Make Vitamin E your winter skin care hero!
By Shail Fernandes
The advantages of vitamin-based products are very well-known, especially Vitamin E enriched skincare. Vitamin E is one of the most revered antioxidants as it is known to protect skin from free radicals—the environmental stressors that destroy collagen and weaken the skin’s elasticity. Vitamin E also protects the skin against UV damage and fights the signs of ageing. But what makes Vitamin E a winter skin care hero is the fact that it is also deeply hydrating. Vitamin E penetrates deep into the skin, repairs the skin’s barrier and prevents moisture from escaping the skin cells. So whether it’s just a nip in the air or a full-blown winter season for you, it is advisable to rely on the power of Vitamin E to repair, protect and hydrate your skin. Here’s how:
Vitamin E enriched body serum for all-day hydration
Cold temperatures often mean low humidity levels which can strip your skin of much-needed moisture. This leaves skin dry, flaky and itchy. The Dermafique Aqua Surge [Body Serum] is an intelligent way to combat winter harshness and maximise the benefits of Vitamin E. This award-winning body serum works towards inducing all-day hydration with its 10x Vitamin E benefits. Using Aqua Surge [Body Serum] as a day cream will help repair skin cell damage and replenish moisture.
“... at night your skin switches from ‘protect’ mode to ‘repair’ mode.”
A night serum with a 30x benefit of Vitamin E
While you may snuggle up in a bundle of blankets, your skin is still in need of protection with a potent night cream. This is because at night your skin switches from ‘protect’ mode to ‘repair’ mode. Besides this, the skin is also more receptive to skincare at night. To make the most of your skin’s natural renewal process, pick up the Dermafique Night Replenish [Body Serum]. This nighttime body serum gives skin 30x@ benefit of Vitamin E that helps undo the damage done during the day and helps repair skin through the night. Incorporating a night cream into your routine will ensure you wake up with hydrated, revitalised skin every morning.
Vitamin E enriched hand serum
It is important to remember that the skin on our hands spends as much time exposed to the environment as the skin on our face and body. To keep your hands protected, you need a hand cream like the Dermafique Oleo Restore [Hand Serum] that is intensely hydrating and enriched with 10x Vitamin E benefit. This hand cream heals dry skin and prevents collagen breakdown to reveal soft, younger-looking hands.
Pro tip: Keep a tube of Oleo Restore in your handbag to hydrate every time you wash your hands or for a quick pick-me-up while you’re on the go.
Derma Advice to keep in mind for winter skin care:
Swap hot showers for warm showers
This winter, opt for lukewarm showers instead of hot showers. Hot water can facilitate dry skin by stripping it of its natural oils. Another important step is to moisturise your skin immediately after a shower while your skin is still damp. You can use the Dermafique Intensive Restore [Body Serum] for this step to lock in the moisture and keep your skin hydrated.
Hydrate your skin post hair-removal
During the winters, the skin is more prone to developing ingrown hair post hair-removal. To prevent this, it is important to use a hydrating body serum a few days before as well as after the hair removal treatment. This will loosen dead skin and prevent hair from getting trapped beneath the skin.
“Skipping sun care in the winter is one of the biggest misconceptions that often results in the skin taking a beating.”
Use an alcohol-free toner
Alcohol-based toners have a drying effect on facial skin. That’s why during the winter you need an alcohol-free skin toner that cleanses pores, restores skin pH and also moisturises the skin. Our pick is the Dermafique All Important [Skin Toner] that not only balances your skin but also leaves it hydrated.
While the sun might play peek-a-boo, the rays are still penetrating through the clouds and reaching your skin. Skipping sun care in the winter is one of the biggest misconceptions that often results in the skin taking a beating. No matter how cold it gets, pack on your sun care formula before leaving the house to stay protected.
So there you have it! Vitamin E is a power-packed ingredient for winter skin care—it protects, hydrates and offers anti-ageing benefits. With Vitamin E enriched skincare and our trusty Derma Advice, there’s nothing that can stop your skin from beating the winter blues.