At this time of year I see a clear trend in the skin care concerns that my clients present with: dehydrated, itchy, patchy and dry skin!
Although the U.K has had quite a mild winter we have still been putting the central heating on, air conditioning has been turned up in the car and the stores have been pumping out the heat. Days like today have also been a challenge to delicate cheeks; cold frosty mornings maybe sunny but the wind is still there to whip across the skin.
As moisture is vital to skin health, it is no wonder that we all see a dip in it's ability to cope in during the winter as water is pulled away from it in every direction! Our natural barrier function is impaired through this lack of moisture and so we find that as a result we are prone to more sensitivity, redness, itching and we have a tendency towards a blotchy appearance.
So what can we do about it? We can show our love for our skin by adding 3 great products into our winter skin care: Dermalogica's Multi-Active Toner, Skin Hydrating Masque and Hydrating Booster.
Multi Active Toner: Spritz aloe-vera and cucumber extract onto the skin after you have cleansed to soothe and hydrate your skin.
Skin Hydrating Booster: Follow your spritz with 10 drops of Hydrating Booster. High in Hylaronic Acid, which holds 1000 times it's own weight in water, this will pump hydration deep into the skin. Simply apply it before you moisturiser to the face, neck and chest area, or you can mix it with your moisturiser for ease of use.
Skin Hydrating Masque: Protect your natural skin barrier with Skin Hydrating Masque. A quick and easy gel based masque that will help restore your skin's health, relieve itchy dry skin and soothe any irritation. A must during winter! Apply it after exfoliation twice a week for 10 minutes.
For more info and a great video to show you how to use the products, just click on to this link: Dermalogica for great winter skin tips!
What I'm loving in the Treatment Room today: A deep sense of calm.
Music of the day: Paul O'Dette's Lute Music.