Cold winds, rain and freezing temperatures are not good for the skin. While some people may make it through winter with just a healthy rosy glow, many more suffer from excessively dry, sore and cracked complexions.
Indoors, central heating makes the symptoms worse by further drying out the skin, causing flaking and in some cases even triggering eczema. Grove Beauty Clinic Ealing, West London, (http://www.grovebeautyclinic.co.uk) shares some secrets to boost winter skin and lessen the impact of heating and extreme temperatures this winter.
Protect Now and Reap the Benefits Later
The weather might be sub-zero but using sun protection is still essential. A sun screen with a high SPF should still be worn to help protect skin against harmful UV rays. Just because the sun cannot be seen it can, and does, still cause damage.
Moisturiser is essential during the winter months too. If a regular moisturiser is not working as it should do then it’s time to make a change to a different product. Many skin products are not as effective during the cold months so changing skin care routines to suit the season is the key. Avoid harsh exfoliating or abrasive products too as they can really aggravate skin that’s sensitive and suffering in cold, drying conditions.
Ask the Experts
The skin experts at Grove Beauty Clinic see many clients who don’t realise that the change in their skin and the problems they’re experiencing are as a result of the season. Dianne Peters, Grove founder, says, “We recommend a full skin analysis when the weather turns cold and the central heating is switched on, to check that products being used are still suitable. Very often they are not, which can aggravate any underlying problems, or just the harsh effects of winter, even more.”
Gentle facials and an overhaul of skin products can make a big difference to the health of winter skin. A consultation with a skincare expert, such as those at Grove, will ensure a bespoke plan of action to keep the adverse effects of winter at bay too.
For further information on keeping skin healthy during the winter months call Grove Beauty Clinic on 0208 579 2010 or call into 53 The Grove, Ealing, West London, W5 or visit http://www.grovebeautyclinic.co.uk