Here in NZ the cold weather has arrived and doesn’t appear to be leaving us any time soon!

One thing we all struggle with in winter is keeping our skin smooth, hydrated and healthy so we have pulled together our top tips and go to products to keep your skin healthy all year round!

 

It’s the inside that counts

 

Unanimously the number one tip to silky smooth and hydrated skin is to hydrate from the inside out! Keeping hydrated avoids dry, tight, flaky skin and it increases skin’s resilience against wrinkles so if you keep your water consumption up, you’re already on track to perfect-looking skin!

 

Check your cleanser

 

Try to avoid a cleanser that contains acids such as glycolic or salicylic. This is especially important in winter as these acids can strip your skin of its natural moisture and oils leaving it super dry and uncomfortable!

 

We love the Skin Physics Dragon’s Blood Gentle 3-in-1 Advanced Treatment Cleanser because it not only cleanses but also moisturizes and exfoliates your skin. It begins as an exfoliating serum containing 7 natural fruit AHAs and when it is blended with water it transforms into a beautifully-light, silky foam cleanser. It removes makeup and impurities to decongest skin and leave it feeling soft and hydrated without stripping skin of natural moisture.

 

PRO TIP: For ultra-hydrated and smooth skin, try washing your face in lukewarm water. This is because lukewarm water doesn’t strip your skin of its natural oils and moisture like hot water does!

 

Moisturize EVERYTHING

 

When possible, try to moisturize as soon as you have cleansed your face. Applying moisturizer to your damp skin helps to seal in extra hydration and moisture. Also, try to avoid moisturizers which contain any petroleum-based ingredients as this can further dry your skin.

Don’t forget to use SPF either! Just because we might not be able to see the sun, doesn’t mean it’s not there.

 

For daytime, we love the Skin Physics Dragon’s Blood SPF15 Radiance Daily Moisturizer because it is made specifically for dry, tired and stressed skin. It works to defend against visible signs of ageing from environmental stressors and sun damage while delivering a steady dose of deep, long-lasting moisturization.

 

For nighttime, we love the Skin Physics OXYGEN-C Over-Night Restoring & Contour Treatment Cream. It supports the skins natural, night-time repair process to recover the skin’s lost moisture, firmness, elasticity, and tone so that when you wake up your skin is restored and youthful-looking. We apply a thick layer before bed, and after cleansing to our face and neck.

 

So now we have the skin on your face organized, what about keeping your body moisturized? Well, The Goat Skincare’s Moisturizing Cream is perfect for keeping those especially dry areas moisturized thanks to its super thick consistency and the secret moisturizing power of goat’s milk!

We also love to use Pure Paw Paw Ointment on any especially dry area we may be suffering with, from lips to elbows and even nail beds, Pure Paw Paw is perfect for everything! It saves your dry skin as it soothes and smooths.

 

Kick back, relax and mask!

 

Not only are masks a great way to add essential hydration to your skin but they are also a great excuse to relax and there is nothing better than that!

 

As far as sheet masks go, we love the Skin Physics Advance Superlift 3D Deep Hydration and Lifting Masks as it molds to the shape of your face, jawline, and neck, for the ultimate moisture enhancing at-home facial experience. With a unique, 3D-ergonomic contour design and infused with replenishing natural and active ingredients to help restore moisture lost in the skin.

 

Let’s not forget about our under eyes! The Blaq Hydrogel Eye Masks are the perfect pick me up for those days where we are feeling (and looking) a bit run down as they detoxify, depuff and hydrate your undereye area all in 10-15 minutes!

 

PRO TIP: For an extra refreshing mask experience, try putting your masks in the fridge for 10-20 minutes before using them!