It’s officially getting to that time of year again; Christmas is in sight, the fluffy socks and cosy knits are back out, the heating’s well and truly on and the festive drink menus are back at the local coffee shop.
As much as we love winter, wearing clothes big enough to hide any carb overloads and wrapping up under your blanket with a hot chocolate and Netflix, we can often forget how the cooler months can take its toll on our skin.
If you’ve noticed your skin is starting to feel a little dry and more sensitive, maybe even a little scaly, then the change in temperature is probably the main culprit. Here are a few things to remember to ensure you keep your skin radiant and hydrated throughout the season:
Your skincare regime is more important than ever
Having a consistent skincare regime is extremely important all year round, but particularly in winter when you’re exposed to such a combination of environmental factors that can wreak havoc on your skin. Cold air will strip your skin of its natural moisture and oils, so it’s important to restore this with a high quality moisturiser to keep your skin hydrated, smooth and supple.
Our signature skincare range has been specifically designed to maintain healthy skin on a daily basis and works to stimulate elastin and collagen through lightweight, oil-free hydrators and skin revitalising serums, which helps to rapidly speed up the skin repair and renewal process. If your skin is feeling a little dry, reach for our Recover Active Night Cream before you go to bed, packed with antioxidants, hyaluronic acid and retinyl palmitate (a gentle form of retinol), your skin will be noticeably firmer, nourished and hydrated within 24 hours.
Don’t forget your SPF
Sun damage can have a detrimental impact on our skin and speeds up the natural ageing process and decreases the stimulation of elastin, leading to sagging skin, wrinkles and dark spots. The sun emits harmful UV rays all year round, regardless if the snow is falling outside, wearing an SPF is an every day, for the rest of your commitment which will protect your skin from fine lines and premature ageing.
Come rain or shine, don’t forget an application of our Protect Daily Tinted Broad Spectrum Sun Protection each morning. This lightweight and water resistant SPF is complete with AHAs, Citric and Lactic acid to protect against environmental aggressors day after day, improving complexion and reducing dark spots and wrinkles.
Boost hydration with targeted treatments
Revitalise and replenish moisture levels in your skin with our skin transformation treatment, the WOW facial. The six step process uses advanced medical technology and products with innovative formulations to work on individual layers of the skin to kick start the skin’s metabolism as well as; exfoliate, detox, regenerate, hydrate and surcharge the skin with essential vitamins and peptides.
The facial has been proven to increase appearance and glow, improve skin tone, complexion and radiance, stimulate collagen to firm up the skin and maintain elasticity, stimulate cell turnover and provide balance between sebum and moisture. This 90 minute treatment can be customised and bespoke to suit any skin type and the results can see you through for up to six months, perfect for the winter season.
Top tip: Why not combine this treatment with a supply of Skinade, the anti-ageing collagen drink, packed with a formulation of active ingredients to boost your body’s natural production of collagen and hyaluronic acid to improve the way your skin looks and feels within 30 days.
Drink plenty of water
The cheapest skincare savior you will find, yet so often avoided. Water is essential to keeping our skin hydrated by replenishing skin tissue and elastin and subsequently helping to delay wrinkles and the offset of ageing. Water also flushes out toxins and waste in the body, leading to clearer skin and a higher metabolic rate. Skincare aside, water is also vital in the longevity of your treatments, so make sure to drink at least eight glasses a day.