Are you feeling the winter chill? Your skin is too! Protect your natural body barrier from the usual winter nasties with our dry skin survival guide! By following these five simple steps, you will ensure you radiate your natural glow all year round.

Look for hydrating ingredients

Moisturisers with shea butter, hyaluronic acid, Irwinol (botanical butter) are some of our favourite ingredients as they can nourish and repair damaged skin caused by dehydration.

Avoid these ingredients!

Salicylic acid should be avoided as this can remove a lot of oil within the skin. If your skin is dry you want to keep the oil in to protect the skin.

Get professional skin treatments

Designed to deeply hydrate and nourish, Australian Skin Clinics new Hydra-Infusion skin treatment targets dull, dry and dehydrated skin and is the perfect treatment for all skin types. Our unique infusion of Hyaluronic acid, Vitamin B and fruit enzymes is the perfect treatment for dry winter skin, and will leave your skin plump, fresh and glowing.

It is also important to eliminate any dry or dead skin cells as they will soak up any moisturiser applied, meaning that no matter how much you apply, it won’t penetrate through the dry skin. While exfoliating is an option, microdermabrasion treatments are a fantastic solution and can make a significant difference to overcoming dry skin.

Use mineral makeup

Any type of makeup can clog your pores if it’s not made from the right ingredients. We advise you to look for makeup that is mineral based as it one of the best options for your pores, however, makeup choice does depend on personal preference.

Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise!

Moisturise – every day! You MUST moisturise your face, neck and décolletage to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and keep your skin smooth. If you do not keep your skin moisturised, you will increase its rate of ageing as it will lose elasticity and collagen. The appearance of the skin will also become dull and devitalised.