With the summer well and truly behind us and the cooler autumn weather becoming a daily occurrence, it’s time to think about winter. Now, we love the cosy nights in front of the fire and the excuse to enjoy some tasty warming food – but what we don’t love is the effect the cold winter weather has on our skin.
Your winter beauty regime probably consists of desperately trying to stop your skin from getting relentlessly dry. From chapped lips to dry hands, the cold air can play havoc on your skin. Maybe it’s time to take a closer look at some treatments that can promote a healthier and happier you over the next season.
Let’s take a look at some of the best treatments to enjoy for winter.
Your body is your temple and if the bricks are starting to crumble away because of the cold weather, it’s time to embrace a few treatments to help combat the effects. The main issue with winter weather is the huge change in temperature. Sometimes you can go from a toasty office to a freezing cold train platform and the difference in the warm and cold air causes your skin to turn flaky and sometimes very painful.
Not just that, but we often want to crank up the heat of our showers to give us that extra warmth in the morning, but this will actually strip away the moisture that you work so hard to keep in.
A back or chest facial works to cleanse and tone your skin, whilst also exfoliating. With a mixture of steam treatment and a mask, it is perfect for dehydrated skin that has been sapped of its moisture. Or, you could opt for a Monoi de Tahiti moisture wrap, which uses monoi oil to offer incredible moisturisation for the whole body. Monoi oil is a healthy mix of Tahitian gardenia petals and coconut oil – natural and great for the skin.
For people who want to opt for something deliciously luxurious, how about a chocolate body wrap? No, you can’t eat it, but you can enjoy its moisturising effects. Not only will it keep the skin smooth and hydrated, it also helps to stimulate fat metabolism and evens skin tone.
You can wrap your body up in lots of layers, but your face is on the front line and it’s hard to keep it safe from freezing temperatures. Runny noses can give way to scabby nostrils, and icy breezes can often lead to chapped and bleeding lips.
Even if you have gallons of lip balm, your cheeks, chin and forehead (including your t-zone) are all likely to feel the freeze set in. Even your regular beauty and skincare products may not be quite up to scratch with you increased needs, so it’s probably time to let your beauty therapist use their professional knowledge to help you out.
A good quality facial will restore some of the skin’s natural moisture, whilst also cleansing and exfoliating the various impurities that you are faced with on a daily basis. Also, opting for back, neck and shoulder massage to accompany your facial will help relieve stress so you can embrace the winter season!
If you’re worried about trying out any new treatments, don’t be! Your beauty therapist will be highly knowledgeable about not just the condition of your skin, but also the various ingredients that can make it happier throughout the winter. Also, they will have beauty insurance, so you can have full peace of mind when you’re getting a treatment.
Other Useful Tips for Healthier Winter Skin
There are some steps you can take to help your skin deal with winter weather. Keeping yourself hydrated is very important so don’t scrimp on water and make sure you drink up! This will help your body overall, but it will also encourage your skin to retain its own natural moisture.
Your diet also influences your winter vibes. If you opt for meals that contain anti-oxidant ingredients and vitamins, you can help fight off illness and promote a healthy body inside and out. Fish, nuts, fruit and healthy fats will bring out your skin’s natural glow and moisture, giving you the glow you dream of.
As we mentioned earlier, your hot shower could be having a negative effect on your skin! Keeping showers and baths short and the water warm rather than very hot can help reduce the loss of moisture – and don’t forget to moisturise head to toe afterwards.
Dark mornings and evenings, freezing winds and most probably a barrage of rainstorms – winters in the UK can leave a lot to be desired, however beautiful they may also be. Take the stress out of winter skincare so you can enjoy the positives of the season – your beauty therapist can help!