Revive winter skin with The Harley Clinic skin expert’s favourite at-home products.
Our skin is our body’s largest organ and it takes a beating when the winter chill arrives. Over-exposure to heating, blustery winds, frosty nights and arctic temperatures mean the sun-kissed glow of summer becomes nothing but a distant memory.
The cooler months call for specialised products to help combat winter blues and keep your summer glow going all year long.
Here, The Harley Clinic’s dermal expert Mignonne Malan shares the products she needs to get through the coldest months of the year.
Now, more than ever, it’s important to regularly exfoliate your skin. Heating systems are drying, resulting in flaky, dehydrated skin. If not properly removed, it can clog pores resulting in sad-looking complexion.
My top pick is Cosmedix Pure Enzymes. This exfoliating mask is gentle but still boosts the complexion. The result? A brighter, more radiant appearance.
In winter, I steer away from deep cleansers that strip the skin of natural oils. Instead I switch to a mild cleanser that gently removes impurities from the skin without damaging its surface.
One of my favourites is Dr Aspect Mild Clean, containing Canadian willowherb extract. It’s soothing on my skin, but manages to remove make-up. This one also helps hydrate the skin during the cleansing process – a double win when my skin is looking a little tired.
If my skin gets sallow during winter, I give it a much-needed boost with Cosmedix Elite Pepoxide. Rich in antioxidants, it not only helps protect my skin from free radicals, but also gives my complexion a boost of energy, so its looks spring fresh even before the warm weather arrives. This one also helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while retaining the natural moisture in skin.
There’s nothing more relaxing than soaking in the tub with a face mask on, especially when it is cold outside. When my skin needs a boost, I always turn to Cosmedix Glow Mask. This bamboo brightening mask helps remove dead skin cells, balances uneven skin tone and roughness, and leaves me with smoother, brighter, more luminous skin. It’s my secret to achieving a year-round glow.
During winter, moisturiser is my best friend. I use Dr Aspect Resveratrol Moisturising Cream year-round because it’s hydrating and nourishing, plus it offers antioxidants for protection of the skin, which is vital when combating winter chill.
The Harley Clinic’s team of Dermal Specialists are available for complimentary skin consultations to help you understand your skin needs and select the right products for you. A range of products, which are suitable for all skin types, are available in all clinics.