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Winter Skincare

Winter Skincare

With the first day of winter fast approaching us, it is the perfect time to look at your skincare regime.

Winter Skincare Regime

With the first day of winter fast approaching us and the temperatures definitely dropping this is the perfect time to look at your skincare regime.

Every season has its strains when it comes to the skin but I think winter overall is the most problematic.

Minus temperatures and lack of daylight affect the skin's barrier function and can mean tight, dry and sensitive skin, rough knuckles and chapped lips.

It really is time to take that bit of extra care…. Up your skincare game and give it some TLC.

My top tips to keep your skin happy this winter would be…

1. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate

Of course, keeping the skin hydrated and protected is the most important thing when battling the elements. Going from the cold into centrally heated houses puts extreme stress on the skin.

Using a good quality hyaluronic acid serum twice a day is going to help the skin retain its moisture. HA holds up to 1,000 times its own weight in water and acts as a sponge so the skin is able to hold onto the moisture that is applied. If your HA levels are low the skin moisture will evaporate quickly.

Alumier’s Ultimate Boost Serum is a lightweight product that increases hydration and enhances the skin’s natural barrier with sodium hyaluronate and niacinamide. MATRIXYL® Synthe'6® strengthens skin, reduces sensitivity and slows the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Perfect to use as a booster under moisturiser

2. Protect your skin

Continuing to wear full-spectrum sun protection is vital. Although the UVB rays are much less during the winter the effects of the UVA rays are massive. As long as there is daylight there is UVA and your skin needs to be protected from this. I would recommend booking a consultation with one of our skincare experts to make sure your SPF is suitable for the winter.

3. Treat skin from within

As most of you who follow me know I believe in a full 360-degree approach to skincare and treating your skin from within is particularly important during the winter months to get all-round results. Drinking plenty of warm water and herbal tea will not only be comforting for you but will also keep your skin cells hydrated. Your body absorbs warm water twice as fast as it does cold water and warm water is also believed to have the following health benefits

  • Increase your metabolic rate to keep your cells healthy
  • Breaks down food molecules faster to aid better digestion
  • Helps to improve the central nervous system and reduce anxiety

Collagen shots are another great way to boost the skin during the winter however there is a lot to consider to ensure the efficacy of these.

I use the Protocol professional-strength collagen shots which contain 10,000mg per shot per day (this is the recommended amount clinically proven to be enough to absorb into the body) you can read the clinical trials on them here: Clinical studies - behind Proto-col’s collagen supplements

They are packed with collagen hydrolysate plus vitamins B,C and Zinc, Biotin and Copper.

They are clinically proven to reduce the signs of ageing, increase hydration, elastin and nail growth and reduce wrinkle volume and cellulite….. what more could you want???…. It is recommended you take an 8-week course to kick start your internal collagen journey.

4. Get a professional skin treatment

Winter skin tends to be the dullest we see all year with a build-up of dead skin cells and a decrease in vitamin D. Winter is the perfect time to nurture your skin with a professional peel or prescribed facial to suit your individual needs. Removing dead skin, incorporating manual lymphatic drainage and the benefits of a professional LED mask can give your skin cells the boost they need to glow all year round.

Remember you wouldn’t wear the same clothes in the summer as you would in the winter - your skin should be treated the same way.

If you need a seasonal skincare assessment to discuss any of the things I have mentioned please drop us a line.

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