Nobody wants to think about Winter, but as the cold weather seems to have started in the South West, it’s time for us to start thinking about our Winter skincare routines.
The harsh weather change means that there are few products that may need to be added to your routine, or maybe it’s time to vary the products you’re using.
Exfoliate Away Your Dull Skin
Everything seems to be dulled down on those cold winter mornings, and when we look in the mirror, our skin is no different. It may surprise some of you that this isn’t just our tired eyes playing tricks; your skin does, in fact, appear dull in the winter.
Dry skin always looks less radiant, and the harsh winds and low temperatures will only aid this. This dryness can also lead to a build-up of dead skin on your face, which again can make your appearance dull.
The answer to this is to exfoliate your face once a week.
You can either use an exfoliator face wash or a peeling solution which will give you the feeling of a completely new face. This should be added to your skincare routine once a week to allow your skin to have a break and repair each time.
If you’re looking for a relaxing and replenishing way to combat this issue, you can book in for one of our Microdermabrasion Facial Treatment.
Use Serums that Pack a Punch
Serums are a thinner and a highly concentrated solution that can address specific issues you may have with your skin and are a great addition to any skincare routine.
We want to introduce lots of moisture into your skin during the colder months, and hyaluronic acid-based serums are the answer to all your dry skin prayers.
These serums will quite literally grab moisture out of the air to hydrate your skin and deliver deeper and longer-lasting hydration.
Protect your skin against the dry, winter air!
Go Rich with Your Moisturiser
The colder months are the time to swap out that lighter, summer moisturiser for a much thicker and richer moisturising cream.
It can feel like your skin can never have enough moisture in the winter, and dry patches appear on many of our faces. This is a key sign that we need a richer moisturiser in our routine.
These will help to protect your skin while giving it ongoing, lasting moisture. If you don’t like the feel of a heavy moisturiser during the day, switch this into your night routine so that your skin has the whole night to soak it up.
Keep Your Pout Perfect
One of the first things to suffer from the cold air is our lips. The skin is extremely thin on your lips, and unlike most other areas of your body, our lips have no oil glands.
Lips are so susceptible to drying out because they can’t replenish the moisture lost in the dry air with oil by itself. This is why we have to give our pout a helping hand to prevent flaky and dry lips – who would want to kiss that?
You can exfoliate your lips gently with a sugar scrub; this will help to remove all of the dead skin that is already on your lips. After this, you will want to add all of that moisture back by using a rich, moisturising lip balm.