With winter in full swing, my skin is suffering the effects of cold air and central heating. In a nutshell, it’s dehydrated and, without constant attention, could easily become chapped and inflamed – which can lead to broken skin and a long healing time. Best to fight the dryness and keep skin healthy and supple.
A good gel hydrator, used twice daily, can help skin retain moisture and keep it looking fresh and young. Simply apply to clean skin and then layer on your usual skincare. You will see an immediate result, especially under the eyes where dehydration can cause skin to look aged, lined and tired.
The Hero Project Hyasoft, £19.00, is a great hydrator. As with all hydrators, it contains a generous dose of hyaluronic acid, but with the added benefit of B5. Upon application, thirsty skin is plumped and soothed – ready for serum.
Indeed Lab’s Hydraluron Moisture Jelly, £24.99, is my personal favourite. Packed with glycerine and hyaluronic acid, it gets right to work refreshing and smoothing tired, dehydrated skin. I like this one best at night as it seems to last a good eight hours.
Drunk Elephant’s B-Hydra Hydration Gel, £44.00, can be a little hard to get hold of in the UK, but it’s worth it if you can find it. It has so many wonderful ingredients such as B5, pineapple ceramides, hyaluronic acid, barberry extract, and a triple hydrating complex. It’s seriously powerful stuff and works instantly to hydrate, brighten, and nourish parched skin.
I would like to mention that all of the hydrating gels I’ve talked about today are fragrance-free.