The skin is the largest organ of the human body and lasts us a lifetime which is why it is so important to look after the skin you’re in.
As we edge out of the cold Winter and look towards Spring, richer creams and serums will help lock in moisture and prep your skin for the milder months.
Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion
Aveeno is a popular un-scented moisturiser that is great if you like a milder cream.
The product is made up of pre-biotic colloidal oatmeal which provides soothing, non-greasy moisture to the skin and can be used on both the face and body.
The lotion is so mild that tattoo artist, Tabatha Carter even recommends it for moisturising new tattoos.
She said: “I have used Aveeno on my own tattoos and recommend it to my customers due to it being mild, natural and completely unscented – fragranced moisturisers are awful for healing as they can cause irritation.”
This moisturiser is perfect for those with sensitive skin or people who may get irritated by heavily scented products and can be purchased from most drugstores and even supermarkets for around £6.
VICHY Minéral 89
VICHY is another skincare product that is safe for all skin types, at all times of year due to its mild water-based nature.
The serum, containing only 11 ingredients, is recommended to be used twice daily for optimum results.
It has great reviews and is renowned for being recommended for daily use by dermatologists.
Doctor Zion Lamm, skincare specialist with over 330 thousand Instagram followers said that VICHY 89 Mineral 89 is one of her favourite products of all time.
For a light weight, daily-use serum to use through all of the seasons, maybe try adding VICHY Mineral to your skincare routine.
CeraVe Hydrating Foam Cleanser
A hydrating cleanser is a great way to lock in moisture that washing your skin can sometimes take away in the transition from Winter to Spring.
The CeraVe Hydrating Foam Cleanser is designed to keep your skin glowing and starts the hydration process before you add any moisturising creams.
The product is designed for normal to dry skin and is claimed to clean any debris left on the skin after a long day “such as dirt, grime and makeup without irritating the protective skin barrier.”
Lauren Duffy, 17, recommends the product to all of her friends and said: “It leaves my skin really smooth and actually works to clear up my skin when it gets bad.”
No7’s Restore and Renew Multi-Action Serum
This is a vegan serum suitable for sensitive skin and No7 pride themselves on this serum having “age-defying results” when used on the face and neck.
It is sold online at No7 both in-store and online at Boots from £28.95.
No7 also have a Restore and Renew night cream as part of the range for those we want an extra boost of moisture over night.
Reviews have described the serum to have a ‘pleasant, creamy texture’ and in a Good Housekeeping survey, 72 per cent of testers found that their face felt firmer and they saw a reduction in wrinkles and fine lines after use.
This skincare product will be for those looking for an ‘anti-ageing’ daily moisturiser, particularly for the winter months due to its creamy texture and slower absorption.
Eucerin Advanced Repair Lotion
Eucerin Advanced Repair is a fragrance, dye and paraben-free lotion best used for repairing very dry and cracked skin.
It can even be used to soothe and treat dermatitis and skin irritations with its Ceramide 3 ingredients.
The company also claim that the moisturiser provides 48-hour hydration.
This seems to be a lotion for when Winter has gotten the better of you and your skin has been dried out, in need of a major moisture boost rather than a light, daily moisturiser.
Sofia Joy, also known as Instagram ‘Skinfluencer’ @honest.skin, urges her followers to moisturise and said: “Winter skincare is crucial – I normally change up my skincare routine this time of year to protect my skin from the weather and if you don’t protect it, you can expect it to get dry, flaky and red.
“Along with Eucerin, I love Ceramide Skin Rescue by Scientia beauty for the colder months.
“It gives beautiful moisture, hydration and protection in the colder months.”
As the Winter chill begins to ease, take some time to care for your skin this February.
Whether you have normal, dry or combination skin, one of these products may be the addition to your regime that you are missing.