Skincare specialist Dr V offers his 5 best tips to deal with winter skin
As the seasons change, many of us are unprepared on how to properly prepare our skin for the turn of the season. As winter approaches, it takes a little more effort to ensure our skin is kept in tip-top condition.
Multiple studies have shown that the change in climate severely affects the overall state of your skin health, leading to cracks and inflammation. Winter is possibly the worst season for skin health as it strips the natural moisture out of the skin and can lead to harsher skin conditions.
G&M Cosmetics' R&D Chemist Dr Visay Viengkhou believes that gentle and natural products are great for seasonal skin and has even designed his own skincare range, Dr V, to offer consumers a natural, easy and affordable range. Dr V Skincare range contains all natural ingredients and has a focus on keeping it safe for those with sensitive skin. With the use of Australia's most effective, 100% natural oils and botanical extracts, such as Lavender, Camomile, Avocado Oil and Moroccan Argan Oil, their range of creams, lotions and sulphate free body washes offers vegan friendly options and provides a natural, delicate solution for all skin types.
"G&M Cosmetics' pharmacy Dr. V range is suitable for eczema prone, sensitive skin and is a proud supporter of the Eczema Association of Australasia Inc." says Dr V.
Here are Dr V's five top tips to better your skin through winter:
"The thought of summer being over can lead people to believe that it's okay to take a step back from the sunscreen; however, this isn't the case. The winter sun can still cause damage to the face, especially if it's experiencing seasonal trauma. Sunscreen is also the main blockade for premature aging."
"A harsh winter season, calls for gentle skin care products. The Dr V range includes a wide variety of gentle products great for nourishing winter skin. The natural components of the products are suitable for all skin types to gain the benefits, and stop any irritation from occurring. This helps those suffering from eczema or sensitive skin to properly care for their skin in the cooler months."
"It is important to change up your skin routine in the winter, as you would your wardrobe in the colder months. It is best to steer clear of products containing alcohols which can dry out the skin further, and prevent its natural oils. A richer moisturiser also helps the skin prevent cracking and dryness. "
"Though hot showers and cranking the heater may be tempting in winter, it is best to relax on the heat exposure. To keep the skin in top condition, it is recommended to have a lukewarm shower and sulphate free body washes to avoid stripping away the body's natural oils. Heaters are especially drying, it's suggested to keep the room at room temperature, rather than overly hot to avoid drying out the skin."
"As winter is especially dry, it is important to retain the moisture in the air. An easy way to do this, it to incorporate a humidifier into the living and work space. It softly spreads moisture throughout the air, allowing for the skin to absorb the moisture and prevent excess drying. "
The Dr V range costs between RRP $12.99 - $19.99 and is available at selected pharmacies, online retailers, health stores and health practitioners.