It’s that time of the year again. Pack away all of your summer clothes and break out the winter stuff. It is the season for thick jackets, comfort food and dry skin. Winter weather can be particularly harsh on your face.

Thanks to our proximity to Antarctica, Melbourne is blasted by cold, harsh winds all winter long. These cold winds can leach the moisture right out of your skin. This drying out is compounded by the constant change from leaving the cold only to be blasted by artificial heat inside. Your skin ends up getting windswept and cooked all at the same time. These harsh elements cause dryness in your skin.

Most people try to combat their dry skin with traditional moisturisers. Unfortunately, they only work on the surface. The cold winter weather damages your skin on a much deeper level. The loss of moisture in your skin leads to dehydration of your cells. This means that your skin cannot repair itself and that

What can be done?

To really help give your skin a boost this winter, you could consider a serum with 2 important ingredients.

Niacinamide – Vitamin B moisturises on a cellular level. It strengthens the skin barrier and immune function by increasing the natural emollients that protect and condition the skin. Niacinamide has been shown to boost natural fatty acids in the skin preventing the skin from losing water content. It is important to consider that the concentration of niacinamide (vitamin B) needs to be at least 10% for the serum to be effective.

Hyaluronic acid – Hyaluronic acid loves water. In fact, it can bind to 1000 times its weight in water within the cells of the skin. This binding to water results in increased smoothness, softness and skin hydration. Hyaluronic acid is the ideal winter moisturiser because it holds in hydration.

At facelove we love Regenerate Skin Care’s ‘Reinvigorate 10% Niacinamide Serum” for dry winter skin.

Winter in Melbourne can be hard enough without having to worry about your skin drying out. Protect yourself this winter with our vitamin B serum.