Why Protect Your Skin in Cold Weather?
Freezing cold temperatures, a chill wind, and the low humidity during winter months can lead to dry skin. In much the same way warm and dry air within the home will rob your skin of moisture. Unless you take care, dry skin can lead to itching, redness itchiness and cracking. Eczema and acne may even appear as a result. Your skin is designed to protect you against illness, allergens and infections. That’s why you should look after your skin in cold weather.
Simple Skin Care Solutions
Some of the antidotes to dry and chapped skin are simply no-brainers. Establishing daily habits or just tweaking our winter routines can make a significant difference. Here are a few suggestions.
During the summer months, it’s easier to exercise. Longer daylight hours mean that we are happy to stride out in milder weather and soak up enriching vitamin D. However, during the winter months it’s even more important to exercise. Our bodies and our skin don’t cope well with sitting and stagnation. Exercise will make you feel better and will also help remove those toxins from your body. This, in turn, will give your skin the healthiest of glows!.
Hydrate Your Skin in Cold Weather
It’s natural that we drink more water in the summer. It’s warmer, so we feel more inclined to target our 8 glasses a day. indeed because it’s warmer we’re more active and naturally feel the need to rehydrate. A routine of gradually sipping water throughout the day will soon become a healthy habit. Many have reported that drinking more water has given their skin a more radiant look.
Consider Using a Humidifier
As you crank up the temperature in your home over the winter the moisture levels tumble. It, therefore, makes sense to replenish that lost moisture using a humidifier. A single unit running discreetly in the rooms that you use the most will keep your skin moist. Overnight, this will keep your sinuses clear and more able to fight infection.
Helpful Products and Treatments for Your Skin in Cold Weather
Where nature sometimes fails us, skin science can step in and lend a hand. The Face and Body Clinic recommends a range of products and treatments that can keep your skin looking great all year round. When your skin feels good, you do too.
Environ Winter Essentials
Around 50% of the Hyaluronic Acid within your body is held in your skin. Here it binds to water to help with the retention of moisture. However, exposure to UV via the sun’s rays, pollution and tobacco smoke can all deplete the amount of Hyaluronic Acid in your skin. The HA Intensive Hydrating Serum from Environ has a high level of Hyaluronic Acid which helps the skin to remain hydrated and leaves it looking healthy and glowing.
In addition, you may wish to consider Environ’s Vita-Antioxidant Hydrating Oil Capsules which deliver an intense burst of vitamin-packed hydration to the skin. It’s formulated to include Retinol and Antioxidants that boost the skin’s natural oils and leave it visibly renewed and refreshed.
Types of Winter Facial
Of the range of facials that are offered by The Face and Body Clinic we recommend two in particular that help to combat the effects of winter. The Hydra Boost Facial replenishes lost moisture. The Environ Ionzyme treatment penetrates deep into the deeper layers of skin to leave it plump and enriched. The Cool Peel Facial helps to purify the skin, removing dead skin cells and promoting cell renewal. This is highly recommended for those with rosacea, acne and congested skin.
Advanced Nutrition Programme
Finally, as part of your winter regime, we recommend the addition of vitamin A. Skin Omegas+, part of the Advanced Nutrition Programme is the ideal accompaniment to your skincare routine. It contains higher levels of EPA and GLA (sources of omega 3 & 6) and is made from Evening Primrose Oil. Vitamin A is vital for skin health and this products nourishes and hydrates your skin from the inside out.
Help and Advice
Are you struggling with dry skin or feeling the effects of the harsh weather? Then contact The Face and Body Clinic for help and advice on caring for your skin in cold weather.