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It’s not just your mood that cold winter days and nights can affect, keeping your skin happy as the temperature drops can be tricky. Chapped lips and dry complexions are common indicators that winter has officially arrived. To keep your skin healthy all year round, here’s our guide to winter skincare.

Lock in your natural moisture

The changing temperature outside and inside your home during winter can cause your skin to feel dry and uncomfortable. As you turn up the heating, it’s time to layer on your best moisturiser for winter. For those with dry skin, you may want to reach for something more substantial. Vichy’s Aqualia Thermal Rich Cream is designed to lock in moisture and reduce water loss from the skin, while giving it a heavy dose of hydration with a formula enriched with hyaluronic acid.

As oily skin can still become congested during the winter months, lighter, oil-free formulas are still the preferred solution for boosting hydration but controlling shine. Vichy’s lightweight Normaderm Phytosolution Double Correction Daily Care Moisturiser combines salicylic acid and hyaluronic acid in a formula to enhance your skin’s barrier function while controlling the appearance of excess oil.

Caring for dry lips in winter

Along with your eye area, your lips are the most delicate part of your face. That’s why they need a bit of extra help occasionally – especially during winter when the combination of cold weather and your office heating can really dry them out. As well as giving dry lips a regular buff with a soft toothbrush, investing in a nourishing balm can help your lips to retain their pre-winter appearance.

Vichy’s Naturalblend Lip Balm has a creamy, soft texture that glides onto your lips easily to help soften and hydrate them without being greasy or sticky, making it a great lip balm for winter. As well as protecting your lips from the cold and wind, it also enhances their natural colour.

Don’t forget your winter sunscreen

Just because the sun may not be as noticeable in the colder months doesn’t mean you can ditch wearing SPF in winter. Your skin needs protecting from UV damage all year round. While there are less UVB rays – the ones that can cause your skin to burn – UVA rays are still present and can penetrate into the dermis to cause longer-lasting damage and unwanted wrinkles.

As snow is highly reflective, if you’re hitting the slopes this winter you could be exposed to even more direct sunlight. Make sure to pack your winter sunscreen alongside your lift pass. For an antioxidant-enriched formula that has a high SPF50, broad spectrum protection but also helps to improve the appearance of fine lines, skin tone and texture, look to Vichy’s Capital Soleil Anti-Ageing 3-in-1 . Enriched with hyaluronic acid as well as high SPF50 protection, Vichy’s Capital Soleil Rehydrating Light Spray is also a great suncare option for the harsher, winter months, thanks to its extra protection from the drying effects of the sun.

Find your winter skincare routine at Mulcahy’s Pharmacy Millstreet or call us on 209-70792 for advice.


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