Should I Change My Skincare Routine In Winter?

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Ultraceuticals skincare for dry, dehydrated skin.

The long, harsh months of Winter may seem like a never-ending battle. You’ve got icy winds, indoor heaters and hot showers paired with a very dramatic cold snap outside that can wreak havoc on the skin. By havoc we mean, increased skin dryness, dehydration, dullness and sensitivity. Great!

While we’re now (almost) halfway into the season, our trusty Ultra Skin Experts are here to remind you that it’s never too late to Winter-proof your skincare routine.


Here’s what to do - starting now.


Choose a hydrating cleanser.

It’s (always) important to cleanse with a formula that won’t strip moisture from your skin and leave you feeling dry, dull and lifeless. Change up your cleanser for a gentle, nourishing formula packed with ingredients to leave your skin feeling refreshed and well-hydrated.

Our Winter pick? Ultra Hydrating Milk Cleanser. It’s a rich, milky formula that thoroughly cleanses the skin and leaves it feeling soft and supple, thanks to a blend of Panthenol (Provitamin B5), Grape Seed Oil, and Vitamin E.

Pro tip: remember to consider your water temperature. Hot showers in Winter may be tempting, but they’re likely to leave your skin feeling dry and stripped of its natural oils. Pair your hydrating cleanser with a lukewarm temperature to ensure your skin is left refreshed and comforted.


Double up on hydration.

Infuse your skin with hydrating serums and moisturisers to ensure your skin remains bouncy and radiant all season long. Look for ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid, Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) and Panthenol (Provitamin B5) which help to soothe and condition dryness. You can find these in our iconic Ultra B² Hydrating Serum.

Layer your hydrating serum with a skin-barrier-loving moisturiser like Ultra Moisturiser Cream. This one is formulated with soothing Shea Butter and a blend of nourishing ingredients that provide immediate hydration.

In the evenings, opt for a night cream like Ultra DNA³ Complex Recovery Night Cream. This formula packs a powerful punch to nourish, hydrate and rejuvenate the appearance of the skin overnight.


Reach for a mask, weekly.

Face masks are great to add to your routine at any time of the year; even more importantly when the weather turns colder for added benefits.

If you’re looking for a complexion pick-me-up, Ultra Energising Mask is your new best friend. This mask helps to awaken and energise the skin’s appearance, thanks to a blend of Caffeine and Witch Hazel.

If you’re wanting to level up the hydration (even further), consider leaving a mask on overnight. Ultra Replenishing Mask is a must-have to rehydrate, soothe and comfort the skin. You can apply it to your face for approximately 10 minutes, or overnight - either way, your Winter skin will be glowing.


Don’t forget SPF.

No matter the weather outside, it’s always a good idea to apply a broad spectrum sunscreen to protect your skin from damaging UVA and UVB radiation.

Ultra UV Protective Daily Moisturiser SPF 50 Hydrating not only offers very high sun protection, it features a blend of moisturising ingredients such as Shea Butter and Sodium Hyaluronate that leaves the skin visibly dewy and hydrated. It’s a best-seller for a reason.

If you want to know more about how to Winter-proof your skincare routine, read our blog: Winter Skin Hacks To Have Up Your Sleeve.

*Always follow the directions for use. Sunscreens form only one part of sun protection. Apply frequently as directed for effective sun protection. Avoid prolonged sun exposure.