For Your Shopping List: Winter Skincare Essentials For Glowing, Hydrated Skin

For Your Shopping List: Winter Skincare Essentials For Glowing, Hydrated Skin

Why is my skin so dry in winter?

No, it’s not just you! The combination of the cold temperatures and low humidity in the air during winter can cause the skin to dry out. We also tend to spend more time indoors with the heating on. These factors can compromise skin barrier functions and can leave your skin looking dull, flaky, rough and thirsty for hydration. It also makes applying make-up hard work. 

How do I get glowing, hydrated skin all year round? 

Winter is the perfect time to think about adding in boosters such as antioxidants, hyaluronic acid and vitamin A to your skincare regime. All vital to revive lacklustre looking skin and bring back that summer glow.  And more importantly, all our top recommended winter skincare products mentioned are available to order online from the Body Recon Skincare Shop (Australia-wide shipping is free for orders over $100).

Winter Skin Booster #1 – Antioxidants 

When moisture levels are decreased it can heighten inflammation within the skin. That’s where antioxidants come in! Applied topically to the skin, antioxidants can improve the skin’s ability to repair itself, therefore reducing inflammation.

OUR TOP PICKS FOR YOUR WINTER REGIME:

  • Biopelle Tensage Daily SCA Serum 15 (30ml) – $221: Key ingredients: Vitamin C which promotes an even skin tone, reduces fine lines and wrinkles. Niacinamide, an additional antioxidant, reduces inflammation and brightens the skin and Hyaluronic Acid which optimises moisture within the skin. 

Body Recon Cosmetic Clinic - Skincare Shop - Biopelle Tensage Daily SCA Serum 15

Winter Skin Booster #2 – Hyaluronic Acid 

Hyaluronic acid increases skin moisture levels which in turn encourages healing within the skin. When applied to the skin it works as a Natural Moisturising Factor (NMF), allowing the skin to look plump and youthful whilst improving the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and redness.

OUR TOP PICKS FOR YOUR WINTER REGIME:

Body Recon Cosmetic Clinic - Skincare Shop - Hyaluronic Acid Serums

Winter Skin Booster #3 – Vitamin A 

This incredible ingredient improves cellular turnover thus increasing skin healing and prevents breakouts whilst also promoting the skins’ Natural Moisturising Factor (NMF). Vitamin A really hydrates and restores a healthy glow within the skin.

OUR TOP PICKS FOR YOUR WINTER REGIME:

  • Biopelle Retriderm Vitamin A Serum Plus (30ml)$136: This protein rich and oil free formulation aids the absorption and tolerability of retinol. Improves radiance, reduces appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improves texture.
  • CosMedix Serum 16: Rapid Renewal Serum (30ml) – $142: Microencapsulated retinol within a moisturising oil formula. Perfect for sensitive and dry skin types. Improves texture, encourages cell renewal and improves the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Skin Better Science Alpharet Overnight Cream (30ml) – $159: A cream based retinol that helps reduce irritation and provide moisture to dry skin. It combines Retinol and AHA (lactic acid) to create further rejuvenation and smoothing. It also improves texture, encourages cell renewal, and improves the look of fine lines and wrinkles.

Winter Skin Booster #4 – Hydrating Care

Use these months of spending more time at home to show yourself some love and treat your skin to one of these luxurious at-home treatments that will lock in moisture and give you a youthful glow without leaving the house.

OUR TOP PICKS FOR YOUR WINTER REGIME:

  • Dermaceutic Panthenol Ceutic Nourishing Restoring Ointment (30gr) $56.50: Perfect for chapped skin or lips and after aesthetic procedures. Contains panthenol, shea butter and beeswax to hydrate, repair and soothe.
  • Aspect Dr Hydrating Mask (118ml) – $62: Formulated with vitamin A, B, C and E to smooth texture and illuminate your skin. Also contain shea butter to provide intense hydration and hyaluronic acid to aid deeper hydration and smooth skin.
  • Aspect Dr Probiotic Sleep Mask (118ml): – $62: Provides essential nutrients, probiotics and antioxidants to the skin leaving behind a radiant glow. Containing olive oil, argan oil, sunflower seed oil, Vitamin B5, Acai berry and ProRenew Probiotic Complex CLR™.

Lastly, Our Non-Negotiable

It goes without saying that even through the winter months, SPF is non-negotiable. Even though the sun rays may not be visible behind the clouds we still have to fight UVA and UVB. Your SPF will also act as a barrier protector to help prevent drying of the skin, especially important when using products containing retinol. 

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Want to try a more intensive treatment in the clinic?

We believe in the power of knowledge at Body Recon. Our goal is to give you all the information you need in order to make an educated decision about the best treatment for you. If you’re interested in learning more, book a free skin consultation with us here or by calling  (03)5221 1747 and we’ll give you our expert advice. 

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