Fight the flake!

Fight the flake!

If dry, flaky skin, or an itchy, flaky scalp – tends to haunt you at this time of year, try these hardworking treatments to deal with the problem…

As soon as younger skin starts feeling tight or flaky, smooth on Dermalogica’s Clear Start Skin Soothing Hydrating Lotion for instant relief. A sheer and easy to apply lightweight moisturiser, it helps to soothe discomfort so you can say goodbye to dehydrated, breakout-irritated skin.

An ideal solution if you suffer with a flaky or sensitive scalp, L’Oreal Professionnel Source Essentielle Delicate Shampoo gently soothes a sensitive scalp whilst removing impurities and oils to leave hair feeling soft and supple. With calendula and chamomile flowers, it is formulated with 99% natural origin ingredients and is free from silicone, for a natural hair feel.

Great for dry, irritated skin, Dermalogica’s Calm Water Gel is a necessity if you experience dehydration along with skin sensitivity. A weightless water gel moisturiser, it transforms into a skin quenching fluid upon activation, forming a weightless barrier against environmental assault.

From Kerastase, Fusio Soothing Scrub is the ideal cleansing treatment to remove product build-up, with a gel texture specifically designed for sensitive scalps to combat dryness, dandruff and flakiness. By massaging the scrub into your scalp, microcirculation is activated, promoting skin renewal and unclogging pores for optimal scalp health. And the indulgent mix of jojoba and sweet orange peel softens and hydrates the scalp without damaging the cuticles or causing irritation.

If flakiness causes redness, try Medik8’s Calmwise Colour Correct, a treatment that targets multiple areas of concern for visible results. Mineral green pigments blend with the skin to instantly colour correct any redness for a more even-toned complexion, and this treatment provides immediate relief for all types of redness including rosacea, thread veins and redness caused by blemishes.

Cleansing, clarifying and relieving your scalp, Redken’s Scalp Relief Dandruff Control Shampoo leaves hair shiny, light and airy. Formulated with Redken’s breakthrough delivery system – the Interbond Scalp System – this shampoo carries key ingredients that break apart upon application and bind to the scalp and hair for targeted results. It fights and controls dandruff flaking, itching and irritation, purifying, moisturising and hydrating dry scalps while soothing and calming.

Enriched with neroli essential oil, botanical oils and mango seed butter, Decleor Neroli Bigarade Hydrating Cocoon Day Cream leaves your skin feeling nourished, soothed and plumped. A 98% natural-origin moisturiser, its buttery texture turns into a cocooning cream upon application, melting into the skin for a feeling of comfort and a silky finish. The skin is nourished, feeling soothed and comfortable. Tugging sensations are immediately reduced, and your intensely moisturised skin feels plumped, softer and suppler. It also creates an invisible film to protect dry to very dry skin, which tends to be irritated and prone to flakiness in extreme cold weather.

At this time of year, your lips can become very dry and susceptible to environmental changes. This can cause cracking, soreness and flakiness. Mutiny is Medik8’s debut Lip Balm. A squalane-based alternative to petrolatum-based products, the gel-like balm instantly melts into oil on the lips, providing instant and long-lasting hydration. Intensified with plant-sourced sea buckthorn oil, which infuses the top layers of the lip skin with omega oils, it visibly repairs and restores the natural barrier, supporting the natural healing process of chapped lips.

Once the flaky pout is under control, try Avant’s new Hyaluronic Acid Replenishing Lip Serum, designed to plump whilst intensively nourishing the lips. The hyaluronic acid hydrates, plumps and balances moisture levels, while lactic acid nourishes and lightens pigmentation.