You may have noticed some changes to your skin this time of year and this is quite normal. There are many things that you will not have thought about like turning the central heating on causing your skin to become dryer and dehydrated, or going out into the cold and wind, exposing your skin to cold harsh weather conditions, it is no wonder your skin it going to need a little extra help this time of year. Its party season so we can also blame festive nights out for for putting our skin through its paces, with a little over indulgence, our skin can react in various ways, however increasingly stressful lifestyles can contribute further to dry dehydrated skin in people of all ages.
Everybody’s skin is different, genetically and the products we use, what we expose our skin to can sometimes have a big impact on how our skin looks and feels, breakouts can occur, but most commonly severe dehydration and dryness causing skin to become irritated itchy and inflamed, the worst areas can be cheeks and eyes as well as the whole of your body but the good news is you are not alone and there are things you can do to improve the appearance and feel of your skin.
1/ Exfoliation – Exfoliating your skin regularly and removed dull dead skin cells helps the products we use afterwards to penetrate the skin fully, My recommendation is Daily Microfoliant, the best exfoliaoer I have ever used, suitable for all skin types, you can use it twice a day, and even mix it in with your Dermalogica cleanser if your a bit short on time. It always gives great brightening results every time, use this for your face only. To be honest also a good soak in a bubble bath with some body exfoliator and a body net scrub, wont go a miss, you never know when you may be needing to get those legs out! and smother in a body lotion afterwards, how you look after your skin in the winter will effect how it looks come the spring. DO NOT IGNORE!
2/ Moisturiser – Your skin can change and you may need a heavier moisturiser in the winter, don’t just presume your skin is the same all year round, everyone is different, if you feel your skin is starting to dry out a little then I would say don’t panic! Change your routine slightly using a heavier cream at night.
3/ Face masks – It has been scientifically proven that topically applied vitamins do improve the health of skin, vitamin A helps to inhibit collagen breakdown while stimulating collagen production for more plump looking skin, vitamin B5 aids in healing while vitamin E is an antioxidant that provides a barrier protection while smoothing skin, again make time for yourself in that bubble bath and lay back and relax with a face mask on.
4/ Lip Balm – No matter whether your lips are chapped or not wear lip balm all the time to protect them from wind, rain and cold, this will help keep them in tip top condition for those party nights, there is nothing worse then trying to apply red lippy to dry, chapped lips! * Try Dermalogica Climate control
I could go on but to be honest these are my 4 most important “Must do’s for your skin” Stick to doing these and you will keep looking fabulous all over the festive period and through to the spring. Do get a facial if you have time, do drink lots of water and fruity teas or plenty of fresh orange, check out vitamins if you are feeling over tired and sluggish and take time to look at your skin and think how it feels, if you need to ask a question you can always email me to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop me a line on our Facebook page Flutterby Salon Southport
My recommended kit for you to try – Dermalogica dry Skin Kit £25
This Dermalogica Skin Kit contains a full regimen of what your skin needs most.
essential cleansing solution 50 ml
multi active toner 50 ml
intensive moisture balance 22ml
gentle cream exfoliant 10ml
intensive eye repair 4ml