As winter descends, so does the chill in the air, and unfortunately, our skin often bears the brunt of the frosty festivities. But fear not, let's discuss the science behind winter skin struggles, and discover some delightful ways to keep your complexion merry and bright!
The Cold, Hard Science.
Winter skin isn't just a case of frosty feels, it's a scientific saga! The cold air outside holds less moisture than warmer air, leading to a natural drop in humidity. Combine that with toasty indoor heating, and boom… your skin becomes the Sahara of the North!
When the air lacks moisture, it steals it from wherever it can, leaving your skin dry, tight, and thirsty for hydration.
Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate! Remembering to drink water is like giving your skin a cosy blanket to snuggle in. Hydration from the inside out is key to combating the winter skin blues. So, fill up that festive mug with some warm water or herbal tea and sip your way to a hydrated glow.
Humidify Your Habitat!
Indoor heating can turn your cosy abode into a moisture-sucking desert. Combat this by adding a touch of winter wonder to your space with a humidifier to keep your skin happy.
Lukewarm Love for Your Skin!
While a hot shower may seem tempting, it's a winter skin
no-no! Hot water can strip away your skin's natural oils, leaving it as dry as Gandhi’s flip flop! Opt for lukewarm showers and pamper your skin with gentle, hydrating, Alcohol free cleansers.
Products to the Rescue!
Swap your lightweight summer moisturizer for a richer, winter-friendly counterpart. Look for ingredients like hyaluronic acid and ceramides that lock in moisture and create a protective shield against the icy winds.
Serums with a Dash of Magic.
Hydrating serums with ingredients like glycerin and vitamin E can work wonders. They act like enchanting potions, providing an extra layer of hydration and leaving your skin feeling as soft as freshly fallen snow.
Lip Balm Bliss.
Don't forget those luscious lips! Winter winds can leave them feeling dry and cracked. Keep a trusty lip balm in your pocket like a secret winter weapon, ready to unleash the power of hydration whenever your lips need a pick-me-up. Lip balms that contain Aloe Vera are particularly effective at soothing those poor chapped lips.
Winter Inspired Treatments.
Treat your skin to a spa day with a HydraFacial. This magical treatment combines cleansing, exfoliation, and hydration, leaving your skin feeling fresh and invigorated and SO fresh!
Winter Wonderful Chemical Peels.
Peel away the winter blues with a gentle chemical peel. It's like giving your skin a cosy blanket of renewal, shedding the old to reveal the new, radiant you. Chemical peels don’t need to be scary to be effective. Mild and Medium strength peels are super effective and can be done regularly to maintain beautiful fresh glowing skin. These peels are painless and are the underdog of achieving a beautiful glowing complexion.
Embrace the magic of microneedling! Tiny needles create a symphony of renewal stimulating those fibroblasts helping your skin regenerate and produce more collagen as it heals. This treatment offers noticeable results after just one treatment. With consistent treatments the results will speak for themselves and give you clear youthful looking skin with fine lines reduced and blemishes banished. Suitable serums are selected to suit each client’s individual skin concern.
As always, if you would like to discuss any skin concerns or if you are embarking on your anti-ageing skin journey, I am happy to provide a FREE consultation on which treatments and products recommendations would be best suit you.
Consultations can be booked online at www.lashandbeautyessex.co.uk or call/text 07782256768.
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