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What causes dry skin during Winter?

Posted by Jasmin Wigmore on
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What comes hand in hand with the cold weather and shorter days, is how your skin may suffer from the temperature decrease. During the colder months of the year, it’s essential to switch up your skincare routine to ones that can support your skin better during this time. 

Five ways to keep your skin hydrated. 

Causes of dry skin in winter 

1. Dry air and colder temperatures

The result of the dry air means less moisture in the air, which can lead to dry skin. In addition to this central heating, reduces the humidity within our homes, which can further increase your dry skin. 

2.Over cleansing 

Washing your face twice a day is a must to keep it free of dirt and oil, which can build up on the surface of the skin, throughout the day. However, washing your face too frequently or with harsh products can strip your skin of its natural oils.

3.Skipping moisturiser 

It doesn’t matter if you have oily, combination or dry skin, it’s vital not to skip moisturiser, especially in winter. Your skin needs the daily hydration to counteract the lack of moisture in the air. This is why moisturiser plays such an vital part in your skincare routine here. Dermaworks Retinol Moisturiser with Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Hyaluronic Acid & Essential Oils is the perfect moisturiser to hydrate your winter skin. Our potent formulation feeds essential nutrients directly to the skin to boost collagen production, reduce free radical damage and increase moisture retention. Dramatically improves the overall health of your skin. 

4. Skipping serum 

Instead of relying on your moisturiser to provide all the hydration, by adding a serum into your routine, you are maximising hydration. Apply a lightweight, nourishing serum beneath your everyday moisturiser to keep it hydrated from the harsh weather outside. Dermaworks Hyaluronic Acid serum is incredible for hydration. Hyaluronic Acid can hold an astonishing 1,000 times its weight in water! By drawing in and retaining moisture within skin cells, Hyaluronic acid forms a protective hydrating barrier which keeps the skin firm and plump.

 5.Taking hot baths and showers 

While soaking in a warm bath or shower can be extremely relaxing and enjoyable, your skin may not feel the same. Hot water and steam can strip our skin of its natural oils, leaving it prone to dryness. Instead, opt for lukewarm water and apply moisturiser on damp skin to help lock it in.



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