With the cold weather well and truly here, it’s time to really focus on looking after our skin 🧖🏻♀️
Here’s our Top Tips for looking after your Skin this Winter ❄️
🔹First things first, SPF every day - yes, even in Winter. In our recent podcast we chat about the importance of wearing a physical (mineral) SPF all year round to prevent skin cancer, improve rosacea, pigmentation and to reduce premature ageing.
🔹Moisturise! Your skin will become drier and often more sensitive with the onset of colder weather and central heating. Keep your skin moisturised - both face and body. Book in for our Tailored Skincare Consultation with Skin Lab Testing to assess your skin hydration levels and sebum production to direct a personalized moisturising regimen
🔹Avoid very hot showers and baths. A nice steamy shower after a long day in cold temperatures sounds like a good idea, but it comes at a cost. Taking too long of a shower can dry out our skin. Try to limit your shower time to five to seven minutes and keep the temperature below 99 degrees Fahrenheit. Anything higher can strip the skin of its essential moisture and deplete the natural protective barrier of your skin, which can lead to impairments in the skin’s moisture.
🔹Look after your hands. Hands are at a high risk for becoming dry, chapped and sore in winter, especially with handwashing and the use of hand sanitizer.
🔹Over the Christmas season, increased alcohol intake can produce a dry, dull complexion. Alcohol is a diuretic, dehydrating the entire body, including the skin. The most important step to reverse these changes is hydration, both by drinking fluids and by external hydration of the skin with intensive moisturisers. Creams and serums containing hyaluronic acid can rapidly replenish dry skin. Drinking water between alcoholic drinks can also help to rehydrate the skin. Avoid late night or hangover food with high salt content which will dehydrate the skin further and cause more puffiness of the skin.