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How to keep skin radiant all winter long

Winter can be really tough on the skin, but it is possible to make it through the cold weather with radiant, glowing skin. Here are some tips on protecting and caring for your skin to keep it looking great.

What happens to skin in the winter?

Cold and dry conditions outside combined with warm central heating indoors can lead skin to become dehydrated, sensitive and dry. This is because the air is drier, which increases water evaporation from the skin. Dry and dehydrated skin becomes sensitive because the skin can’t protect itself without its natural protective barrier. Flakiness and broken skin are the end result of this winter damage, and it can be difficult to restore your skin’s wellbeing when the weather warms up again. The best action is to care for your skin appropriately throughout the winter so that you don’t have to worry about undoing that damage come spring and keep skin radiant!

How to care for your skin in the winter

Adapting your skincare routine for winter is surprisingly simple. The first step is to make sure you use a deeply hydrating serum. Choose a serum that contains hyaluronic acid, as this attracts moisture to the skin’s surface. A good, protective moisturiser containing natural oils will further help your skin stay soft and supple. If you have very dry skin, or it begins to crack, try a cream containing mineral oil as this creates a layer over the skin that physically prevents water from evaporating.

Restore radiance with Microdermabrasion

Winter can cause your complexion to become dull, as dead skin cells build up to create that dreaded flaky winter skin. It can be tricky to exfoliate skin in the winter because it becomes more sensitive, so a Microdermabrasion Facial performed by a trained therapist and suitable for all skin types, is the perfect way to get glowing winter skin. Your skin will be smoother and more radiant, as the layer of dead skin is removed and circulation is stimulated. As an added bonus, your hydrating serum and protective moisturiser will be more effective as they will only be absorbed by living skin, not dead skin cells.

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