Winter hydration hacks for moisturised, glowing skin.

As the winter chill sets in, our skin often bears the brunt of harsh weather conditions, leaving it dry, flaky, and dull. Hydration becomes paramount during these months to maintain a healthy complexion. “Properly hydrated skin not only looks radiant but also serves as a protective barrier against environmental aggressors,” explains Clere skincare brand manager, Su-Marie Annandale.

Here are the top hydration hacks to keep your skin glowing all winter long.

Drink up – First and foremost, hydrate from within by drinking plenty of water throughout the day. While it may be tempting to reach for hot chocolate or coffee, these beverages can dehydrate your skin further. Opt for herbal teas or infused water for a refreshing and hydrating alternative.

Moisturise strategically – Upgrade your skincare routine with richer moisturisers containing ingredients like tissue oil and glycerine. Apply them immediately after cleansing to lock in moisture and create a protective barrier against moisture loss. Clere’s Repairing range of crèmes and lotions are enriched with nourishing Tissue Oil and moisturising Glycerine to reduce the appearance of stretch marks*. The range is available in three indulgent fragrances, including Vanilla Honey Cream which is further enriched with Argan Oil.

Humidify your space – Combat the dry indoor air by using a humidifier in your home or office. Humidifiers add moisture to the air, preventing your skin from drying out and helping you breathe easier during the winter months.

Exfoliate gently – Regular exfoliation is essential for removing dead skin cells and allowing moisturisers to penetrate deeply. However, be mindful of using gentle exfoliants to avoid stripping your skin of essential oils, especially in winter when it’s already prone to dryness.

Hydrate lips and hands – Don’t forget to pamper your lips and hands, which are often the first areas to show signs of dryness. Keep a lip balm and moisturiser handy and reapply throughout the day to keep these areas soft and hydrated.

Choose hydrating ingredients – When selecting skincare products, opt for those formulated with hydrating ingredients such as glycerine. These ingredients help replenish lost moisture and strengthen the skin’s natural barrier.

Hydrate from the inside out – Incorporate hydrating foods into your diet, such as water-rich fruits and vegetables, to support overall skin health. Foods like cucumber, citrus, and spinach are not only delicious but also help keep your skin hydrated and glowing from the inside out.

*8 out of 10 users saw an improvement in their stretch marks and it helped even their skin tone in 12 weeks.

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