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Saving Face – Switching Up Skincare This Winter

When the cooler months arrive, the temperature changes can affect your skin no matter what the climate.
You don’t need a tonne of new products but a few tweaks in your routine will make the world of difference, so here are some of my skin saviors to acclimatize your skin this winter

Let’s acclimatize!

Transition your foam, gel cleanser, or face wash – Try something a little richer such as an oil/balm or cream.
When you are cleansing your skin, you’re treating it, so having a richer cleanser, nourishes the skin, protects the skin barrier, and can prevent tightness and flaking.
Invest in a humidifier – The winter, dry air, and indoor heating causes flare-ups of eczema, psoriasis, and/or cause dry cracked skin. Dry air can cause moisture to evaporate from the skin, adding moisture to the air with a humidifier can prevent these skin issues from occurring. LED Light Therapy (insert treatment link) is incredible for reducing eczema and psoriasis flare-ups.
Collagen Drinks – Support your skin from the inside out with Hydrocollagen this clinically proven
antioxidant-filled drink benefits nearly every tissue in the body as well as joints, muscles, organs and most importantly helps to lock in and retain the moisture in the skin.
Masking – Extra TLC is required in winter so giving your skin that extra boost of moisture and hydration is a must. Face masks have been around for thousands of years. Cleopatra was known to use Dead Sea mud!
However, we have much more advanced treatment masks on the market now (thankfully).
Most importantly, taking time out for yourself to put on your favorite face mask improves your mood, you
are more likely to do something relaxing alongside it such as taking a bath, watching a movie, or taking a
nap.

Layering : Let’s acclimatize!

Just as you would layer your clothes in colder months, layer your skincare and it will save you! Always think, thinnest to thickest substance first as a rule of thumb after cleansing. Layering locks in moisture and prevents trans epidermal water loss aka – no thirsty skin!

  1. Cleanse
  2. Tone
  3. Essence
  4. Antioxidant (AM)
  5. Serum
  6. Oil
  7. Moisturizer
  8. Lip balm
  9. SPF

Last but not least…

  1. The hands are often at the most exposure to becoming dry, cracked, or even chapped. Invest in
    hand cream or ensure once you have applied products to your face, work the remainder into your hands.
  2. The scalp can become extremely dry and flakey. I would highly recommend using glycolic acid to
    exfoliate your scalp, because of its low molecular weight it shifts dead, dry clogged skin and this is
    extremely beneficial for a flakey scalp of course scalp hydration is key, a mask or oil will be very beneficial.
    Hydrafacial Kervive treatment helps to not only exfoliate, nourish and hydrate the scalp but is amazing for thinning hair and promoting hair growth too.
  3. The body is often neglected, try a hydrating shower gel with low sulfates and rich body oil or
    moisturizer, or even both! I love a salt and oil scrub, great to use in the bath or shower, stand up in the bath and apply it to damp skin, the salts dissolve and you have a gorgeous aromatherapy bath. The oil leaves a film of moisture on the skin, if your skin is excessively dry, add a moisturiser on top.
  4. The lips, mistletoe is just around the corner and we want hydrated luscious lips! The key again is exfoliation, try using your scrub on the lips once a week, alternatively, use some lip balm and a toothbrush to slough those skin cells away.

For more information contact us, or book an appointment with our skincare specialists today.