Transitioning Your Skincare Routine From Summer To Winter

March 26 2018 – Cassandra Hilton

Transitioning Your Skincare Routine From Summer To Winter
Transitioning Your Skincare Routine From Summer To Winter

With a hint that the warm summer months are nearly behind us and the temperatures beginning to drop, it’s time to start thinking about transitioning your skincare routine for the winter months to ensure your summer glow is maintained.

One of the most important skincare considerations when transitioning from summer to winter is preventing hydration loss. This is occurs as the skin responds to changes in outdoor temperatures, low humidity and dry internal environments leading to dehydration, flaky skin, redness and increased irritation. Dewy, hydrated and glowing skin appears healthier and youthful, but it can quickly vanish as the temperatures decline.

During the winter months, atopic skin conditions, such as eczema worsen. causing skin to become uncomfortable and more sensitive. The humid summer air keeps the skin moisturised, meaning that once the harsher winter temperatures set in, it becomes more difficult for skin to retain water.

Maintaining your skin’s moisture levels between summer and winter may require small adjustments to your skincare routine to maintain your skin’s protective barrier and ensure your skin is kept smooth, soft and glowing all year round.

The most effective way to supercharge your skin’s hydration is to incorporate the right moisturiser into your routine. It is important to look for one that provides both humectant (moisture attracting) and emollient (moisture trapping) ingredients as well as the addition of active ingredients that assist to increase the skin’s moisture retaining ability!

The skincare ingredients of glycerin and hyaluronic acid are perhaps the most well known humectants while plant derived oils such as squalane, jojoba, camellia, macadamia, shea butter and coconut provide essential fatty acids to moisturise dry and parched skin and prevent trans epidermal water loss. The active ingredient niacinamide, also known as vitamin B3 is an under the radar ingredient that not only benefits sensitive skin types, but also increases moisture and hydration to skin cells by restoring the skin’s barrier function and preventing trans-epidermal water loss

Our Metamorphis Multi-Vitamin Cream is a considered formulation of humectants and emollients with the benefit of active ingredients to supercharge your skin’s hydration levels and provide essential nutrition for skin regeneration and repair. It goes beyond hydration to double duty in antioxidant protection and age-defiance with intelligent skincare ingredients of Vitamins A, C and E to restore the skin’s complexion. Its lightweight formulation is easily absorbed and provides rapid hydration for dry skin. It should form an essential component of your skincare armoury as the temperature drop.

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