Protect your skin from the cold wind

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Monday 23rd November 2009

The winds have been raging all over the UK this weekend and prolonged exposure to this ice-cold element can leave the skin feeling chapped and raw.

Throw in a bit of central heating too and your skin won’t know whether it’s coming or going and will simply go into overdrive! You might find you end up with dry, flaky skin, or maybe you’ll have a acne breakout… either way it won’t be very pleasant, that’s for sure.

So what can you do to protect your skin from the harsh winter weather?

  • Firstly, you NEED to invest in a good quality moisturiser, a non-comedogenic one, which means it doesn’t block the pores. We’d recommend using products from the Dermalogica skin care range, so you can be sure that your skin will always be protected and in tip top condition.
  • Remove all traces of make-up before you go to bed, no matter how tired you are. By doing so, you can ensure that your pores are free of any bacteria.
  • Hydrate! Starting by drinking lots of water. Aiming for 6-8 glasses of water every day will help to ensure that your skin retains its ‘plumpness’ and doesn’t get too dry. The occasional cup of tea can also be very good for you as it has excellent anti-oxidant properties.
  • See whether there are any professional skin treatments that can help revive the skin. Chemical skin peels are perfect for the party season and microdermabrasion works by effectively removing the dead cells that sit on the surface of the skin. Both are greatanti-ageing treatments and a good acne treatment. The SkinGenesis SkinSpa menu offers convenient single-session treatments that work and is designed to refresh the skin.

Do you have any top tips for gorgeous winter skin? Post them below!

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One Response to “Protect your skin from the cold wind”

  1. Niche Topics Says:

    Great tips, thanks! Avoid mineral oil as it makes your skin even drier when absorbed.

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