Three simple steps to glowing winter skin

Winter may be associated with dry, dull skin but some simple adjustments and a few select skin care products can ensure you have a year-round glow.

Combat Dryness

Avoid abrasive options, especially if you have sensitive skin. If you prefer physical exfoliants, we recommend you pick a finely milled variety, such as Trilogy’s Gentle Facial Exfoliant from Chemist Warehouse. For chemical exfoliants, look for a product containing glycolic acid.

You should also switch your moisturiser to a more heavy-duty product to help combat dry winter skin. We like Healthy Care Natural Lanolin & Vitamin E Cream from Chemist Warehouse, because it’s affordable, lightweight and hydrating.

If you prefer a facial oil, try Burts Bees Complete Nourishment Facial Oil from Chemist Warehouse, which contains essential fatty acids, vitamins, and antioxidants.

Overcome Oiliness

Oiliness tends to be associated with warmer weather, but it’s actually quite a common skin problem during winter. It’s typically caused by dehydrated skin.

Similar to over-washing your hair, when you strip your skin of its natural oils and fail to reintroduce moisture, the epidermis can go into overdrive trying to compensate by producing more oil than necessary.

In order to reverse this, moisturise your skin so it can “re-train” itself, bringing oil production back to normal levels.

Introducing jojoba oil into your regimen is one effective solution. Because its properties are similar to our own natural oils, jojoba can “trick” the skin into thinking it has already moisturised itself, which triggers the reduction of oil production.

We like Oil Garden Jojoba Oil from Chemist Warehouse, as it easily penetrates into the skin.

Mature Skin

Mature skin faces the same skin issues all-year round, but winter can be particularly unkind due to – you guessed it – dehydration. If you have wrinkles, you’ll want to introduce a multipurpose product that has hydrating and anti-ageing properties.

We like La Roche-Posay Redermic R Eye Cream from Chemist Warehouse, which contains pure retinol, an ingredient that helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, dark spots and pigmentation.

For additional hydration, follow up with a nourishing moisturiser such as Clarins Multi-Active Day Cream from Chemist Warehouse.

Fashion Forward

Skin was a focal point at the Mercedes-Benz Australia Fashion Week, with sheer foundation used on models to bring attention to their skin rather than mask it. Illuminating creams added a subtle glow, while cream blush introduced a touch of colour to lips and cheeks.

We like Revlon Insta Fix Blush Rose Gold Kiss from Chemist Warehouse.

Struggling with your beauty routine this winter? We’ve got the best winter beauty tips of the season all wrapped up for you here.