Our skin goes through a lot in winter – dealing with freezing temperatures, increased use of central heating and generally unpredictable weather. This can cause our skin to become dryer and duller and leave us longing for warmer weather! We outline some winter skincare tips so you can take good care of your skin and start feeling good in time for spring.
1) Consider professional skin treatments to rejuvenate skin
There are some fantastic at-home skincare products, but sometimes after the harsh winter months, it can be worth looking at professional skin treatments to help rejuvenate your skin and provide you with that much-need extra moisture.
The best treatments in winter are those that moisturise your skin from deep within. With that in mind, Profhilo can be a great option for addressing the dull skin that often occurs in winter, because it delivers an injection of hydrating hyaluronic acid directly into the skin to restore your natural glow. You might also consider something like meso microneedling – a revitalising skin procedure that triggers cell renewal and helps skin look fresher and younger.
2) Keep skin hydrated with regular facials
The more intensive hydrating of a facial can be a lifesaver in the winter months when your normal at-home skincare routine isn’t quite enough. One of our tips is to make sure you make the time for regular facials and prioritise looking after your skin when it is exposed to additional stressors such as cold weather, wind and central heating.
If you fancy trying something a bit different, there is the HydraFacial, a microdermabrasion treatment which uses revolutionary technology and multi-step deep cleansing to hydrate and nourish the skin.
3) Use a richer moisturiser
Many of us have a favourite moisturiser that we want to use all year round but, if you notice that your skin becomes dry in the winter months, it might be worth switching it out for a richer moisturiser.
There are professional skincare products that are specially designed to target dry skin, so it can be worth looking at these and perhaps opting for a new moisturiser in winter!
4) Use a gentle cleanser
Just as our skin can become prone to dryness in winter, it can also become more sensitive and reactive with the cold weather and other changes. Therefore, one of our other winter skincare tips is to use a gentle cleanser every day so that you are not treating your skin too harshly but still keeping it clean and removing impurities.
5) Try a chemical skin peel
If the winter months have left your skin a little worse for wear and you want to feel like yourself again, we recommend booking a chemical skin peel to remove dead skin and reduce dullness.
A skin peel is great for exfoliating the skin to reveal a clearer and brighter complexion. It is a quick and painless treatment that allows you to fully relax into the knowledge that you are looking after yourself, and emerge fresh and revitalized ready for spring.
6) Continue wearing SPF every day
With fewer daylight hours and less sunshine, it can be tempting to skip the SPF during winter. However, your skin is still vulnerable to UV rays, particularly on those sunny winter days! We still always suggest wearing SPF to protect your skin – this is very important for tackling signs of ageing but also keeping your skin safe.
7) Remember to look after the skin on your body and lips
Many of us take good care of the skin on our faces, but sometimes we forget about the skin on our bodies in winter, especially when we are wrapped up in lots of layers every day! Another winter skin care tip is to prioritise keeping the skin on your body moisturised regularly. If you feel like you need more intense hydration at the end of the season, you might also consider Profhilo Body, which rejuvenates the skin by injecting hyaluronic acid.
Your lips are also prone to dryness in the winter months so remember to keep your lips hydrated with an intensive balm! For more intense hydration, you could also book a Lip Perk from HydraFacial – this uses a replenishing serum to exfoliate and smooth the lips.
8) Stay hydrated
Finally, it is important to drink lots of water and this helps to keep your skin hydrated from the inside! Many of us forget to drink water when it’s cold outside as we don’t feel as hot or thirsty, so drinking enough water daily is a habit that you should stick to.
We hope these winter skincare tips have been useful! If you are looking to get professional advice, you can book a consultation with one of our aestheticians.