Winter skin – it’s definitely a thing, right? The year’s coldest period might not have begun just yet, but we do not doubt that you’ve already encountered this distressing seasonal phenomenon in one form or another, whether the increasingly harsh weather has left you with irritating patches of dryness or has contributed to the unwelcome re-emergence of those three largely undesirable old friends: acne, eczema and psoriasis!
Is it all down to the weather?
Yet, let’s not get too caught up in laying the blame solely on the weather. Bracing conditions aside, it’s also not unheard of for winter skin concerns to develop as a result of things that are much more within our control.
Take central heating, for instance. Having this switched on permanently to beat the biting cold can strip our skin of its moisture in double-quick time, whilst the same can be said for spending longer than necessary inside a warm shower cubicle or bathtub. Add the extra snacking we’ve no doubt all indulged in whilst working from home to the mix and it’s not hard to see why winter skin has become more of a problem than ever before!
How we can help
Fear not! As skincare experts, it’s our job to come up with suitable solutions for skin that is up against it and this time of year is no exception. Whether you choose to book in with us for one of our invigorating facials or decide to take matters into your own hands by purchasing one of our amazing Dermalogica® products, you can be sure that we’ve got something to suit you.
Dermalogica® Barrier Repair: In the chillier months, overexposure to both freezing temperatures and artificial warmth can impair the function of the skin barrier, a natural line of defence that is also responsible for ensuring that our skin doesn’t lose too much water. When this is compromised, the door is left open for the appearance of several common skin conditions, something that many of us try our best to avoid!
Luckily, the skin barrier can be restored by using Dermalogica®’s Barrier Repair, a powerful moisturiser that strengthens skin that has become sensitised by being subjected to the more adverse effects of autumn and winter. When applied to the face twice a day, this nourishing product can reduce itchiness, discomfort and irritation – the perfect workaround for those winter blues!
Dermalogica® Super Rich Reveal Gift Set: Currently available as part of our festive stock, this fantastic gift set features two fabulous products that have been designed to give winter skin problems an early send-off!
Super Rich Repair (50ml) is a heavy-duty cream which specialises in bringing an end to skin that has become dry and dehydrated in the run-up to the festive season. Here, ingredients such as shea butter and evening primrose oil come together to enhance the skin’s moisture levels, whilst an array of peptides are used to boost its strength, texture and tone. Use this every morning and evening to repair seasonal imperfections and to enhance a complexion that has seen better days.
Super Rich Repair is backed up by the Rapid Reveal Peel (3 x 30ml), a professional-grade peel that can be used at home to diminish fine lines and wrinkles, even out skin tone, accelerate cell turnover and create a brighter, more radiant complexion. It’s the ideal product to use in preparation for that all-important Christmas party, even if this does end up taking place over Zoom! You can purchase this here.
Advanced Facials: Once the national lockdown has been lifted on 2nd December, there’s also a chance that our skincare experts will once again be able to perform several advanced, skin-saving facials from the comfort of our luxury salon. Of these, it’s the k:SPA Signature Facial 30 Mins and the Dermalogica® Pro Power Peel 60 that are sure to prove the most popular.
Over the years, our Signature Facial has become renowned for its careful blend of premium products and advanced technology, both of which combine to provide clients with an all-encompassing solution to every skincare goal imaginable.
Not to be outdone, the Dermalogica® Pro Power Peel 60 can be customised to target the concerns that are unique to you and draws on a range of deep cleansing, professional-grade formulations to smooth the appearance of acne, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation as well as issues with texture and tone.
With these two facials, winter skin doesn’t stand a chance!
Get in touch today
2020 certainly hasn’t been easy, so why not make its final month one to remember by getting in touch with us to purchase some products or book in for some long-awaited treatments? To find out more, visit our website or call 01489 880 497 today.