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Living in the UK over the winter can really take its toll on your skin. You may have noticed that since the temperatures have dropped, your skin has become drier, flaky and maybe even cracked.
At Kensington Mums, we’ve been investigating ways of combatting the winter skin effect using Bioderma, one of our absolute favourite skincare brands.
5 tips for your skincare winter routine
Make sure you keep your skin moisturised
Moisturising your skin is essential for keeping it hydrated throughout the colder months. As soon as you leave the shower or bath in the morning make sure you apply a layer of moisturiser as it will lock in your skin’s natural moisture. Bioderma’s Sensibio Rich Soothing Nourishing Cream is wonderful for keeping your skin feeling nourished and moist. Used daily it increases the tolerance threshold whilst instantly soothing and nourishing for long-lasting protection and the relief of tightness in the skin.
Use kinder products
As the weather is already being harsh to your skin, it’s important that the product you’re using is milder and more gentle. Bioderma’s Sensibio H2O Make-up Removing Micelle Solution is a soothing non-rinse cleanser & make-up remover that removes even waterproof makeup. The Sensibio H2O was the very first micellar water to be developed and guarantees excellent tolerance, providing an immediate feeling of freshness.
Don’t stop using SPF even though the sun is absent
People often assume that with lower temperatures, there is less of a need to protect your skin from UV rays. Whilst that is the case when it comes to UVB rays (which cause burning), UVA rays penetrate the skin further and can cause lasting damage. We use Bioderma’s Photoderm Max Tinted Aquafluid , which has a texture as light as water making it easy to apply and ideal for everyday use. The anti-shine protection and dry touch finish make this ideal for all skin types to protect against the harmful effects of UV rays.
Combat the party season with gentle products around your eyes
An excess of festive events can wreak havoc on the skin around your eyes. Not only can the party season make your eyes more puffy owing to tiredness, but an increase in makeup application and removal can cause damage to the skin. Bioderma’s Sensibio Eye Contour Gel offers daily protective, decongesting, soothing and hydrating care for the eye contour area, to reduce puffiness and erase fine lines.
Exfoliate less, masque more
When your skin is dry it’s not a good idea to exfoliate as your skin barrier will be compromised because of the weather conditions. A good idea, however, is to find a highly moisturising masque which, when used regularly, will feed your skin and retain the water it needs to be balanced. Bioderma’s Hydrabio Moisturising Masque is perfect for when your skin is feeling dehydrated, tight and uncomfortable and therefore losing its radiance.
Bioderma is inspired by the skin itself and its product ranges, each targeted to different skin concerns, preserves the health and beauty of your skin in a lasting way. The Atoderm range is formulated for dry and atopic skincare, providing lasting moisture and relief from discomfort. The Sensibio range is designed for sensitive skin types, with products that are gentle and effective on the skin. The Sebium range targets acne and oily skin to regulate sebum production. The Hydrabio range is formulated for sensitive and dehydrated skin to retain water. The ACDerm range is created for babies and children with gentle formulas to nourish delicate skin. The Node shampoo was Bioderma’s first ever product, created to cleanse and protect the scalp.
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