As the colder seasons arrive and the temperature starts to drop, our skin condition may change with the weather too. During this time, you may find your skin experiencing:
- Dryness and tightness
- Itchiness and redness
- Excessive oil production
- Slower absorption of skin care products
How should we take care of our skin during the transitional seasons?
1. Condition and balance your skin
Repairing your skin barrier is a crucial step to stabilising your skin condition when the weather is cold.
Our skin’s natural pH level is typically around pH 5.5. The natural secretion of sweat and sebum forms a thin, acidic protective film known as the acid mantle, which is typically between pH 4 and pH 5.5. The acid mantle helps to protect the skin from bacteria and other irritants.
When we cleanse our face to remove dirt and oil, we inevitably affect the acid mantle in the process.
In fact, using cleansers that are too harsh for our skin can damage the acid mantle, lowering our skin’s resistance to bacteria and irritants, thus causing skin damage.
Hence, it is important for us to choose gentle cleansers to prevent over-cleansing. Using a toner after cleansing can help the skin return to its normal pH level.
- Skin-loving botanical extracts
- Balancing lotion that strengthens the skin barrier
- Comforts your skin and provides long-lasting hydration
Toner T2 contains Horse Chestnut Seed, Matricaria Flower, Licorice Root extracts and other skin-loving botanical extracts that help to condition skin, balance the skin’s pH level and repair the acid mantle.
It is rich in hydrating ingredients and alcohol-free. You will also find that Toner T2 has a slightly thicker texture that prevents it from evaporating too quickly. This provides the skin with longer-lasting hydration.
After cleansing, pour about 2cm of Toner T2 onto your palm. Apply gently onto your face and neck with your fingers.
A quick tip from our DR’s Secret users: Pour Toner T2 directly on your face and spread it with your fingertips. This way, not a single drop of product will be wasted!
2. Soothe and prep your skin
Using a toner after cleansing can balance your skin and improve absorption of skin care products.
Toner T2 helps to deeply hydrate and prepare your skin for the upcoming steps. It is soothing to tired, fatigue skin and helps the skin to absorb the rest of your skin care products.
3. Hydrate and strengthen your skin barrier
Hydration is the foundation and most important aspect of every skin care routine. Most skin issues are related to a lack of hydration. When the weather fluctuates during the transitional seasons, a product that can strengthen your skin barrier may be your skin saviour.
If you’re looking for an intensive hydrating formula that can also strengthen your skin barrier, Aqua Boost Serum 10 fits the bill.
Aqua Boost Serum 10
- 12 types of Hyaluronic Acid
- Hydrating gel-like texture
- Provides well-rounded hydration
12 types of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) with varying molecular forms and weight in Aqua Boost Serum 10 penetrate into the different layers of our skin to provide well-rounded hydration. Ingredients like Centella Asiatica Ferment, Baikal Skullcap Root Ferment and Lactobacillus Ferment work together to help speed up the restoration of the skin barrier functions.
This serum is especially suitable for those who experience itchiness, redness, dryness or excessive sebum secretion during season transitions. After use, your skin should feel softer and hydrated with a dewy glow!
Hydrating increases our skin’s water levels. Moisturising seals the moisture in our skin, and helps our skin retain water to prevent water loss. Make sure to do both to balance and maintain your skin condition!
After you have “quenched” your thirsty skin, don’t forget to use Moisturizer 6 to seal the moisture in!
Those with combination or oily skin can consider using these moisturiser pairings for more lightweight solutions.
If you’ve made it till the end, this tidbit is for you. Toner T2 is not just a regular toner – it is a 3-in-1 multitasker: toner, hydrating lotion and treatment essence all in one! That means you get the benefits of three products in one bottle!
With all the benefits they provide, we are definitely making sure to include Toner T2 and Aqua Boost Serum 10 into our autumn/winter routine!