Help your skin survive the change of seasons

Your skin can suffer damage as the seasons change but amending your skincare routine throughout the year will help prevent problems.

Your skin can suffer damage as the seasons change but amending your skincare routine throughout the year will help prevent problems.

Your winter skincare routine should focus particularly on moisturising, protecting and repairing.

Winter weather leaves the skin vulnerable due to extreme temperature changes from outside to indoor, central heating and also from the harsh wind and rain. You need to hydrate and protect the skin whilst simultaneously repairing and rebalancing it. Preferably use products that contain a UVA screen, to protect your skin from the ageing effects of UVA which occur all year round. For example La Roche-Posay Hydraphase Intense UV Light RRP €23.50 is intensely hydrating for your skin and protects against UVA and UVB rays.

Cracks, rough patches, flaking and tightness: these recurrent irritations may be caused by an inherent fragility making skin more naturally sensitive to harmful external factors (cold, wind) or repeated friction (erosion). Try La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume B5 RRP €12.50 to help combat these irritations.

Dry Skin

Dry skin tends to be more vulnerable to irritation from the environment and can become cracked leading to infections, so it is important to drink plenty of water to help keep your body well hydrated. In the winter hot drinks are often more appealing than cool water, so if this is the case for you, try to drink decaffeinated tea and coffee instead or herbal teas or even hot water with lemon and honey for a change. In all events your home or workplace may feel quite hot if the central heating is turned up, so keep a glass of water close to hand and that way you will remember to drink it. Try Vichy Nutrilogie RRP €20.50 which immediately soothes your skin and hydrates for twenty four hours.

La Roche-Posay and Vichy products are available exclusively in pharmacies nationwide.