Maintaining well-hydrated skin is a year-round essential, and it becomes even more critical during the winter months.
Cold temperatures, low humidity, and indoor heating, all leave your skin parched and vulnerable to various issues. Understanding the science behind maintaining proper skin hydration can empower you to make informed choices and keep your skin healthy and radiant.
First and foremost, adequate hydration is the key to healthy, radiant skin. Hydrated skin appears plump, smooth, and youthful, while dehydrated skin can appear dull, rough, and prone to premature ageing. By replenishing moisture levels, you can help to improve the overall texture and appearance of your skin, allowing it to maintain a vibrant and glowing complexion.
What to include in your routine
Begin your winter skincare routine with a gentle cleanser that preserves the skin’s natural lipids. Creamy or milky formulas with nourishing properties can cleanse while providing hydration.
Our Cleansing Milk with DMS is a nourishing milk cleanser that gently removes impurities while maintaining the skin’s natural lipid barrier for optimal hydration and a healthy complexion. Formulated with dermaviduals’ unique Derma Membrane Structure, the cleanser is most suitable for lipid-dry or sensitive skin types as it supports the repair of barrier disorders.
Second to that, the Total Cleansing Cream is a powerful yet gentle face and body cleanser with the correct pH (6.7) for cleansing. It effectively removes dirt, makeup, and impurities, leaving the skin feeling refreshed, balanced, and deeply cleansed.
After cleansing, incorporating a hydrating lotion or treatment tonic into your routine primes the skin for deeper hydration.
The Suusmoon Lotion N is a lightweight and hydrating lotion that replenishes the skin’s moisture levels, improves elasticity, and helps to restore a healthy and radiant complexion. The lotion itself feels like water, looks like milk and sinks into skin without leaving oily film. Enriched with omega 3 + 6 that are vital for essential fatty acid deficient skin, Lotion N will help to lock in hydration and support correct barrier function.
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in our bodies, renowned for its incredible ability to attract and retain moisture. During the winter months, when the air becomes drier, our skin often struggles to hold onto hydration. This is where hyaluronic acid swoops in to save the day.
Hyaluronan NAG Liposomes contains N-acetyl glucosamine (NAG) to help stimulate the internal formation of hyaluronic acid and supports the elasticity of the connective tissue. Hyaluronan NAG Liposomes also contain physiological lipids that work to replenish the permeability barrier of the skin to normalise trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL).
Moisturising helps replenish and maintain the skin’s hydration levels, supports the skin’s natural barrier function, prevents moisture loss, and promotes a smooth, nourished, and healthy appearance.
Our Base Cream High Classic is a moisturiser for normal, dehydrated, lipid-dry and sensitive skin. Formulated with dermaviduals’ unique Derma Membrane Structure, the Base Cream High Classic is made up of high-quality skin-caring substances that utilise biomimetic ingredients to mimic the skin’s natural barrier, providing optimal hydration, protection, and support for your skin.
The Oleogel Plus is a fast-absorbing skincare solution for intensely dehydrated and reactive skin, especially during colder months. With high-quality plant-based oils and a water-free formulation, it quickly penetrates the skin, providing excellent protection against environmental damage and bacteria. It is particularly suitable for water-intolerant, reactive skin conditions like dermatitis.
When in doubt, you can always sheet mask!
The epi nouvelle+ naturelle masks are designed to deliver a concentrated dose of hydration and nourishment, making them a perfect remedy for dry, dehydrated skin. Using only two ingredients, a skin-friendly biomaterial cellulose and water. It is a natural hydro polymer made utilising a modern biotech process.
Hydrating from the inside out
Don’t forget that hydration is not solely an external process. It also involves nourishing your body from within. Proper hydration by drinking water helps to flush out toxins, promotes overall skin health, and aids in the delivery of essential nutrients to your skin cells. By hydrating from the inside out, you contribute to a healthier and more vibrant complexion.
When it comes to promoting hydration and skin health, incorporating certain foods into your diet can work wonders. Here are some nutrient-rich foods that can help nourish your skin and support optimal hydration:
- Water-rich fruits and vegetables such as watermelon, cucumbers, lettuce, and celery provide essential vitamins and minerals that contribute to healthy skin.
- Berries such as blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries are packed with antioxidants.
- Avocados are rich healthy fats and help to maintain the skin’s moisture levels.
- Fatty Fish such as salmon is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids.
- Nuts and seeds like almonds and walnuts, provide a dose of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E, and antioxidants.
- Coconut water is rich in electrolytes and minerals that replenish lost fluids and promote hydration from within.
- Tomatoes are rich in vitamins A and C, which promote collagen production and improve skin hydration.
We strongly suggest consulting with your skin treatment therapist to find the best dermaviduals products suited to you. Search our clinic finder to locate a Corneotherapist near you!