Winter is a time to slow down, get cosy, and make sure that we’re looking after ourselves! A big part of self-care at this time of year, is giving our skin some extra love. That’s why we have teamed up with ELEMIS to create the ultimate Nourishing Nights Collection, which includes our 100% cashmere socks and four winter skincare essentials!
With temperatures falling and sunlight scarce, our skin needs more care and attention to ensure that it stays nourished, smooth and soft throughout the darkest months. And, looking on the bright side, with some regular TLC, your skin will be ready for spring, the very moment it arrives.
Here are five winter skincare tips, thanks to our friends at ELEMIS...
1. Use an oil to cleanse
If you still haven’t tried an oil as a cleanser, ELEMIS Nourishing Omega-Rich Cleansing Oil is the perfect introduction. This extra nourishing cleansing oil soothes, softens and lifts impurities without stripping the skin, and contains a beautiful blend of Winter Rose oil, Chia seed oil and Pomegranate extract. Great as part of a double cleansing routine.
2. Tone to hydrate
Toning is something that a lot of people feel is surplus to requirements. However, toning removes final traces of grime and the residues of cleanser, as well as providing a boost of hydration before you apply your moisturiser. The old alcohol-based formulations of the past that would leave skin dry and tight are no more - ELEMIS’ toners are particularly gentle and help maintain the skin’s natural pH. Choose from soothing apricot, rehydrating ginseng, or balancing lavender.
3. An enriching experience
Using a richer day cream will help protect the complexion from the elements, and if you love ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, a natural progression in wintertime, is to start using ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Marine Cream Ultra-Rich. Containing the same powerful marine actives of Padina Pavonica and Dermachlorella, it is also enriched with moisturising cocoa butter, high in anti-oxidants, to hydrate intensely and fight off free-radical damage. Meanwhile, sunflower extract boosts key lipids within the skin, reinforcing the skin barrier, and locking in the moisturising and anti-ageing benefits.
4. Layering is the answer
Just as you layer your clothing to trap warmth for the body, layering products is a great way to lock in moisture for the skin. We recommend massaging the oil from ELEMIS Cellular Recovery Skin Bliss Capsules into the complexion before applying your regular moisturiser for deeper hydration. These conveniently-sized capsules contain anti-oxidant rich facial oil and are scented with rose for day and lavender for night, only adding to the deeply relaxing sensorial experience.
5. Don’t forget your body
As skin is hidden under clothing in winter, it can be easy to forget about your poor limbs. We like to create a bodycare ritual which starts with dry skin brushing using the ELEMIS Body Detox Skin Brush before stepping into the shower and massaging lime and ginger salt glow into the skin. It smells divine and sloughs away dead skin cells, leaving only softness, smoothness, and a tingling clean sensation. Seal in moisture while skin is still damp with a body oil like ELEMIS Japanese Camellia Body Oil Blend.
Visit Elemis.com for more ways to look after your skin this winter!