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Help your skin survive the last weeks of winter

Help your skin survive the last weeks of winter

It’s been a mild winter for most South Africans and as the weather starts to slowly warm and we move into a new season, it’s essential to maintain an effective skin-care routine while also practising good lifestyle habits.

“Looking after your skin isn’t just about applying moisturiser, it’s about using the right products and treating your skin according to the season,” says Bevan Heath, Sales and Marketing Manager at Trinity Pharma. “While our Sebamed Anti-Dry range is specially formulated to hydrate skin, this is just the first step in a good routine.”

Along with daily moisturising, Sebamed suggests these steps to help you protect your skin and keep it hydrated, supple and radiant.

  1. TEMPERATURE

Avoid the temptation to have a very hot bath or shower when it’s cold outside, rather opt for a lukewarm temperature, as the heat strips away your skin’s natural oil.

  1. EXFOLIATE

It’s important to exfoliate regularly to get rid of dead skin cells but avoid harsh scrubbing. Be gentle with your skin when you exfoliate your face, hands and lips.

  1. MOISTURISE

It’s important to moisturise your skin right after a bath or shower, and before your skin is completely dry. Pay special attention to heels, knees, elbows and hands.

  1. HUMIDIFIER

Heaters and under floor heater systems remove the moisture from the air – and your skin. To prevent your skin from drying out, install a humidifier which puts back the moisture into the air.

  1. WATER

It’s challenging to drink water in the cooler months, but to help hydrate your skin from the inside, you should increase your daily water intake.

  1. SLEEP

Your skin needs time to repair itself and replace old and damaged cells, and it does this at night. This is why it’s essential that you get enough quality sleep, in order to have a glowing, hydrated complexion.

  1. PROTECTION

Never leave home without sunblock! Even if the temperature is mild, winter sun can still cause damage to your skin. If there’s a cold snap, protect your skin by wearing a scarf.

“The Sebamed Anti-Dry range includes a Night Intensive Cream, which rejuvenates skin while you’re sleeping, a Hydrating Body Lotion, formulated to increase your skin’s moisture, and a Derma-Soft Wash Emulsion, that cleanses and soothes irritated skin. In the cooler, drier weather, Sebamed products help your skin by restoring its natural pH5.5 balance, which helps forms the vital barrier that protects you from germs,” says Heath.

 

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