The skincare saviours, needed for winter luminous skin…
As we are all settling in for our beautiful Cornish winter, full of windy coastal walks, stormy seas and candle lit evenings by the open fire, now is the time to start focusing on your skin health and wellbeing.
Although the winter season has so many positives, the short days, lack of sunlight, central heating and cold air can really take a toll on our skin. Fortunately, there is still time to perfect your skincare routine, ensuring your skin is kept hydrated and radiant through out our cold winter months.
Here, we have created a guide to help prevent, soothe, and combat dry and dehydrated skin.
1. Prepare Your Cosy Home
The drier the air, the drier the skin. To maximize the amount of water in the air, a humidifier can be extremely beneficial. A cool air humidifier increases the moisture level in the air, helping the skin’s barrier stay hydrated. In addition, it can be tempting to have your heating on high during our colder months, be sure the heat is kept on low or at a moderate temperature, particularly in rooms where you sleep, this is to avoid extra dryness in the air.
Did you know..research has shown that sleeping with a window open at night can improve ventilation and lower the amount of carbon monoxide in a person’s blood, which has been associated with sleep deprivation and wakefulness. A good night sleep is key to a healthy life, a lack of sleep can have a negative effect on the skin and body.
2. Stay Hydrated
It might be tempting to choose a hot drink over water when the air temperature is cooler. If you are one of these people, try a natural herbal tea over coffee or tea containing caffeine. Caffeine is a diuretic; large consumptions of caffeine has been shown to have a direct link to dehydration. Water is key for the body to stay hydrated, aim to drink 2-3 litres of water a day for optimum hydration and to help prevent your skin from feeling dry and irritated.
3. Avoid Harsh Cleansers
Avoid using any face washes with drying ingredients such as, fragrances or additives. A gentle cleanser like our SensiCalm Cleanser, delicately removes impurities and excess oil while calming the skin. Yucca root extract is a gentle natural cleanser. Niacinamide, ceramides, vitamin E and sunflower seed oil moisturise, leaving skin smooth, soft and intensely hydrated. Products like the SensiCalm cleanser won’t strip the skin of its natural oils, which are needed to protect overall moisture levels.
4. Light Exfoliation
Exfoliation is key to bright, radiant skin, but it is important to not over exfoliate, especially if your skin is irritated and sensitive. A light exfoliation will encourage your skin cell turnover, enabling your serums and moisturisers to penetrate deeper. Speak to one of us today to ensure you are using the correct exfoliator for your skin type.
5. Be Sure To Apply Your Antioxidant Serums.
No matter what season we are in, unfortunately our skin cells get attacked by free radicals. For those of you who don’t know, free radicals are unstable molecules that can cause damage to our cells, they can be found in our environment, the food we eat and the air we breathe, ultimately causing accelerated ageing, loss of collagen, pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles and inflammation. After cleansing, be sure to apply your antioxidant serum before applying your heavier products and sunscreen to help fight off these free radicals.
6. Switch to a Heavier Face Cream
If you are finding that your skin is feeling dehydrated, be sure to use a hydrating moisturiser morning and night. Your winter moisturiser might be a different one to your summer one, always check in with your skin specialist to choose which moisturiser is most suited to your skin type.
You are now ready for a Cornish Winter…
Whether you’re following some or all of these winter skincare tips during the colder months, you’re not short of solutions to preventing, soothing and addressing dry skin. With a range of products available to help cleanse, exfoliate and moisturise the skin, we’ve got you covered. If you have any questions or would like to get in touch.
Contact us today…