On trend skincare ingredients to include in your change of season regime

The search for the perfect skincare regime often leads us to explore a plethora of ingredients promising radiant, healthy skin. This winter, as the chill sets in and our skin calls for extra care, the spotlight is on a handful of powerhouse elements that are not only trending but are also backed by science for their rejuvenating effects. “The key to surviving winter skin — redness, dryness, flakiness, irritation, itching, overall sensitivity — is to incorporate ingredients to help nourish, hydrate and protect the skin,” explains marketing manager for Vitaderm Ruan Winter. Among the most sought-after are Vitamin E, Vitamin A, Ceramides, Hyaluronic Acid, and Vitamin C — each offering unique benefits to combat the harsh effects of the season.

Vitamin E: The protective shield – Embraced for its potent antioxidant properties, Vitamin E emerges as a winter skincare hero. Its ability to neutralise free radical damage helps shield our skin from factors such as pollution, sun damage and certain foods we consume. Plus, it assists in protecting our skin from environmental aggressors like harsh winds and indoor heating which can strip away moisture and lead to dullness. It aids in strengthening the skin barrier, reducing water loss, and promoting a supple, nourished complexion—perfect for combating the dryness that often accompanies winter.

Vitamin A (Retinol): The age-defying elixir – For more youthful, glowing skin, Vitamin A, especially in the form of retinol, remains an unbeatable ally. Renowned for its cell turnover prowess, retinol helps to diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone. In winter, when our skin’s renewal process can slow down due to the colder, drier air, incorporating Vitamin A into our routines can revitalise and rejuvenate.

Ceramides: The moisture lockers – In the battle against winter dryness, ceramides come out on top as the ultimate moisture saviours. These lipid molecules are naturally found in the skin, forming a protective layer to prevent moisture loss. When temperatures drop, and our skin’s barrier weakens, ceramides step in to replenish and restore, leaving the skin soft, smooth, and hydrated.

Hyaluronic Acid: The hydration magnet – Hyaluronic Acid, or HA, has long been celebrated for its exceptional ability to attract and retain moisture. In the winter months, when dry indoor heat can leave our skin parched, HA becomes a coveted ingredient. By drawing in moisture from the environment and deeper layers of the skin, it plumps up fine lines and restores a healthy, dewy complexion.

Vitamin C: The brightening booster – The brightening powerhouse, Vitamin C not only helps to fend off environmental stressors but also works wonders in combating dullness and uneven skin tone. As the colder months can leave our complexion looking lacklustre, Vitamin C swoops in to restore radiance and luminosity.

For more information visit the Vitaderm website

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