Your skin loves consistency… When the weather changes in the blink of an eye, it can be a real shock to the system. You will have your scarf, gloves and regular dose of steaming hot cocoa prepared but you’ve forgotten about one thing: your skin.
We caught up with our Lead Practitioner, Daiva and asked her about how your skin will change from season to season and the importance of incorporating medical grade skincare products into your everyday skincare routine.
Build a daily skincare routine…
“I can’t stress how important it is to have a personalised skincare plan during the different seasons to achieve consistently healthy skin. A skincare routine doesn’t have to be super complicated. Start with the basics! A cleanser, exfoliator, moisturiser and of course sunblock are key, and you can fit everything else around these core necessities. Our skincare experts can advise on the best product or course of treatments for your skin’s needs.
Take care of your skin during the seasonal transitions…
Just recently, we have seen the temperature and humidity drop so quickly and the immediate result is our skin working harder to maintain hydration as cold weather starts to kick in. This leads to cracks in the outer skin layer, loss of hydration and in some cases even inflammation.
It’s not the temperature alone that causes these skin concerns because as it gets colder, we start to take hot showers, use the central heating more and this combination contributes to the dryness and inflammation I have already mentioned.
My go-to skin care products…
To keep your skin under control during these periods, it is important to keep your face nourished with a deep cleansing, protective and soothing cleanser: a personal favourite of mine is the Cream Cleanser from iS Clinical.
Even on the cloudiest days the sun damages your skin. Wearing a daily sun protection is essential in maintaining your skin health and preventing premature skin ageing. iS Clinical’s Extreme Protect SPF 30 provides unprecedented multi-level broad spectrum UVA/UVVB protection whilst it hydrates, smoothes and softens your skin.
To protect your entire body then Body Complex by iS Clinical is your go-to product! It acts as a body treatment, providing instant hydration, helps soothe skin conditions such as dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis and it even revitalises ageing and compromised skin (excellent for patients undergoing cancer treatment therapies).
A lack of exfoliation during the cold seasons will contribute to the dry feel of your skin. Our skin is constantly undergoing a process of renewal, but over time, dead skin builds up and it makes it difficult for any moisturises or serums to get absorbed and work effectively.
Skin exfoliation can make such a difference by treating dryness at a deeper level. Medical Microdermabrasion, Obagi Blue Peel Radiance and Dermapen are great options that work to cleanse, exfoliate, hydrate and renew the skin more effectively than any skincare products can.
While we cannot control the weather, we can control our skin’s health. Pay attention to the state of your skin and switch up your routine as the seasons change. If you’re noticing persistent concerns, arrange a free skin consultation with myself or another one of our experienced practitioners and get to the bottom of your issues for a personalised and effective skincare regime.”