Dry skin

5 Simple Tips to Support Your Winter Skin

As temperatures began to plummet, National Winter Skin Relief Day on 8th January acts as a reminder to take care of our skin. The combination of central heating and lower outside temperatures is notorious for drying out the skin. Here at Ameliorate, skin health is our top priority, and we understand how the winter season comes with its own unique challenges when it comes to avoiding dryness and sensitivity.

1.     Use Gentle Cleansers

Harsh and surfactant cleansers can strip the skin of its natural oils leading to excessive dryness and sensitivity. It is also important to avoid excessive friction through scrubbing and drying.

Our Nourishing Body Wash gently cleanses without drying skin and is proven to moisturise for up to 8 hours. It is completely soap-free, and pH balanced so will keep your skin well hydrated in the winter months.

Our LaH6 complex also contains a chemical exfoliant, meaning it will help remove any dead skin and unclog pores without any mechanical action that may further irritate skin.

2. Avoid Overly Hot Showers

A long, shower might seem very tempting when the cold months set in, but this is a bad idea because the heat strips the skin of its natural oils and causes inflammation. The skin cells begin to swell, and become looser, resulting in an unhealthy skin barrier.

3. Don’t Neglect Your Hands and Feet

Many people experience further dryness on areas of the body like the hands and feet because these are the parts of the body most affected by the loss of circulation caused by cold weather, since they are furthest away from the vital organs your body is trying to keep warm.

This lack of circulation causes dryness because the skin is not provided with the oxygen and nutrients it needs to heal.

Our Intensive Hand and Foot Therapies are both clinically proven to moisturise for up to 12 hours and deeply hydrate very rough, dry skin, soften cuticles and leaves skin feeling amazingly soft and conditioned.

4. Layer Up with Natural Fibres

Your mum has probably told you for years to wear layers in winter. Multiple layers are better than a single layer, as this creates air pockets which provide insulation. Making sure there is a layer of natural fibre against the skin is essential as synthetic fibres can cause further irritation and dryness.

5. Level up your moisturisation

While retaining moisture is important, it is also essential to replace the moisture lost to the colder temperatures. This is where a good moisturiser truly comes into its own.

Our LaH6 complex contains two kinds of emollients. Protective emollients such as sweet almond oil which create a film over the skin to prevent the loss of moisture. On the other hand, humectant emollients like urea, lactic acid, which bind water to the skin. This means our moisturising products, like our best-selling Transforming Body Lotion, work a double duty to keep your skin soft and conditioned over the winter season.