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BEAUTY

THE ULTIMATE DRY-SKIN SAVIOURS

When it comes to skincare concerns, dry skin is one of our biggest bugbears – especially now, with so much time spent indoors and so many changes to our normal routine. From chapped lips to parched limbs, it can feel like a never-ending feat trying to keep skin hydrated, with everything from the change in seasons to stress levels playing a part. The remedy? Whether it’s exfoliating your skin or adding hyaluronic acid to your daily routine, these are the golden rules to live by for healthy, hydrated skin from top to toe.

Exfoliation station

Creams and moisturisers will work so much better if you’ve exfoliated your skin first. Use a body one (like Sunday Rain's Exfoliating Cubes) a couple of times a week when you’re in the bath or shower to get rid of any dead skin cells. As for your face, look for cleansers with ingredients such as glycolic acid (AKA the ultimate exfoliant to unclog pores). Try this Alpha H Super Scrub, which also has jojoba beads and caffeine to exfoliate the skin for your very own at-home facial.

Eat. Sleep. Mask. Repeat.

When your skin’s extra dehydrated and needs a moisture boost, a face mask will work that much harder to leave your skin looking and feeling fresh. Look for ingredients like coconut oil and vitamins, your go-tos for hydration and nourishment, or try a high-tech option like this NIOD night mask, which does the job while you get some shut-eye – win. Use it a couple of times a week, and your face will get its glow back in no time.

Hydration heroes

Hyaluronic acid is the king of all ingredients when it comes to hydration – it can hold up to 1,000 times its own weight in water and attracts moisture to the surface of your skin. The easiest way to slot it into your skincare routine? Switch your serum for this Revolution Skincare Hydrating Serum, which has 2% hyaluronic acid to plump and condition your skin (apply onto cleansed skin for a glowing complexion in seconds).

See ya, dry skin

You might have your facial skincare routine down to a tee, but what about the rest of your body? Nourish parched limbs with a high-tech cream, like the CeraVe SA Smoothing Cream – it’s packed with skin-boosting ingredients like salicylic acid, an exfoliating powerhouse that unclogs pores to reveal your softest skin yet, as well as ceramides to lock in moisture.

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Pout perfect

Lips are one of the most delicate parts of the body and they need the right ingredients to stay hydrated and protected. Use a lip scrub first, to get them feeling fresh, before applying Caudalie’s ultimate lip conditioner, which protects against environmental damage and is loaded with antioxidants to repair your lips, too.

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