Winter Skin – what you can do at home
With the cold Winter months, cold air outside and central heating inside, heater on in cars – this basically sucks the moisture out of your skin, leading to dry, tight skin.
- Invest in a Humidifier to Maximize Moisture.
- Lower the Thermostat to Avoid Dryness.
- Limit Shower Time and Temperature.
- Modify Your Skin-Care Regimen for the Season.
- Moisturize Frequently, Especially Your Hands.
- Apply Sunscreen — Even on Winter Days- still need 20 mins daylight for vit D
- Wear a lip balm – that nourishes not just sits on top
- Book a professional Skin treatment
YOUR Winter Skin Saviour is Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic Acid. Acid I hear you say, a naturally occurring acid in the body and Babies are born full of it – think of babies fat chunky thighs. However as we age we produce less so we need to give it a helping hand. HA can attract and hold a 1000 times its own weight in water, generally larger molecules that sit close to the surface of the skin giving the appearance of plump, moisturised, smooth skin. I think of HA like a sponge if dropped into a bowl of water it would soak it up and expand.
POINT TO NOTE:-
We need this not just for our skin but for our eyes, joints and hair.
Remember all products are not equal so we need to look at the other ingredients that are in the product, I have seen some say 100% HA – well that would just cost a fortune but the RRP was £15.50!!! How come? Well some product houses will get a big vat of a water soluble base add a couple drops of HA and claim the benefits –its called Marketing. But please look our for ingredients like:- ceramides, vitamin B5 and calming botanicals as these work well together with HA.
Moisture Lock – HA & Ceramides £70
Work on the inside out, this unique anti-ageing formula combines HA with ceramides – ceramides are like water proofing for the skin and support the natural barrier function.
Worth a mention not HA but still moisturise from the inside, great for dry skin you can tell front of shins/elbows But omegas also help keep the skin supple, help all your internal systems to work properly not to mention they are good for brain function.
Ha Intensifier £90.00
This powerful corrective serum helps to amplify the HA level and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. HOW by delivering hydration to the surface of the skin helping the natural appearance of firm, smooth, plump skin.
Key Ingredients – HA, Proxylane & Botanical extracts. Proxy-lane is a sugar-protein hybrid made from xylose, a sugar found abundantly in beech trees and known to stimulate the production of glycoaminoglycans (GAGs), molecules responsible for defending the skin against water loss
HYDRATING B5 £68.00– HA & Vitamin B5
All the benefits of the HA plus B5 an essential nutrient to promote the skin barrier natural repair process – can also be used a moisturser for compromised skin.
Skin Geek or Caci Hydragel Mask, comes in two parts and a ton (10 )ml of lovely serum. A mask that fits like a second skin to the face and the left over serum can be used elsewhere like the decollette
Quick mention of the home skin roller which helps with product penetration!!
Jane Iredale LIP BALM £15.00
Carrot seed & Advocado oil and anti oxidants + broad spectrum spf – recommended by skin cancer 0rganisation
Thanks for reading, feel free to reach out to me should you want any further information, Mary x