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Prepare For Winter Skin

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Winter Skin Wonderland!

The cold weather is almost upon us and Christmas seems to be just around the corner! Although it is the most beautiful time of year, our skin can suffer from severe dehydration and damage. A combination of low humidity and cold temperatures work together to make skin tight, itchy and prone to sensitivity, which makes looking after it extremely important to keeping it looking healthy and glowing!

It is vital that we start preparing now to reduce the damage in the coming weeks and one of the easiest ways to do this is by introducing hydrating moisturisers into your skin routine, as skin requires a different level of care in the winter. Even those with oily skin should be looking for a light moisturiser to ensure that they do not get dehydrated.

To help you along the way and make sure your skin remains healthy and beautiful throughout this season, I have put together my favourite moisturisers which are the perfect treat for this winter.

Eucerin Replenishing Face Cream 5% Urea



A light and gentle moisturiser which is targeted towards dry to very dry skin types. This face cream is enriched with urea and lactate which are both known to retain moisture and keep your skin hydrated. It instantly moisturises and soothes tightness to give your skin a smooth and supple finish. Urea also helps to smooth your skin as it gently buffs away dead skin cells. For those of us with very dry skin, Eucerin also does the night time version which is much richer; revitalising your skin while you sleep.

Apply morning and evening after cleansing.



Avène Extremely Rich Compensating Cream



This cream is ideal for skin which is prone to sensitivity as well as dryness and dehydration. It has a unique formula which consists of Avène thermal spring water known for its healing and hydrating ability. The smooth and rich cream texture keeps your skin hydrated throughout the day while restoring and healing any damage to the skin’s natural structure. Your skin will be smooth and supple instantaneously, with a healthy glowing complexion.

Apply morning and evening after cleansing.


Gatineau Age Benefit Integral Regenerating Cream



This cream is targeted towards ageing skin which is also dry. It contains artichoke leaf and hibiscus extracts which are both known to reduce the appearance of ageing. It also has red algae extracts to revive skin radiance, along with sweet almond oil and shea butter to deeply hydrate and protect your skin. The nourishing and restorative cream is a complete anti-aging package and helps to smooth lines and wrinkles, while strengthening thinning skin to give you a healthy and smooth complexion.

Apply to your face and neck twice a day.



 Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel



This gel is ideal for those with oily skin as it is completely oil-free and non-comedogenic, while still providing adequate hydration which lasts all day. The light-weight formula also helps to strengthen the skin’s moisture barrier which ensures all nutrients stay locked within the skin to keep it looking younger and healthier. The formula also comes in a Lotion which is creamier and richer and targeted towards the drier skin types.

Use twice a day in the morning and evening after cleansing.

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream SPF 15



Designed and formulated around the classic Eight Hour Cream, this daily moisturiser protects your skin from extreme weather and climate changes; making it ideal for the colder months. It also has SPF 15 which further protects your skin from harmful sun rays. Suitable for all skin types, it leaves your skin soft, smooth and moisturised for up to eight hours without making your skin greasy.

Use as a moisturiser during daytime after cleansing.

As well as using moisturisers, you can also help your skin by drinking plenty of water, using humidifiers and covering up your skin during harsh weather. If you would like any more information about the products mentioned or would like to find out more about your skin, then email me at or tweet me @LFpharmacist.

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