The Active Edit

Our Guide To Winter Skin Prep

written by: Maddie - Beauty Editorpublished on 21 Apr, 2023

With winter approaching and cooler temperatures inbound, let’s get ahead of the game and start preparing our skin for dry ‘winter skin’. This means hydration, treatments, a good sleep mask, serum and of course, a lip treatment. Nobody wants cracked lips!

The temperature change can cause our skin’s protective barrier to weaken, leaving us feeling itchy, dry and dehydrated, which is why our skincare routine is extremely important (as always, but you may need to switch up your products from your summer skin regime). 

Read on to find out what you should be using in your regime.

Lock In That Moisture

We recommend using a hydrating moisturiser, such as the Dermalogica Intensive Moisturise Balance, which is designed to relieve any symptoms of flaking, itching, tightness and rough skin, leaving your skin soothed and more radiant. This best-seller combines BioReplenish Complex with Hyaluronic Acid, which will help to plump your skin and help to prevent signs of premature ageing.

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Super Serums

Loved by many, the PCA Skin Hyaluronic Acid Boosting Serum is a must have to deeply nourish the skin, both on the surface and deep within. Formulated with Hyaluronic Acid and sodium hyaluronate to synergistically work together to attract and hold moisture within the skin. This will result in the reduction of visible fine lines and wrinkles, and leave your skin feeling smooth and hydrated with an overall youthful glow.

Loved By You

"Holy grail!"

"Within a week of using this serum my skin was visibly hydrated, redness and flakiness had gone and all sign of Winter had disappeared from my face. I highly recommend this serum for anyone with dry or ageing skin. And a little goes a long way, so definitely worth the investment."

"My skin was transformed with this serum... not only was it soothed and calmed, but the boost to he hydration levels was very noticeable too. A must-have layering serum all year round!"

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Overnight Sleep Mask

We should all have an overnight peel in our routine to help promote cellular turnover, and this Medik8 Sleep Glycolic 30ml will leave you waking up to visibly illuminated skin. Formulated with 10% encapsulated, time-release glycolic acid, works to help smooth the skin's surface, to visibly improve texture and tone. Simply apply the treatment after cleansing in the evening to your face, neck and decolletage. Follow with a serum and night cream and leave until the morning. Your skin will be looking brand new and super refreshed!

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Lip Care

Cracked lips is possibly one of the worst things about colder weather, which is why you need this Aspect Hydrating Lip Balm for that instant relief. Formulated with Natural Jojoba Oil and Shea Butter to help rapidly repair your lips, keeping them conditioned for longer.

When your lips are in need of a deeper treatment to get them back to their renewed health, the HydroPeptide LipLock Hydrator is going to be your best friend! This rich, reparative night-time lip mask works to deeply hydrate and nourish your lips back to their soft and supple feel. Infused with avocado and jojoba oils for a luxurious treatment.

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