We’ll start by saying this: you don’t need the latest Instagram filter or a 12-step skincare routine to get your skin looking healthy and radiant year-round.
Skincare doesn't have to be complicated and very often less is more! We always say it's best to invest in a few products and treatments that really work for your skin than to have several different products on your bathroom shelf that don't really work. You shouldn't have to be buying a different skincare product every week.
In the colder months, the air is drier, which results in increased transepidermal water loss, which means that your skin is constantly losing water and moisture and requires a little bit of extra care. You may think that keeping your skin bright and beautiful throughout the changing seasons is a challenge, but with the following five tips, you can easily keep your skin healthy and nourished all year round.
Start with good cleansing habits
Use a gentle cleanser that is appropriate for your skin type and won't leave any residue, clog up your pores or strip your skin from its natural oils. There are many great options out there, but a firm favourite here at The Hampton Clinic is IMAGE Skincare’s Ormedic Cleanser, a well-formulated product that combines potent botanicals with clinically-proven ingredients to gently cleanse, balance and nourish all skin types.
Choose a potent serum
Serums with ingredients like vitamin C, retinol or niacinamide help to create a more even, clearer complexion and enhance your skin's radiance over the course of months.
Use sunscreen daily
Protecting your skin against UV damage is a year-round commitment. While UVB rays are lessened by clouds in winter, UVA rays are present in all four seasons. It's important to think about your skin health long-term and wear sunscreen daily to prevent cumulative sun exposure and the resulting fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation and even skin cancer.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Our skin is a protective barrier against the environment, but the harsh winter climate can compromise the skin function. Cold temperatures, low humidity and artificial heating can dehydrate our skin leaving it dry, tight and easily irritated. Monthly in-clinic treatments such as HydraFacial, Dermalux or Bespoke Facials will help to restore and maintain the skin's protective barrier, boost natural hydration to combat flakiness and calm redness and sensitivity caused by extreme temperature changes.
A healthy lifestyle
Skincare routines and treatments should be balanced with a healthy diet packed with hydrating and antioxidant-rich food, increased water intake and some good quality sleep to boost the body’s immune system.
To truly understand your skin and treat it the most appropriate way for long term health & radiance, book a skin consultation & analysis with one of our skin experts.