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Skincare essentials for healthy winter skin

__Baby, it’s getting cold outside. And as the temperature adjusts, so too should our skincare regimens. Think you can continue with your usual products and standard step-by-step? You’ll want to keep reading. Discover all your winter beauty essentials here >

Whether we’re after a touch of hydration to protect from icy winds, or a brightening formula to manage the dull, dark days — there’s a skincare sidekick that has your back (and face) this wintertime. Try working these updates into your AM and PM routine for healthy, happy skin. And not a flake in sight.

Brighten Up

Courtesy of skincare super ingredient, vitamin C, bright skin is achievable — yes, even in the depths of winter. Whether it’s a hydrating serum or luxurious cream, vitamin C is the antidote to a dull and uneven skin tone. Other brightening ingredients like niacinamide, glycolic acid and retinol will also work to fight hyperpigmentation, sun spots and remove dead skin — all giving you a clear, glowy complexion that’s perfect on its own, or under makeup.
Try: The Body Shop, Laser Clinics New Zealand, Life Pharmacy, Farmers.

Ultra Hydration

Winter chill and dehydrated skin is a toxic pairing many know all too well. Throughout the colder months, a sure-fire way of hydrating your epidermis and avoiding dry, flaky skin is to simply slather on rich moisturisers: daily to the body, and twice daily (minimum!) to the hands and face. Look for formulas with hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid and nourishing oils like rosehip, grapeseed and meadowfoam seed to keep your skin feeling soft and moisturised for longer. Don't forget the eyes!
Try: Laser Clinics New Zealand, Life Pharmacy, Farmers.

See the Light

From colourful lights to robotic looking masks, LED treatments are not only favoured by dermatologists, but are now commonplace for at-home skincare routines. With bacteria fighting properties, LED, or light emitting diodes, treatments can be used to help treat acne, decrease skin sensitivity, and increase collagen production depending on the type of light device used. A boujee beauty cabinet treat for optimal skin health.
Try: Life Pharmacy and Farmers.

Skin Slumber

Top your nightly skincare routine off with a rich and nourishing overnight mask that sinks into your skin and works its magic while you sleep. The beauty of a night mask is that it creates a barrier of moisture to protect your skin from the harsh chill of winter. By the time you roll over in the morning and hit snooze, your skin should be feeling plumper, fresher, and ready for the day.
Try: Laser Clinics New Zealand, Life Pharmacy, Farmers.

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