7 Top tips for healthy Winter skin
Winter skincare . How can we stop our skin from becoming dry, tight and uncomfortable ? Here at Skinora we understand how this freezing season can be tough on the skin.
Temperatures are surely dropping but we will help your skin rise to the challenge!
Our Skinora doctors reveal the 7 top tips to follow in order to maintain healthy, glowy, gorgeous skin all throughout Winter . Here they are:
1 ) Keep it moisturised
It is very important to keep your skin moisturised ; as the cold weather sets in, your skin will get drier if it’s not kept hydrated on a regular basis. Those who suffer from dry and sensitive skin should take extra precautions as you don’t want to further irritate your skin or aggravate the dryness. If you are a dry or sensitive skin type opt for barrier stregthening moisturisers that lock in moisture.
Obagi Hydrate Luxe
This rich cream hydrates and replenishes the skin during its most regenerative phase to reveal a complexion that is more refreshed and radiant, even when eight hours of sleep is unachievable. Nourishing Shea Butter softens and moisturises the skin while Biomimetic Peptides, form a barrier at the surface to capture moisture and support cell repair.
Medik8 Advanced Night restore
This antioxidant night cream works while you sleep to strengthen and hydrate skin. With powerful anti oxidant ingredients such as dragon fruit extract, saskatoon berry, and restoring peptides to encourage cell repair throughout the night, this advanced night cream leaves your complexion smooth and rejuvenated.
2) Less is ALWAYS more
Product overload can lead to skin irritation, dryness and a compromised skin barrier. Try to keep your routine as minimal and specific to your needs as you can. If you’re not sure what products will work best for you this Winter, book a consultation with a Skinora expert for a relaxed chat and personalised skincare advice .
3) Bottoms up !
Winter skincare means hydration : good skin starts from the INSIDE so make sure you’re drinking enough water throughout the day to keep your skin glowing and plump. Swap the coffee and hot chocolate for green tea and see the difference !
Between the cold air outside and the central heating cranked up indoors, your skin cells dehydrate and die out much faster during this cold season. It is important to slough away those dull skin cells to allow new, healthy skin cells to come in . Those cells will absorb your moisturiser more much effectively, improving skin appearance and feel overall. If you are a dry or sensitive skin type opt for gentle exfoliating AHA’s that wont irritate your skin such as
Exuviance Bionic tonic exfoliating pads
These antioxidant rich pads feature MultiVitamins, PHAs and Marine Extracts to improve the skin’s tone, texture and radiance. Cucumber and Eucalyptus soothe and cool the complexion while Green Tea provides essential free radical protection. Skin is renewed with a healthy radiant glow.
ZO Exfoliating Polish
Ideal for non sensitive skin types. Named as one of the best exfoliating scrubs to smooth skin by Good housekeeping institute. This powerful exfoliater promotes a clearer and even tone with a smooth complexion. By exfoliating effectively, the magnesium crystals help to polish the skin and provide at-home microdermabrasion while removing dead skin on the face to prevent clogged pores.
A consultation is required before purchasing ZO products
5) Mind the alcohol !
As we’re approaching the various festivities this season brings, I’m sure a lot of us are looking forward to indulging in alcoholic beverages and just unwind. As tantalising as that may sound, keep in mind that research has shown that alcohol can increase inflammation in the skin and worsen existing skin conditions you may be already suffering from , such as Rosacea, eczema and psoriasis . Alcohol dries out the skin from the inside so ,if you really want to treat yourself to some alcohol, make sure you replenish your skin by increasing your water intake afterwards or inbetween drinks.
Once again we cannot forget about sunscreen: whether you’re enjoying the beach abroad or running for your train under the rain, SPF needs to remain an important addition to your skincare arsenal. Winter skincare needs SPF ! The sun rays may not be around as much during Winter but our experts warn that they are still significant enough to age our skin and cause damage . Opt for a sunscreen of at least SPF30 .
7) Consider professional advice
Last but not least , consider letting a professional in ; want a skin regimen that will effectively keep your skin shining through Winter ? Book a consultation with us . Our Skinora experts firmly believe in customised skincare , a regimen that will target YOUR skin concerns and deliver real results. Take the skin type quiz to discover your unique skin type and book your consultation;
How it works
Take our 3 minute quiz
Start with a skin quiz compiled by our doctors
This assesses many factors to allow us to customise your skincare for a £10 skin analysis fee
Receive your Customised Skin Programme
Our skin experts will determine the best products for YOU according to your profile
Choose your products
Pay only for the products you’d like to keep
Redeem the £10 against anything you purchase
Delivery to Your Door
We will customise your programme each time adjusting to changes in the seasons and lifestyle factors so your skincare is customised for you