Did you know that our skin is our biggest organ. Yup that’s right, your brain or your lungs – it’s your skin. It’s super important that we look after it well as it has some very specific functions – for example it helps maintain our body temperature and provides protection from bacteria. That’s why cuts, and areas of dry, damaged skin can get infected – you’ve broken the bodies natural protective barrier.
Aside from healthy eating and hydration, top quality skincare is vital for maintaining healthy, beautiful skin. Coming into winter, skin needs some special attention with quality products.
Want some exciting news? Dermalogia is reducing its prices by an average of 23% as of now! Yup, that’s right. Dermalogica products are now a whole lot cheaper for a quality product that produce fantastic results for your skin. The reason for their price drop – to make sure you get top quality products from authentic, authorised websites and NZ Dermalogica skin centres, as well as expert advice you need to get the right products for your skin.
These price drops mean it’s even easier for you to take advantage of Dermalogica products this winter. One of the main issues with skin in winter is dryness. The drop in humidity and indoor heating can wreak havoc on your skin, causing it to dry out and even flake and crack.
Here are four ways to keep your skin healthy in winter, including some of the Dermalogica products designed to combat dry skin.
1. Include a hydrating mask in your skin care routine
If you’re prone to dry skin, as well as your usual skin care routine, add an extra moisture boost. Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Masque has been uniquely developed with cross-linked Hyaluronic Acid which traps moisture to deliver time-released hydration. It also contains lycopene-rich tomato seed lipids to help restore the skin’s protective barrier, enhancing moisture levels to help give you smoother, healthier skin. Use this masque 2-3 times a week after cleansing for best results. One of our own nzgirls has trialled this product and you can read a review of the masque here.
SHOP IT: $69 at Dermalogica
2. Up your omega 3s
Omega 3 fats aren’t just for your brain and heart, they’re needed for good skin too. Omega 3 fatty acids are responsible for the health of the cell membrane and it’s the cell membrane that influences the cells ability to hold water. Having a nice, healthy barrier yields moister meaning softer skin. You’ll find your omega 3 fats in oily fish like salmon and sardines as well as other seafood. They’re also found in walnuts, chia seeds and linseeds. If you’re not a big fish eater, you can also take an omega 3 supplement.
3. Keep up your fluids
It’s easy to forget to drink water in the winter – but it’s still important! If you find it hard to drink cold water on a cold day, herbal and fruit teas make a refreshing change. My favourites include Healtheries tropical tea and T Leaf Berrylicious tea. Both are refreshing, tasty and caffeine free.
4. Switch moisturisers to one specific for dry skin.
As your skin needs change, so should your products. If your skin is dryer in winter, instead of using more of the same product, switch to a moisturiser designed specifically for dry skin. Intensive Moisture Balance by Dermalogica is an ultra-rich antioxidant moisturiser for dry skin. It contains the antioxidant enzyme Superoxide Dismutase, vitamins A and E, and Ginkgo to help protect the skin from environmental toxins and leaves your skin feeling soft and nourished. Use both morning and night to help prevent moisture loss.
SHOP IT: $72 at Dermalogica
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(This post was also shared on NZGIRL)