched with a powerhouse of ingredients to reduce the appearance of blemishes, while hydrating the skin, for a clear, shine-free complexion.

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CLEANSE THE RIGHT WAY

Even with our best efforts sometimes dry skin just happens, but it’s important not to be aggressive in your skincare treatment no matter how frustrated you become.

Avoid harsh cleansers and toners! We cannot stress this enough, along with any sort of physical exfoliant which dries the skin out even more[5].

Instead, opt for natural cleansers that focus on maintaining moisture in your skin. Swisse Manuka Honey Daily Glow Foaming Cleanser is perfect for this, with stabilised vitamin C and papaya enzymes. This refreshing and radiance-boosting cleanser delivers intense moisture and a gentle clean for soft, dewy and glowing skin.

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Shop the full range of Swisse Skincare online at Life Pharmacy or visit your local Life Pharmacy store.

Always read the label. Use only as directed. Supplementary to and not a replacement for a balanced diet. Swisse Wellness, Auckland.

References:
[1] Wiley. (2018, March 7). Why people experience seasonal skin changes. ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180307095222.htm
[2] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK279255/
[3] https://www.aad.org/public/everyday-care/skin-care-basics/dry/dermatologists-tips-relieve-dry-skin
[4] https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/322228#dryness-and-humidity
[5] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3266803/