Winter Body Skin: TLC And Smart Products for Smooth Curves
25 May 2022
Ah, Winter; it’s the time when maybe you’re more focused on skincare for your face and not your body. When was the last time you even shaved your legs? And used an excellent exfoliator? Don’t worry; you can own up! It’s time to own up to that Winter body skin. Since it’s knitwear, boots and scarves on repeat, why bother to get your body looking fantastic, right? But neglect has an impact, especially if you’re prone to dry skin buildup. And it’s the areas we don’t see or that are hard to reach that suffer. The good news is you don’t have to get tough on the skin with rough scrubs. Intelligent, active ingredients in skin-loving products can make all the difference. Here’s what to reach for.
Glycolic Acid: A Hard-Working Active for Winter Body Skin
Widely used in skincare and known as an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) and a humectant, glycolic acid is a hard worker. It can help smooth rough skin, work as an anti-ager and tackle hyperpigmentation and dryness. In other words, your body will love it! It takes all those dead cells sitting on your skin and buffs them away. And the great news is that you can easily find this active ingredient in a moisturiser. Use it in Winter if your face is feeling drier and looking dull. And remember to take it down to your neck and décolletage. If your skin isn’t sensitive, try NeoStrata Glycolic Acid Renewal Smoothing Lotion 10 AHA with its powerful antioxidant benefits.
Retinol: An Awesome Anti-Ager
This known anti-ageing is another to hone in on for your neck area. Often we stop at the jawline skipping the neck altogether, and then wonder why it’s not looking as smooth as our face. As you strengthen and boost your skin’s collagen with retinol, do the same for your neck. Yes, sure, it may be hidden under a polo neck, but it still needs lots of love. Products like SkinCeuticals Tripeptide-R Neck Repair mean helping to lift and firm sagging skin. As you increase your skin’s cell turnover (and stimulate collagen), remember to still add a protective SPF from your forehead down to your décolletage when your skin is exposed. While retinol is impressive, it can make you more sun-sensitive. Yes, even in Winter!
Ceramides: Smooth Curves for Dry Winter Body Skin
Dry skin making areas of your body itchy and uncomfortable? Don’t forget to moisturise! For very thirsty patches – the places that often get overlooked – slather on a body hydrator with ceramides.
Lamelle’s Serra Soothing Body Lotion will help your skin feel soft and smooth again, and it’s dosed with ceramide-p to help restore the skin barrier. This naturally fatty active (found organically in skin cells) is essential in keeping moisture in where it’s needed most. So, it makes sense that when your body feels drier, you need a top-up. Add to those ingredients like Urea and Essential Fatty Acids, and that skin itch and roughness will be a thing of the past.
PHA: The Treatment Ingredient Your Skin May Need Now
When thickened skin on your elbows, knees and heels crops up, it’s time to invest in Poly Hydroxy Acid (PHA). Formulated into a cream with AHA, it gets to work on exfoliating extremely dry, rough and condensed areas. In other words, it’s an excellent targeted body treatment. Find high concentrations in NeoStrata’s Problem Dry Skin 20 PHA/AHA and introduce it to your skin slowly over time.
Some body work goes a long way to saving your skin come summer. Its health and happiness mean having the right product to hand is critical. And once you have that sorted, it’s smooth curves ahead.
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