Hydrate Winter Skin with 5 Hero Products
By Kim Poumos. Spa Manager, Nicola Quinn Day Spa
The change of seasons is hard enough on its own without having to worry about the change in our skin condition. None of us like the feeling of adjusting to the colder conditions, so just imagine how your skin is feeling!
The combination of cold weather, low humidity, and heating dries out the air, leaving your skin deprived of moisture and feeling a little lacklustre. This winter, we are all about hydrating winter skin to prevent it from feeling dry, flaky and rough.
We sat down with our Spa Manager Kim Poumos and spoke about her top 5 hydrating winter skin products that she just couldn’t live without.
The essential products to hydrate, restore and enhance your winter skin
1. O Cosmedics O-Biotics 3D Hyaluronic Serum.
I truly love this amazing serum! It has transformed my skin from feeling tight, flaking and dry to feeling smooth, plump, and hydrated. Hyaluronic Acid is a naturally occurring substance in the skin that maintains moisture levels. It works in cells by binding to water to help retain hydration to the skin. It has the amazing ability to hold onto one thousand times its weight in moisture. It is a fine, water-like serum that is applied after cleansing over the face, neck and can be used around the eye area. A must-have for dry skin during the winter months.
2. O Cosmedics Retinoic Oil
Another of my hero products! This along with Hyaluronic Serum are 2 products I can not be without! Retinoic oil is a direct acting Vitamin A, powered by next generation Retinol. In the past when I have tried using a retinol product I have always had quite a severe response with flaking and usually given up using the product. With the Retinoic Oil, there has been no flaking, no irritation just gorgeous, hydrated, glowing skin! This light-weight, fast penetrating oil is applied at night over the face and neck and can also be used around the eye area.
Since using both Hyaluronic Serum and Retinoic Oil over the last few months my skin looks amazing and I have had so many people tell me how great my skin looks.
3. G&M Neuro Regenerative Cream
This super luxurious and creamy, mega nourishing emulsion has been an absolute lifesaver for my super dry skin. Previous hydrators I have used have always left my skin feeling in need of more hydration as the day went on. With the Regenerative cream, my skin feels super hydrated from the moment I pop it on in the morning until the end of the day when I cleanse my face. Contains Inca Inchi Oil which has a 93% Essential Fatty Acid content and Kakadu Plum Oil which is incredibly nourishing, a great source of Vitamin C and Omegas 6 and 9, I can not be without this hydrator.
4. O Cosmedics Hydra Sleep Mask
I was so excited when O Cosmedics launched the Hydra Sleep mask, it has lived up to my expectations. A super creamy mask which offers superior hydration to support healthy skin, whilst you are sleeping! This mask contains a V8 peptide for ultimate anti-aging support. This gorgeous mask is applied at night over your serums. Wakeup to beautiful, soft, smooth, radiant skin. This mask is a must for dry, winter skin.
5. Essential Fatty Acids
Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s) nourish the skin, increase the absorption of vitamins and minerals and are required for the proper structure and function of every cell in the body. EFA’s help to alleviate dry, itchy and inflamed skin and help reduce moisture loss. They help form a healthy and happy acid mantle, your skin’s natural barrier, critical in keeping the skin hydrated, plumper and younger looking. They really are skincare power houses. I use KikiHealth Krill Oil. They are sustainably sourced and harvested in the Antarctic and isolated from environmental contaminants. You can take anywhere from 1-4 capsules a day, I personally take 3. We also stock Bestow Beauty Oil which contains Flaxseed for those that prefer a vegan option of EFA’s.
To get your skin ready to stay happy, healthy and hydrated for winter please pop into the spa or give us a call for more information we are always here to help with any questions you may have.