Would you like to give your skin a boost this winter? Are you looking for ways to keep your skin looking healthy? With low temperatures, a shorter amount of daylight and overindulgence in food and alcohol, the winter months are particularly hard on our skin. In this blog, we look at some of the ways that you can keep on top of your skincare this winter for a better complexion.
Hydrate your skin
In the winter it is more important than ever to ensure you are following a regular skincare routine to keep your skin looking at its best. Coming in from the cold and damp into warm and dry air can have a big impact on your skin and leave it looking dry and unloved. To help combat this you should be exfoliated regularly to remove dead, dry skin using a gentle cleanser which will not dry out your skin.
Use a hydrating moisturiser that is formulated for your skin type as this will help boost the moisture levels in your skin. If you are spending a lot of time outside and have sensitive skin, then it is worth considering using SPF sunscreen to help protect your skin from harmful UV radiation.
Top up the vitamins
With the cold weather a lot of us spend more time inside in the winter months which means we’re missing out on some of the benefits of being outside such as vitamin d. Supplements are a great way to build a strong immune system and boosting your wellbeing to help keep those winter blues at bay.
Eat and drink healthily
During the cold dark months, we crave fatty, carbohydrate-heavy foods and tend to overindulge especially when it comes to the festive period. A healthy diet is one of the ways that you can look after yourself and your skin. Eating a balanced diet and drinking plenty of water is a great way to help improve the health of your skin.
Cut down on hot showers
Long hot showers or baths may seem like the perfect option to cleanse your skin after being out in the cold, but these will strip your skin’s natural moisture and leave your skin feeling drier. Replacing a long hot shower with a shorter, lower temperature shower should help to hydrate your skin, particularly when you moisturize immediately afterwards.
Protect your skin from the elements
Winter is a lot harsher on our skin compared with summer, so it is important to make sure you keep your skin protected. Gloves help protect your hands while a scarf can protect your neck and the lower part of your face from the worst of the weather. When opting for clothing try to pick soft natural fabrics such as cashmere and merino wool as these will help keep you warm while also minimising any irritation.
There is no doubt that 2020 was a difficult year with many ups and downs so now is the perfect time to treat yourself and give your skin a much-needed boost. For anyone looking to refresh their skin our micro-needling and chemical skin peels are popular options while those looking to rejuvenate their skin will love the innovative Profhilo® treatment. Thinking of treating a friend or a loved one? We’re now offering gift cards that can be redeemed against the treatment of their choice, contact us for more information.