Best Face Moisturisers for this Winter
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Brrr. It’s that time of the year again. Dark night and mornings. Frosty pavements. And dry skin.
When the temperature decreases moisture gets sucked out of the skin like a vacuum. Cold and windy weather aggravates ALL skin types, even the oiliest. Then there’s the heating which literally electrocutes the heat from your skin. Oh no. Winter is just not that season, clearly (team summer up two points).
Dry skin is normally harmless but when left uncared for it can lead to serious skin issues such as psoriasis (ask your doctor not me) and overall just look very unappealing to the eye. You may find that your skin is red or grey depending on complexion flaking and feel tight to touch. Rough fine lines appear more than usual and your skin might also feel rough, itchy or flaky.
Of course there are ways to prevent this happening like keeping yourself hydrated with water or a fruitful diet and avoiding long hot showers. All which we should be doing for the environment anyways *side eye*.
Or turning down the electric heater and turning on the humidifiers. Exfoliating with a chemical, granular substance or skin friendly abrasive cloth or sponge can also make a huge difference.
But the best (and the most fun) investment into your winter lifestyle is to find a new skincare routine. Starting with the most important product, moisturisers!
Renee Rizr Aesthetics A Medical Aesthetician on TikTok says:
Moisturisers are necessary to maintain the elasticity of the skin’s upper layer allowing it to function properly as a barrier since our face is constantly exposed to elements. Moisturisers can protect and improve the quality of skin and can even protect from sunlight.
Her TikTok videos also point out why we need to look for these three in our moisturiser ingredients. Humectants, Occlusives and Emollients. Which are all encompassed underneath the word Moisturiser. Watch her videos to find out more and check out these top notch products below!
CeraVe Facial Moisturising Lotion
First we have affordable skincare brand fave Cerave, developed by Dermatologists. This ultra lightweight feel moisturizer is specifically formulated to moisturize sensitive skin that is types as normal to dry. It’s best features boast
Fragrance free and non-comedogenic.
With 3 essential ceramides to protect skin’s natural barrier
Recommended use in conjunction with CeraVe cleansers
Dr Jart Ceramidin cream
By pairing Korean skincare technology with an affinity to art design, Dr Joins Art or Dr Jart was created and boasts high quality derma skincare in every product. It’s benefits include
locks-in moisture to provide immediate deep moisturisation and comfort for dry, dull skin while strengthening the skin’s moisture barrier
5 cera complex, which helpfully remove the appearance of irritated dry skin – perfect for the winter months
Gigi Hadid Is amongst the millions who recommend and dote on this product.
Eucerin Uera Cream
Another lightweight yet effective moisturiser, the Urea Face cream hydrates and locks in the already existing moisture of the face reducing the tight and dry feel of dehydrated skin. Its benefits includes:
natural occurring compounds Urea and Lactate, help to bind natural dryness
EMBRYOLISSE Lait Creme Sensitive
Founded by French dermatologists, Embryolisse boast a multi purpose formula which cleanses, hydrates, nourishes, and protects the skin. Who knew a tiny product could pack so much? My favorite kind of products are adaptable so this is a must for me. It is recommended for all skin types, including those with sensitive skin. This multipurpose cream benefits include:
Suitable use as a primer, moisturizer and makeup remover
Aims to accelerate cell renewal
Leaves skin soft and more revitalised
Sukin Rosehip Sensitive Night Cream 120ml
It’s not cheating to include a night cream is it? After they soothe and rejuvenate skin after a long day and induce repair by amplifying cell turnover. Which is exactly what the award winning Sensitive Night Cream by Sukin does! Featuring calming chamomile and aloe Vera, this cream soothes the complexion while sleeping. Apply generously to the face and neck as usual.
Contains rich oils such as Rosehip, and evening primrose oils which improve skin’s appearance and texture.
Boost moisture levels by delivering intense hydration.
Luxurious and calming night cream to pamper your skin.