Skin Survival Tips For Winter However, ensuring your skin stays smooth, soft, and supple is easy with these winter skin survival secrets from The Nutri Centre. Get Rich – Skin demands richer products during winter, as the products you use in the summer offer little protection against the drying effects of icy weather. Try swapping your liquid cleanser for a luxurious cream version such as A’Kin Pure Creamy Cleanser and Toner. Enriched with shea butter and olive squalane, it gently removes make up to refresh while leaving your skin completely nourished. Cool down – As temperatures drop it can be tempting to whack up the central heating. Not only is this bad for the environment, it is terrible for your skin, as the low humidity strips skin of its natural moisture. To counteract this, turn down your central heating and place a bowl of water near the radiator to put more moisture back into the air. In addition, make sure you use a quality moisturiser like Dead Sea Spa Magic. The Dead Sea minerals attract and retain moisture for a longer period of time than a conventional moisturiser, giving you gorgeous skin that is protected from the elements. Hidden Sun – While the sun’s heat may have waned its rays are ever present. UV rays can ravage skin’ causing premature ageing and skin cancer, so make sure you protect yourself with a sunscreen like Edelweiss Sun Lotion SPF15. Get Lippy – It's not just skin that suffers when it gets icy, lips also need some TLC. Slick on Neals Sun Protection Lip Balm; containing nourishing shea nut butter and carrot oil, it will keep your lips moisturised, helping to avoid that unattractive parched look while offering protection against harmful UV rays. Handy Tips – We often neglect the skin on our hands, but they too suffer during the winter months. A luxurious hand cream like SOS Safety Gloves Barrier Hand Cream, containing deep moisturising oils and healing herbal extracts will help to soothe, soften and protect chronically dry hands damaged by the cold weather. In addition, try putting gloves on over moisturised hands before bed, it will help to prevent split cuticles and fingernails. Scrub away – Dry winter air can cause dead cells to build up, leaving your skin looking dull and lifeless. To revive, try using a product like Moor Spa International Revitalising Exfoliator. Containing light pumice beads that gently cleanse away dead skin cells whilst soothing and balancing moisture, it helps to stimulate layers lower down in the epidermis, bringing out your natural glow. However, be careful you don’t become over enthusiastic with scrubbing, as too much can undermine the skin barrier’s function. Well Oiled – Products that contain oils are great for replacing lost moisture. Ducy’s Lavender Body Lotion is infused with organic lavender oil to soothe and calm, leaving your skin beautifully nourished. Regular facial massage brings essential nutrients to the skin. Try gently massaging seven drops of Pure Radiance Rosehip Oil into the skin, morning and evening to restore smoothness and radiance. Take a cold shower – Well, a warm one anyway. It may be tempting on a cold morning to take a long hot shower, however, hot water strips skin of its natural acid mantel. Without this, your skin is prone to dryness. To combat this, take the heat down a notch and make sure you switch your refreshing summer shower gels for a richer moisturizing shower cream like Jason Aloe Vera Satin Shower Body Wash, luxurious and gentle extracts of aloe vera and guar gum will rejuvenate skin, leaving it beautifully nourished. A few adjustments to your skincare regime will pay dividends when it’s frosty, and by following these simple steps you can be sure to keep your skin glowing throughout winter.