How To Care For Dry Skin This Winter

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Ultra Hydrating Skin Mist

Flakiness, visible fine lines, rough skin texture, no oily spots? Sounds like you may have dry skin.

Dry skin occurs when there are low levels of oil or sebum production and can be a result of ageing, hormonal changes, environmental stressors or potentially, a compromised skin barrier. The skin may appear dull and scaly or often feel itchy or rough.

Sound familiar? Lucky for you, there are ingredients to help transform your skin to a smoother, well-hydrated and more radiant complexion. Here’s what to look for:

Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid)

One of the most power-packed ingredients that will be sure to give your dry skin a much-needed drink. Applied topically, Sodium Hyaluronate attracts moisture from the deeper layers of the skin to infuse the top layers with moisture and provide longer-lasting hydration (impressive). The end result? Much softer, plumper and glossy skin.

Alpha-Hydroxy Acids (AHAs)

Your key to washing away dead skin cells to minimise uneven, coarse texture, dry patches and flakiness. AHAs - particularly Lactic and Mandelic Acid, (exfoliant and multi-tasker) gently and thoroughly exfoliates the topmost layer of the skin. Regular exfoliation can help increase cell turnover, which will leave you with hydrated, supple skin with a noticeably healthy glow.

Something to keep in mind: You can definitely overuse your AHAs. We suggest incorporating this ingredient into your morning routine, starting 3x per week (on every alternate day) to keep your skin well-hydrated and support a healthy skin barrier, gradually moving to daily use.


The fatty acids in your skin that play an essential role in keeping it healthy, nourished and supple. For those with dry skin, it’s often because you may be experiencing a loss in Ceramides in the skin - hence, the tightness, flakiness and so forth. Using products enriched with Ceramides will help lock in vital hydration, prevent water loss and maintain a healthy skin barrier; and with a healthy barrier, comes improved resilience, smoother texture and a visibly brighter complexion.

Unsure how to incorporate these products into your routine?

Book an online skin consultation or visit your local Ultra clinic for personalised skin advice.