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Beat The Winter ‘Drys’

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Whether you’re a Summer or Winter person, there is no denying the seasons can take a toll on our skin. For all of winter’s joys (snow, sitting around the fire & beautiful crisp days) it brings with itself less pleasant side effects. The drop in humidity, constant exposure to direct heat and freezing temperatures all contribute to that dry, flakey & itchy skin most of us experience throughout the winter months. Although there are many environmental factors that lead to the annoyance of dry skin, there are a few things you can do to stay on top of ‘The Winter Drys’.

Switch to Heavy Creams for skin & body:

Ensuring you make that switch to heavier cream in winter is so important. Many people chose to stick to their routine and not switch up their moisturisers when Winter rolls around, however this is a simple step that has an instant effect on appearance of your skin. Choosing a ‘cream’ over a moisturiser can be a key factor to keeping skin plump and hydrated, creams tend to be a lot denser than moisturisers, therefore having a more instant hydrating effect on the skin, so don’t be afraid to lather it up! An ingredient to look out for is hyaluronic acid, with is ability to hold up to 1,000 times it’s weight in water, it keeps our skin hydrated and plumped and it easy to incorporate into your day and/ or night-time routine.


There is nothing quite like the feeling of baby soft skin post exfoliation and keeping up light exfoliation on the face & body in winter is a must. Winter can exacerbate dry skin issues, so its important to exfoliate more frequently, but be careful to not overdo it! When stripping away your outer skin layer, it can leave your pores and skin vulnerable, so it is highly recommended to exfoliate in the evenings to avoid UV ray damage to your skin. Perhaps, consider switching up your products from time to time from moisture rich skincare to gentle tools using our Life Pharmacy Online top sellers below:

Winter Top Sellers



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