This time of year in Hong Kong where humidity drops dramatically from 80% in the summer to 55% and most people’s skin will feel really dry due to the lack of water in the atmosphere.
Change your moisturiser accordingly. Some people get confused between lack of oil, dry skin, and dehydration. Dehydrated skin can become very sensitive and vulnerable to premature ageing as a lot of fine lines can appear on the skin. So, even if you have oily skin, you still need to moisturise this time of year to prevent dehydration.
It is very important that you protect your skin with a cream or serum that contains plenty of antioxidants, such as vitamin C, E and Q10, to prevent sensitivity, pimples and ageing.
If you are looking for a moisturiser that is excellent for dehydrated skin, try SKEYNDOR Aquatherm as it contains mineral water from Salies de Bearn in France. Aquatherm has been scientifically proven to treat and prevent sensitivity caused by lack of water and impaired barrier function of the skin, which results in redness and chapped skin on cheeks and around the sides of the nose.
To prevent chapping you can also use a very small amount of an oil-based product over your moisturiser. Try a zinc oxide ointment, petroleum jelly or Elizabeth Arden’s Eight Hour Cream on the delicate areas around your lips and nose. Remember: these barrier creams do not add moisture to your skin and only stop you from losing moisture to the environment.
Apply your lipstick or lip balm more frequency to stop your lips drying out.
Winter is the perfect time to do a deep exfoliating facial or peel, as the UV light is not so strong. Deep clean your pores to remove uneven texture and pigmentation marks. Don’t forget to use plenty of moisturiser afterwards.
You can use between SPF10 to SPF15 in the winter, but use a higher SPF on the odd sunny day.