Posted on: 13th Nov, 2017
Winter is always a tough time for our skin. The harsh weather can lead to it becoming dry and cracked, so you need to take particular care of it if you want it to be as soft, smooth and radiant as ever. And at AP Skincare, we want that too! This week’s blog details just a couple of the best ways to look after your skin in the winter weather. They might take a little bit of time and effort, but trust us – the results are worth it!
One of the major symptoms of colder weather is that our skin often becomes drier. Biting winter wind has a lot to answer for here, as it evaporates the moisture more quickly from the surface of our skin, which in turn doesn’t produce as much oil as it normally does. Your very first resort to fighting these symptoms should be to moisturise every morning, especially if you’re going outside.
This next one might be a fairly obvious one, but it bears saying anyway – wrap up warm! Shielding your skin from those cold temperatures is one of the best ways to help it keep its moisture, preventing it from becoming dry and cracked. It’s best not to have the heating too high at home, too. Moving from very cold temperatures to hot ones can irritate your skin, and cause it to show visible signs of stress. Similarly try and hold off on the long hot showers. These can strip the skin of essential oils, again leading to irritation. The experts (that’s us!) say that lukewarm temperatures are OK, as long as it’s a relatively short shower; that means ten minutes or less.
Another key tip – stay hydrated! Drink lots of fluids, as water hydrates your skin from within, especially preventing cracking around your nose and mouth. The Neortein Booster Serum from our skincare product range can give your skin an extra bit of help here, too!
It’s a good idea to wash your face at least once a day, whether you think you need to or not. If you catch a cold or infection, dry skin can often be one of the main results, so keeping your face hydrated means that you stay one step ahead! Swap your face wipes for a hydrating cleanser, and use a specialised facial solution at night. This will lock in moisture, without leaving your skin feeling horrible and greasy in the morning. For that, we’d recommend Cream – No Sugar from our skincare product range, which is specially designed for this sort of thing!
At our treatment centre in Blackburn, our staff are undisputed experts in how to care for your skin, and we offer a number of core treatments to help you keep it looking at its best. You can click here to browse them, or look through our range of skincare products to give your skin that extra boost! If you’d like to book an appointment with us, feel free to pop into our skincare clinic, or give us a call on 01254 297 000.