Preparing your skin for winter...
Cold, wind and central heating can leave your skin dehydrated and flaky. Rescue your skin from extreme winter dryness and read on for some TLC recommendations for your winter weary skin.
Switch to a heavier moisturiser. Not just for your face, but your entire body. Use creams which are typically more moisturising as they do a much better job at protecting against temperature and humidity extremes.
Don’t skip sunscreen. Regardless of the temperature or time of year the sun's UV rays can harm our skin and lead to premature ageing or skin cancer. To minimise damage, use a product with an SPF of at least 15.
Cleanse and exfoliate. Avoid harsh face washes and opt for a soft cream cleanser. Gently exfoliate the skin to help get rid of dry skin cells.
Take shorter showers as they can leave our skin crying out for moisture. Opt for shorter, more lukewarm baths and make sure to add oils, as they will leave your skin soft and supple. Pat your skin dry afterwards and remember - add a layer of moisturiser from head to toe!
Don’t forget your hands. Pay extra attention to them and remember to moisturise them each time you wash your hands.
Kissable lips. Break the lip-licking cycle as it actually causes dry, cracked lips. Keep a nice lip balm in your bag and apply it few times throughout the day.
Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. Remember to hydrate from the inside. Your skin needs extra moisture during cold, dry months. Herbal teas are also a great warming way to keep hydrated when it’s cold outside.
Boost winter skin health with nutrition. A good diet with plenty of healthy fruit and vegetables will ensure maximum benefit from antioxidants which help to strengthen the skin.
A trip to the spa can be the perfect answer to the winter blues and rejuvenate the skin while calming your mind. Come and visit the Wellbeing Spa - choose a relaxing massage with oils, hot stones or a comforting treatment with some calming music playing in the background…bliss!
Our Spa Team are always on hand for advice, so feel free to give them a call or pop in and have a chat.