Going from hot, humid summers to cold, dry winters can mean more than just a wardrobe change. Temperature fluctuations may also prompt a change to your skin. For some, winter brings dry skin and exacerbates conditions like eczema and psoriasis, while the humidity of summer can make skin look very oily. Building a skincare routine can be complex with all the options out there on the market. What are the absolute must-have products? Which ones can be skipped? What’s the difference between winter & summer skincare regimens? Below are our skincare tips and skincare product recommendations to seamlessly switch depending on the season.
What’s the difference between winter & summer skincare regimens?
It’s important to switch to a different moisturiser when the seasons change. Skin tends to hold more water in the summer due to increased humidity in the air, so a lighter cream/lotion may have been enough to quench dry patches. But come winter, when the temperature and humidity values outdoors drop, our skin’s moisture levels decline, and our skin might appear dull and lifeless. Heating systems, cold wind, and steam showers or baths rapidly dry the skin and compromise the skin’s protective border. Therefore, thicker moisturisers are more suitable for winter use. To up water content you need humectants (specifically urea and glycerin), which pull moisture from the atmosphere into the deeper layers of the skin to boost hydration.
What are the best products to include in your skincare regimen?
For those who are new to skincare, here are some of the top skincare products that you really need in your everyday routine.
First step of a good skincare routine in both summer and winter seasons is always cleansing. It is important to use a cleanser to remove any excessive oil or makeup every day. You might want to work out your skin type before choosing a cleanser. For example, people with acne-prone skin can opt for a gel cleanser with Salicylic Acid, while if your skin is on the drier side, you should look to use a gentle cleanser with no harsh chemicals. For deep cleansing, you can also use an exfoliator every week. It helps remove the build-up of dead skin, refines skin texture and keeps it radiant.
Just like your face, your hands need to be cleaned, too. Our Tough Scrub is an award-winning 3-in-1 hand cleanser. It contains walnut shell, a natural exfoliator that effectively removes dead skin cells, softens hard calluses and promotes healthier skin. Enriched with moisturising factors vitamin E, glycerin and sodium PCA, Tough Scrub washes off any dirt, grease or odour without drying out the skin, leaving your hands smooth and refreshed.
“The DU’IT Tough Scrub comes in a soft plastic tube with has a screw top lid which it sits on. The scrub itself gel like, semi-transparent white with brown coloured exfoliant beads. It is great that the beads are made from walnut shell as you can be sure that you are not washing small plastic beads into the drainage system. The scent is mild and hard to define and does not linger which is great for most of the males that I know who would not want the scent to linger. This hand wash works well to remove dead skin, grease, oil and scents from my hands and what is also great is that it is not too harsh or drying so you can use it regularly without being concerned about damage or needing to moisturise more frequently. I will buy this hand scrub again. Made in Australia” – Elunia, Beauty Heaven
Applying a moisturiser on a daily basis is essential to soft and healthy skin. Keeping the skin hydrated is also vital to the prevention of premature aging as it helps improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles caused by dry skin. People with oily skin often feel like skipping this step, but a lightweight moisturiser can balance the skin’s natural oil and water levels, which reduce the production of excessive oil. Therefore, using a good moisturiser is a step that should be followed by all skin types.
Your hands need hydration just as much as your face does, as they are exposed to dry air, chemicals and all sorts of environmental aggressors. Our Tough Hands intensive hand cream is Australia’s No.1 hand cream* with 10% UREA, a super skin conditioner that boosts the skin’s moisture level and seals cracked skin. It also contains dimethicone, which acts as a long-lasting protective film that prevents moisture loss and shields the skin from irritating elements. The thick and rich cream will be your winter hands’ saving grace if you need a hand cream that delivers instant soothing results. 100% Australian made and owned, our Tough Hands intensive hand cream keeps your hands in tip-top condition with visible effect within 1 day.
“ I always have a tube of this handy but where it most gets used is during winter. My hands go super dry and even get red and flaky. This is a really intense thick cream that works wonders to restore my dry winter skin. There’s a very mild fragrance and the cream is sort of an opaque white. A pea-size amount is enough to cover both hands. Highly recommended !!” – Margaret759, BeautyHeaven
Another winning-award hand cream that we recommended is Tough Hands for Her – a summer hand cream that really works. It is clinically proven to relieve dry skin, improve skin texture, and promote firmness with visible effects within 1 day. The lightweight and non-greasy formula delivers long-lasting hydration, repairs skin protective barriers while fighting against fine lines, wrinkles and pigmentations. 100% free from parabens, petrolatum, mineral oil, lanolin and propylene glycol, it’s suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin.
“Wow just wow! I recently chose this as part of my Rewards Room order. As someone who is completely obsessed with hand care I cannot speak highly enough of this amazing product! It has a very light pleasant scent and is rich and very moisturizing. A little goes a long way too. I followed the directions and started applying the hand cream morning and night. I can honestly say I noticed a difference in my skin texture within 1 days. My hands honestly feel soft and look younger. That’s a win win! I’ve discovered a product I can’t imagine being without.” – Marcie4, Beautyheaven
These are the two skincare essentials to include in your beauty regime. Every skin has different needs. By pampering your skin with these two simple steps, you can build a skincare ritual that suits your skin type. For more dry skin solutions, visit our e-shop.
*IRI data, Grocery & Pharmacy, 2019
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DU’IT Tough Scrub 150g
DU’IT Tough Scrub is a 3-in-1 moisturising hand scrub that works as hard as your hands. This hand scrub cleans, exfoliates and moisturises the skin and contains no harsh chemicals or irritants that dry out the skin.
It cleans stubborn dirt, removes odour, grease and grime, whilst leaving your hands silky smooth.
DU’IT Tough Hands 150g
DU’IT Tough Hands is a clinically proven, intensive strength hand cream for dry hands that works to seal cracks, replace lost oils, condition the skin and form a protective barrier to keep hands in top condition.
It’s Australia’s No.1 hand cream* (IRI data, Grocery & Pharmacy, 2021).
Repairs dry, rough, cracked, irritated and calloused hands, with visible effects in 1 day. It’s non-greasy, made in Australia and contains no nasties.
Tough Hands for Her 75g
DU’IT Tough Hands for Her hand cream and moisturiser is a clinically tested anti-aging dry skin hand cream for tired, overworked hands. Repairs, brightens and softens dry hands with visible effects in 1 day. It contains a powerful peptide complex that supports natural collagen and softens the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, panthenol for firming and improving skin elasticity and niacinamide for increased skin radiance.