Winter Hydration Line-Up

 
Winter Hydration Line-Up (Kris Gill)

Winter weather has been getting the best of my skin, so I’ve been pulling out all the stops for the deepest hydration. It’s a combination of my favorite oils, serums and drinking more water (surprise, surprise). While there is still no evidence that drinking water can directly help to hydrate your skin, it does help hydrate the rest of your organs, which in turn can only lend a helping hand to any issues that are lying on your outer skin.

First things first. As soon as I wake up, I pour myself a big glass of room temperature water and will often add 1/2 a lemon for extra vitamin C. When your body has been detoxifying itself all night, it’s crucial to replenish your body with water. Think of yourself as a plant that’s on the verge of drying out when you wake up. Giving yourself that drink of water will hydrate all your inner’s, give you energy and bring you life! Alternatively, I like to do the same thing right before bed. A big warm glass of water to help aid in removing toxins whilst I sleep, plus all in all boost hydration!

Winter Hydration Line-Up (Kris Gill)

Now on to skincare! Here’s the line-up:

cleanser

RE9 Advanced Smoothing Facial Cleaner. This lightly foaming cleaner is packed with plant derived nutrients that help soothe and hydrate the skin. It has mondo grass root and red clover extract which, helps to replenish skins moisture and deliver long-term hydration.

hydrosol

For a hydrosol, I like to use the Province Apothecary Invigorating + Balancing Toner with Rose & Geranium. I love to spritz this after the cleanse for an extra boost of minerals and prep my skin for serums.

serum

Boost hydration with the Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% B5. After using a vitamin c serum, I like to go in with a drop of hyaluronic acid right before the oils. It can attract up to 1,000 times its weight in water and deliver a multi-depth of hydration to your skin paired with the oils. 

oil

Ah, the old faithful Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil. This is my most loved oil for reducing redness and dry skin. Rose hip oil is rich in essential fatty acids and antioxidants, which are key for reducing inflammation and promoting cell-regeneration, aka getting rid of that pesky dead skin lingering around!

Winter Hydration Line-Up (Kris Gill)

lip balm

The final addition to my winter hydration line-up is a silky smooth balm. And the Province Apothecary Repairing + Conditioning balm is my go-to for daily hydration and protecting against winter chapping and cracking lips. I love how soothing and cool it feels on my lips feel when I put it on. The perfect step to finish hydrating your skin this winter!