5 Facts about Winter skincare


Unsure of what to do with you skin in the Winter? Here are what the professionals say …

Winter is harsh on everything, especially your skin, with the plummeting temperatures and icy winds causing tight, scaly dryness that can exacerbate ageing effects like wrinkles and lines, while exposure to dry air, heated buildings, and hot showers further strips moisture, prompting us to devise strategies to optimise moisture management.

Dr Des Fernandes, founder of Environ Skin Care says that with the change of seasons you may be experiencing dry skin, which can present as:

  • Barely visible pores
  • Rough texture with a dull complexion
  • A lack of elasticity which creates a feeling of tightness
  • Skin that is prone to sensitivity
  • More prominent lines

Maintaining beautiful, healthy looking and hydrated skin during winter is achievable with these essential tips:

Skin needs vitamin A

Your skin requires vitamin A all year-round, whether it’s winter or summer. Vitamin A is a vital nutrient that helps normalise and maintain healthy, resilient skin. Daily replenishment is essential to counteract skin deficiencies caused by UV exposure. Restoring optimal levels of vitamin, A brings your skin back to its healthiest, most beautiful state.

Dehydrated skin lacks moisture

Prioritise giving your skin what it needs with scientifically formulated products. Products rich in vitamins and antioxidants help lock in moisture and strengthen the skin’s barrier function. Additionally, staying hydrated by drinking enough water throughout the day helps maintain hydration levels in both your body and skin.

Dry skin lacks oil

Dry skin lacks oil in its outer layer. The skin needs a healthy balance of sebum to function optimally. Sebum acts as a natural barrier, retaining moisture and keeping the skin soft and smooth. When the skin doesn’t produce enough oil, it loses its ability to hold moisture, resulting in dry skin. Environ’s highly acclaimed Hydrating Oil Capsules deliver a concentrated burst of vitamin-enriched hydration to combat dry skin.

Tired-looking skin needs alpha hydroxy acids

Products formulated with Alpha hydroxy acids rejuvenate tired-looking skin and restore a radiant appearance, while their gentle exfoliating properties refine the skin’s texture.

Dry skin needs protection

Dry skin needs protection, and applying sunscreen even in winter helps shield your skin from the harmful effects of UV light and other environmental factors, while using Super Moisturiser provides barrier protection, supports the natural moisturising factor (NMF), and promotes naturally occurring lipids.


Creating a consistent twice-daily skincare routine will keep your skin nourished, hydrated and protected over the cold Winter months.