The winter brings harsh cold weather that irritates the delicate skin on our face. The dry air can suck moisture from the skin and we are more like to experience dry, tight and flaky skin during the colder months of the year.
Just as you change your clothes with the changing of the seasons, you should do the same with your skincare to winter proof your skin.
Swap your moisturiser
What worked on your skin during the warmer summer months may not necessarily cut it when the cold, dry air sets in. Swap your usual moisturiser for something heavier that will keep the moisture in your skin. We recommend Obagi Hydrate which is excellent at helping to retain moisture and keeping the skin soft and hydrated.
Put a little zest in your skincare routine
Use Vitamin C to get back that summer glow. Obagi C Rx cleansing gel includes vitamin C to defend against free radicals that damage skin and cause signs of ageing. It promotes a more even tone to dull winter skin and brightens the complexion. At £35 it may seem expensive but only a small amount is needed, meaning it should see you through to the spring.
Start your day by applying a Vitamin C Serum. The daily dose of anti-oxidants will help your skin weather the aggression of autumn and winter. We recommend Obagi Vitamin C serum.
Don’t pack away the SPF
Just because the sun sets earlier, doesn’t mean you can forget about sun protection factor (SPF). Even in the winter our skin is exposed to harmful rays. UV rays are always present and can penetrate clouds and even glass. These rays damage the deeper layer of the skin, resulting in premature ageing and increase the risk of skin cancer so always wear a good quality SPF50. Try Heliocare SPF50 which is tinted and can be used in place of a foundation.
People tend to think that skin peels are scary – when in fact they are one of the best kept secrets to healthy looking, bright and glowing skin.
Our skin naturally replaces itself every 40 days but this process slows down as we age. A mild skin peel will accelerate the turnover of skin cells, causing them to slough away whilst leaving fresh ones on the surface.
The result is brighter, soft and evenly toned skin throughout the winter time. We recommend a lactic acid peel which addresses dry skin. Priced at £70 skin peels are really worth incorporating into a winter skincare routine.
Summary of recommenced products and procedures :
- Obagi Hydrate moisturiser
- Obagi C RX cleansing gel
- Obagi Vitamin C Serum
- Heliocare tinted SPF
- Lactic acid skin peel
Contact us for more information or call 01483 477 189 or 020 3757 7178 to make an appointment for a winter skincare consultation.