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Winter Skin Health

When we talk about winter, the first things that come to mind are the holidays and snow everywhere. But people who are particular with their skin health know that winter can be a total nightmare for your skin. The low humidity and chilly weather might make you feel like it’s a wonderful season but your skin is taking all the brunt of this change. Don’t worry though, we have some advice that will ensure your skin stays healthy and radiant this winter.

Regular Exercise and a Good Balanced Healthy Diet

It’s not just your body that should fight the cold and keep fit during winter but you must also look after your diet which is imperative for wonderful winter skin health. Taking regular exercise will create better skin health in winter as will a better diet. Whereas exercise will boost your circulation, proper nutrients within your diet will help keep your skin full of the necessary ingredients which are vital for maintaining optimum skin health during this time of year. Cabbage, butternut squash, potatoes, brussel sprouts, onions, beetroots, carrots, turnips and parsnips. You may say they are not too adventurous but they work wonderfully for helping your skin look great when combined with a proper diet and regular exercise.

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Treat Yourselves to Regular Oil Massages

You may not have thought that a regular oil massage would be something to consider during winter. However, you will thank yourself after you see the results. Spending 15 minutes after you wake up applying warm oil all over your body is all it needs. You can even do some of your morning chores while you let the oil sit on your skin for an hour. An oil massage won’t just hydrate your skin, but it will also help the skin to tighten and certain types of oils even reduce stretch marks. An oil massage provides your skin with essential fatty acids that nourishes it and creates a protective barrier to help protect your skin during winter.

Exfoliation and Steaming

The more you use oil and cream on your body then the more you leave yourself open to the blocked pores. It is therefore important at any time, but especially during the winter month, to exfoliate regularly. Nothing to fancy and don’t scrub hard. Just use a gentle scrub to make sure you remove dead cells and clear the blocked pores. When at home, ideally at night time, try warm to hot flannels to cover your face or a bowl of steaming water. This not only helps open  up the pores making exfoliation easier but it also allows the necessary creams and serums to penetrate more easily. Steaming your face is also very good for your eyes as it helps cleanse them and clear them of the day’s impurities. Oh, and steaming helps you relax before bedtime.

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Older Generation ? Advice for Treating your Skin during Winter

Older men and women have to be even more careful looking after their skin during the colder winter months. This is because the skin is even more damaged through ageing, sun damage and the environment. The first thing you should do is make sure you cleanse your face properly and not with soap. A mild cleanser is ideal as long as it is of the milky variety that does not produce suds. Suds show that a cream has detergent and will strip your skin. You should look for serums and creams that contain vitamin C and antioxidants to help your skin stay plumper and more radiant every day. Make sure you wear a minimum of SPF 30, yes even in winter, as it protects even through the cloudy days, from the UVA and UVB rays which damage your skin, causing wrinkles. So you don’t need to see a skin specialist but do take their advice on the best skin treatments to you at home if you are over 60 or in older age.

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Hydrate Your Skin and Lock it in

Winter can be tricky at times especially when it is about water intake. Due to the colder climate, our body is deceived to believe that we don’t need water. But lack of water causes severe cases of skin dehydration. Make sure you keep yourself well hydrated at times for optimum winter skin health. Don’t wait for your body to tell you that it is thirsty before you go get yourself a glass. Of course, no-one likes to be cold within their own house and so, despite the high energy bills, it is often a necessity to have the central heating on. This, in turn,draws out the water and nutrients from our skin and so it is another important reason to drink as much or even more than you may do in the summer. Your skin needs to hydrate to say healthy so drink enough water and use hydration solutions like herb and mineral moisturiser mist and spray.

If you are looking for further advice or wish to have a consultation in respect of the best skin treatments in the winter months then please contact BeauSynergy on 01707 662477 or info@beausynergy.co.uk

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