How to Look After your skin as the seasons change
Do you need a revamp to your skin care routine to get you through autumn & winter?
As we get ready to switch our central heating back on and with a combination of freezing wind and low-humidity levels you are likely to experience dryness and flakiness. The cold weather is tough on your skin and the drier the air, the more moisture it sucks out of your skin. If you are suffering with dry tight skin and notice a winter rash or eczema it’s time to revamp your skin care routine. It is essential for this reason to maintain good hydration levels, both on the inside and outside of your body. Your current daily routine which should include a cleanser, exfoliator, moisturiser and SPF cream may not be suffice throughout the autumn & winter. To get the most out of your skin and keep it hydrated introducing serums into your daily routine can not only protect but also add valuable hydration to your skin. If you are suffering with dry, tight irritated skin ensure your serums contain some of these key ingredients:
Sodium Hyaluronate a form of hyaluronic acid, hydrates by drawing water into the outer layers from deep within the skin.
Aloe which contains amino acids, vitamins and minerals to help sooth and calm irritation caused by the cold weather.
Vitamin B5 acts as a humectant to lock in moisture and hydrate.
Gluconolactone which works to gently exfoliate dead skin cells and help with hydration.
Sea Whip has an active ingredient called gorgonian extract which has a powerful anti-irritant and soothing properties.
Growth factors help boost elastin and collagen production and provide protection against free radical damage.
Retinol A to help reduce the appearance of fine lines, strengthen skin and increase cell turnover.
Remember to maintain good internal hydration by drinking a minimum of 2 1/2 litres of water daily and continue to wear your SPF throughout the winter months.
If you are interested in hearing more about what you can do to improve your skin care routine come and join us for a free consultation.