This ingredient will save your skin this Winter

Some people like the cooler temperatures and others are more warm weather people. Our skin is the latter - it does not deal well with the cold.

There’s less moisture and humidity in the air which means less of that good stuff for our skin to absorb and keep looking hydrated and healthy.

Instead, the wind and dry air suck the moisture from our skin leaving it looking dull and dry.

Having the heater cranked in the house, car and office doesn’t help either. It’s not like we’re going to be turning off the heat in the cold so what are the ways to deal with not only the cooler temperatures but it’s impact on the skin?

I know we talk about this every year, but every year there are different products I’ve tried that I want to recommend.

Hyaluronic acid should be your go to this Winter. It’s naturally occurring in the body so adding more to our faces only does good things.

It’s such a popular product because it boosts the ability of the skin to retain moisture, while plumping up the skin to increase firmness and decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

It also helps with skin renewal and is packed with antioxidants, protecting the skin from environmental factors such as the sun and pollution.

Using hyaluronic acid doesn’t replace a sunscreen though. You should still be using at least an SPF30 everyday, before you leave the house.

You can check out my recent post on physical vs chemical sunscreens here to find out which one is right for your skin.

If you want to spend more than $100, then I recommend Aspect Dr hyaluronic serum.

I used it in the lead up to my wedding and I absolutely loved what it did to my skin.

Once I ran out of it, I didn’t replace it and then I got pregnant so my whole beauty routine needed an overhaul.

I wrote a little something about what you can and can’t use when having a baby, which you can check out here.

Since having my son I was looking for a new moisturiser that was an intense hydrator because breastfeeding can wreak havoc on the skin’s appearance and I wanted to limit that impact.

I’ve been using Neutrogena’s hydro boost day and night creams – that I bought myself – for a little over a month. This is not a sponsored post.

The day cream is a water gel and absorbs so quickly into the skin and makes my skin feel so nice. You don’t have to worry about what impact it might have when you put makeup on top because there is none.

I team it with the night concentrate. It’s main focus is of course hydration and contains Vitamin E enriched beads that work to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Vitamin E is an antioxidant that protects the skin from losing moisture and collagen. Collagen plumps up the skin, also working to reduce fine lines.

You can go into stores like Mecca, Sephora or Priceline, or your skincare clinic and get a moisturiser containing hyaluronic acid at many different price points.

In addition to this, there are a few other things to put on the top of your pamper list.

My dermal clinician Carly Whytcross from CAPS Clinic, who I consult for all thinks skincare, has these recommendations.

1.     Have a lactic peel. It’s a gentle exfoliation improving skin hydration levels.

2.     Laser genesis. It gently heats the skin promoting the production of collagen, improving the look of fine lines, reducing redness and giving the skin a bit of a glow.

3.     Use a cleansing oil. It melts off makeup and impurities without stripping the skin from of moisture.