Keeping your skin hydrated is the best way to ensure a vibrant, glowing complexion all day long. But the cooler months can make it difficult to stay hydrated 24/7.
Our skincare care partner, BOOST LAB has summed up their top 10 tips to protect your skin this winter and get that summer glow even in the colder months!
1. Use a moisturiser with hydrating ingredients
Dry skin, oily skin, sensitive skin – whatever skin type you are trying to manage, you need a moisturiser that is packed with hydrating ingredients. Look out for one chock-full of hyaluronic acid, as it’s well-known for its hydrating qualities.
2. Try water-based skincare products
To protect your skin and ensure it gets the hydration it needs, always choose skincare formulas that are water-based – not just your moisturisers, but everything in your skincare armoury. They provide long-lasting hydration and are better for your skin than some alternatives. Every BOOST LAB serum is water-based to provide endless hydration.
3. Add a mask to your skincare mix
Want more hydrated skin without the hassle? Face masks make hydration so easy! They’re not only a great way to treat various skin problems, but they deliver long-lasting hydration and loads of other benefits.
4. Look for serums over moisturisers
For serious skin hydration, you need to look beyond traditional moisturisers. Most skin that craves hydration needs more than moisturisers can provide, which is why a 2D-Hyaluronic Hydro Boost Serum will take things up a notch. It’s packed with two biological forms of hyaluronic acid, which enhances your skin’s moisture retention for lasting hydration. It also penetrates your skin deeply which extends its hydration qualities.
5. Opt for gentle cleansers and exfoliators
Skin that lacks hydration needs to be treated delicately. Start by exfoliating your skin to remove any dead cells from the top layer – failing to do this will prevent your skincare treatments from doing their jobs. If you need a helping hand when it comes to exfoliating, try a Resurfacing Serum that actively removes dead skin cells without the risk of micro-tearing.
6. Use an eye serum
Forget what you’ve heard about eye serums – they are definitely not just for mature skin. The skin around your eyes is the most fragile area on your body, so it needs to be treated with some extra love. The BOOST LABBio-Active Eye Reset Serum is a unique formula that fights the signs of ageing and fatigue that often results in fine lines, dark circles and wrinkles. Daily use will hydrate your skin and revitalise your eyes.
7. Get a midday boost with a spritz of facial spray
Need to replenish your skin during the day but don’t want to disrupt your makeup? A quick spritz from a facial spray is an easy way to rehydrate your skin before getting back to your day.
8. Avoid steamy showers
They might feel amazing after a long day, but hot, steamy showers are certainly no friend to your skin. As we head into the colder months, keep your shower to a luke warm temperature to stop the heat from stripping your skin of moisture. Also make sure to pat your skin dry – don’t rub it! – and apply your moisturiser immediately after.
9. Invest in a humidifier
It’s not just a smart choice during winter – humidifiers add moisture to the air all year round, which can reduce the effects of dry skin and really boost your skincare routine without needing to apply anything.
10. Rehab your skin overnight
Night-time is the best chance to lock in your skin’s moisture – and best of all, you don’t have to do any of the hard work! A dedicated nightly product like the BOOST LABNight Renewal Serum helps keep your skin plump and hydrated overnight so you can wake up looking fresh and rested.