Faced with long, dark days, Christmas Decorations are now down and the impending New Year's diet about to start... January is never the best month of the year!
The cold January weather can cause havoc with our skin, and it's easy to fall into the habit of not maintaining good skincare during this miserable month. However we are here to help with some advice on the best products to use to get you glowing all winter long!
Keep your skin dehydrated
One of the main problems that winter brings is dehydration. There is less moisture around so our skin, hair and nails can become very dry. Try to drink at least two litres of water per day. Drinking water aids circulation and increases the blood flow to the skin, plumping the skin and allowing it to glow.
Using a cleanser is a great way to remove makeup and impurities from the skin. We recommend a creamy cleanser for winter, and this is one of our favourites; Elemis Pro Radiance Cream Cleanser, a new generation anti-ageing cream cleanser which deeply moisturises to reveal a youthful complexion.
Moisturising is key in preventing dry skin over the winter months, you need to keep your skin hydrated using a richer moisturiser which contains super-hydrating and anti-imflammatory agents. We recommend Yonka Hydra No1 Serum with its true long-lasting, intense hydration activating complex, this creamy and refreshing gel is the perfect emergency remedy for very dehydrated skin: quickly absorbed, it replenishes the skin's hydration levels. Followed by Yonka Hydra No 1 Creme its long-lasting hydrating power is complemented by its rich oil-restoring, repairing, soothing and anti-aging ingredients which protect the skin against environmental factors, allowing it to restore its essential balance.
To make the most of moisturising during the winter you need to make sure you exfoliate at least twice a week to ensure that dead skin cells don't get chance to build up. We recommend Yonka Gommage 303 for Normal to Oily Skin or Yonka Gommage 305 for Dry Skin. Not forgetting your body Elemis Frangipani Monoi Salt Glow this luxurious salt scrub melts on contact with skin to leave it beautifully soft and nourished.
Serum's are a great addition to your daily skincare routine, for the season when normal day cream just isn't enough! Serum's are three times more concentrated than moisturisers so there is a real in depth treatment added for your skin. We like Elemis Cellular Recovery Skin Bliss Capsules they contain pure Moringa Oil with its unique anti-ageing properties to dramatically renew skin elasticity and skin youthfulness. Anti-Oxidants physically repair the visible signs of ageing and counteract the damaging effects of pollution by sweeping clean your network of skin cells, ridding it of harmful toxins.
The word "oil" has many negative connotations when it comes to skin; however using it on your skin is actually very beneficial. We recommend Elemis Superfood Facial Oil, this natural blend of highly concentrated plant-based superfoods deeply nourishes and hydrates. Anti-oxidant and omega-rich Broccoli, Flax Seed and Daikon Radish feed the skin for a healthy, radiant glow. For your body try Elemis Cellutox Active Body Concentrate this powerful synergy of sea buckthorn, sea fennel, lemon and juniper essential oils is the perfect body detox. Can be used as part of an anti-cellulite and body cleansing programme.
For the days when you feel your skin really needs some TLC, try and face mask. Not only do they provide intense moisture but it also gives you the chance to sit back, relax and let the mask do the work. One of our favourites is Elemis Herbal Lavender Repair Mask it's perfect for dry skin that needs an intense rejuvenating moisture hit. Packed with active extracts of mouth-watering Strawberry and Kiwi fruit, this deep cleansing, creamy mask restores the glow to dulled complexions. A revitalising fruity pick-me-up for tired complexions.
You can buy all these great hydrating products plus many more from our online shop.