As the weather cools down and we head into the shortest day of the year, many of us will need to give our skin a little extra love in the form of hydration! During this time of year, we tend to spend a lot more time indoors, often with the heater on full. That tight sensation you’re starting to feel in your cheeks? That’s your skin telling you it needs a drink.
Keep reading for our winter must-dos and must-haves to keep your skin looking it’s best.
Short and sweet showers are the key!
While it’s so tempting to have a longer shower or super-hot bath when it’s chilly outside, save your skin and don’t. Hot water can dehydrate your and will also strip away the necessary oils your skin has to naturally protect itself day-to-day. If you’ve come out red and even itchy, you’ve probably overdone it.
Balense Dry Skin Moisturiser is our winter must-have!
It’s an everyday for many of us who are prone to dry skin all year round, but for those of you who just need the extra boost during the winter, this is a swap-out you’ll thank us for! It has an intensive blend of organic Shea Butter, Jojoba, Olive, Sunflower and Avocado Oils, so this moisturiser will lock in moisture and treat any pesky dry patches that may have cropped up.
Lower the air-con temperature
Many of us have experienced how dry air-conditioning can be and it’s a problem that’s usually exacerbated in the winter time by cranking the temperature up. We’d recommend not going higher than 22 degrees. You can still wear that cute new jumper, and your skin won’t dry out so much.
Instantly sooth and rapidly restore hydration with a quick spritz of Balense Hyaluronic Acid Mist
Who doesn’t love a little spritz! This one’s got an anti-inflammatory, conditioning and cooling formula so it’s ideal for use after spending time in air conditioning. Keep it on your bathroom cabinet for after cleansing or in your handbag for a refresh throughout the day! You can use it every 1 – 2 hours if you’ve just had a treatment.
Pro tip: applying as a toner after cleaning and before your usual serum will help increase serum absorption.
Intensive overnight hydration = Enzymatic Sleep Masque
It’s ultra-conditioning, got rich hydration, anti-inflammatory and rejuvenating. As well as being super hydrating, it’ll also resurface and revitalize your skin to improve tone and texture. There’s no surprise why the Balense Enzymatic Sleep Masque is an all-round favourite of ours as it’s suitable for all skin types.
Our skin changes throughout the seasons and we should all tweak our skincare regime to ensure we’re giving our skin the TLC it needs. Contact us today for a free Observ Skin Analysis. It’ll show us the different layers of skin and we can advise on the best treatment plan and products tailored to your skin concerns and needs.