Powerful Skincare Products You Need for Beautiful Winter Skin
Winter has sneaked up on us again! Crisp mornings, cranking up the heating, long, hot showers, the cold wind biting at your face and more time spent indoors. Personally, I love winter, but it certainly plays havoc on your skin! Taking a look at your lifestyle and choosing the right skincare products is paramount.
So, what skin problems can surface over the Winter months? It is common for skin to become dry, red and itchy due to the dry indoor air and cold outdoor air. These symptoms indicate dry and dehydrated skin – the seasonal changes of winter can literally suck the water and oils from the skin! Winter weather can also trigger some skin problems such as dermatitis, rosacea and psoriasis.
In winter, we need to find ways for the skin to absorb and lock in moisture.
Simple lifestyle changes can help:
Avoid harsh soaps
Winter can weaken the skin barrier making it more sensitive so ditch the foaming cleansers and go as natural as possible.
Turn down the heat
Indoor heating sucks moisture from the air and dries the skin. A humidifier can help to offset the dryness.
Warm NOT hot
While it can be tempting to warm up under a super hot shower every day, the hot water strips your skin of its natural oils. This leaves it dry and irritated. Make it a lukewarm shower and don’t stay under there for too long! Blot the skin dry with your towel rather than rub and apply a thick body moisturiser over damp skin to keep moisture locked in. Add GERnétic’s Body Milk to your skincare routine. This nourishing cream restores softness to even the driest of skins.
While external skincare products are essential for hydrating and protecting the skin, a healthy diet, rich in essential fatty acids, can nurture skin from the inside. Staying hydrated in winter is also paramount! Of course, we don’t feel as thirsty in winter as we do in Summer and endless cups of coffee and tea to keep us warm can be extremely dehydrating. If 2 litres of cold water don’t tempt you, why not try sipping on warm water in a mug or go with green tea and herbals.
The Best Skincare Products from GERnétic for Winter
Say goodbye to skin problems! Every season calls for a new look at your skincare routine and the products that you use. GERnétic has an array of Winter loving skincare products that combine to give you beautifully hydrated, supple skin. Our resident GERnétic Educator, Danielle Mason, suggests the best skincare products this winter:
First and foremost, cleanse and exfoliate the right way!
Many traditional cleansers are drying and leave skin feeling tight and uncomfortable. Opt for gentle, lotion-based, fragrance-free cleansers to nourish the skin as it cleans.
Cleansing is the first and essential step to any skincare routine. The skin, like the most delicate of silks, requires a cleanser that respects its delicate nature. Cleansing should not strip the skin of its natural hydrolipidic film; instead, it should reinforce this natural protective barrier that keeps the skin soft, comfortable and never taut.
Glyco cleansing milk is the most delicate of cleansing milks, rich in glycoproteins to deeply moisturise, leaving skin clear, smooth and incredibly soft. Calendula oil adds to the skin lipid barrier to prevent dryness and keeps skin protected and functioning at its best.
For a deeper clean that re-mineralises and hydrates the skin, use Marine Cleansing Gel a couple of times a week. Gently removing superficial dead skin cells will allow your skin to absorb your moisturiser, leading to more deeply hydrated skin.
Used once or twice a week, the most important mask in the GERnétic range energises the cells, so your skin can absorb all the nutrients that are coming its way! Rich in amino acids and trace elements, the Immuno mask is purifying and toning, playing a key role in restoring and regulating skin functions.
Winter is all about nourishing and protecting the skin from the cold and windy days ahead. Nuclea repairing cream is also one product to consider adding to your routine if you want radiant skin this winter. Why? Because it activates basal cellular activity to reduce the depth of wrinkles. Plus, it stimulates DNA to accelerate cell division and boost collagen renewal!
Nuclea will nourish and protect your skin while keeping your skin’s youthful cell activities thriving all through winter.
With its unrivalled regenerating and healing powers, Synchro is at the very core of GERnétic’s anti-ageing research and philosophy. Synchro’s combination of active amino acids, trace elements, vitamins and nurturing cold-press oils is designed to nourish, revitalise, hydrate, calm and heal your skin. This makes Synchro an essential part of your winter skincare routine and, we believe, one of the best skincare products on the market!
Cytobi is a high performance, super nutritious, anti-ageing cream that soothes, repairs and enhances the skin’s defences by delivering essential nutrition directly to the cells. It is ideal for fine, dry, sensitive or inflamed skins and is especially recommended to treat skin problems such as rosacea, eczema and psoriasis. So, if your skin is particularly sensitive at this time of year, Cytobi could be the answer.
If you’re not using a serum, winter is the perfect time to introduce one! As Serums contain smaller molecules than traditional moisturisers, they are even more effective at hydrating the skin. They deliver nutrients more deeply and intensely for optimum results.
Cells Life Serum is a concentrated blend of essential proteins, peptides, amino acids and Hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid, in particular, boosts the skin’s ability to retain moisture, deeply hydrating and nourishing the skin from the inside out. The Serum visibly reduces fine lines and increases collagen and elastin production, leaving skin replenished and radiant.
Another Winter loving mask that you can use once a week is Hydra Ger Mask. This mask works at a deep level, allowing the basal cells to preserve their moisture. The active ingredients in this nourishing mask actually encourage the binding of water molecules! Skin is left hydrated all winter long!
Keep hands soft and supple with Manno. Exposed as they are to the elements, hands need extra moisture to keep the skin from ageing prematurely and becoming dry or cracked.
GERnétic’s beautiful Body Milk is a nourishing and regenerating skincare product that leaves skin supple and hydrated. Its innovative formula also enhances collagen production to slow the signs of ageing. Plus, you know what they say, right? Summer bodies are made in Winter! Discover our anti-cellulite, slimming and firming body creams. Add these to your winter skincare routine to give skin the boost it needs to be ready for life back on the beach!
Winter is the perfect time to invest in some skincare treatments. A facial once a month combats dull Winter skin by sloughing off the dead skin, cleansing and hydrating it so that your everyday skincare routine can work its magic! Enjoy a GERnétic facial at a Salon near you today and discover all that GERnétic has to offer!
So, don’t let Winter get the better of you! Now is the time to lay the foundations for radiant and healthy skin that will last all year. Your skin can look and feel amazing with just a few well thought out tweaks and skincare products that really work!
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