01 Dec Winter Skincare Guide
Does your skin feel lacklustre in winter? You’re not the only one! Unfortunately, during the winter, skin tends to lose moisture and oil. This is down to several factors, including a lack of humidity in the air, central heating and harsh, cold weather. When the skin loses moisture, it becomes dehydrated and dry and might also feel itchy, flaky, tight and sensitive.
Luckily for you, it doesn’t have to stay that way. Here we’ll talk you through how to change your skincare routine in winter, recommend some of our top winter skincare products and share the best advanced skincare treatments to book over the next few months.
How should I change my skincare routine in winter?
We recommend you step up your skincare routine in the colder months to keep your skin happy, healthy and hydrated.
Switch to a cream cleanser – Start by swapping your foam cleanser for a soothing cream cleanser that won’t strip the skin of its natural oils. Of course, different skin types require different cleansers and if you’re worried about upsetting your skin, feel free to message our skin specialist, Becky, for advice.
Keep exfoliating – It’s wise to keep exfoliating your skin in the winter. Otherwise, you’ll notice a build-up of dry skin. However, it’s important not to over-exfoliate as it might aggravate your skin. Instead, try using a glycolic acid-based scrub to achieve gentler exfoliation.
Use a nourishing moisturiser – Boost your skin’s hydration levels and leave it feeling supple with a nourishing moisturiser containing hyaluronic acid.
Try a hydrating face mask – Give your skin an instant boost.
Don’t forget your SPF – You still need to protect your skin from harmful UV rays in winter to reduce your risk of skin cancer and prevent signs of early ageing.
What is the best skincare for the winter season?
Stock up on new skincare products for winter! These are some of our favourite winter skincare products but if you are looking for bespoke recommendations, please get in touch.
- Original Lip Balm – £7.50 – Vegan friendly & made with 100% natural oils. The perfect winter lip balm for protecting and repairing your lips.
- Medik8 Cream Cleanse – £19.00 – Remove excess oil, dirt & makeup with ease, while hydrating & refreshing your skin.
- Super Collagen Hydrogel Face Mask – £18.00 – Breathe radiance and life back into your skin with this 30-minute hydrating, collagen-boosting face mask.
- Medik8 C-Tetra Cream – £42.00 – Perfect for shielding the skin against environmental stressors, such as pollution and UV exposure, that cause premature skin ageing.
- Medik8 C-Tetra Intense – £35.00 – Restore radiance and fight visible signs of ageing with this super-light daily vitamin C serum.
All of these winter skincare products are available from our Bromley Salon or you can order from our online store www.beautifulsecret.co.uk with free delivery on orders over £30.
Best winter skincare treatments
Did you know that winter is the best time for advanced skincare treatments? It has a lot to do with sun exposure. At this time of year, there’s less sun, so your skin is in its most natural state pre-treatment. What’s more, some exfoliating treatments can cause photosensitivity. If the treated area is immediately exposed to sun post-treatment, it can cause sensitivity and side effects like dark spots. In winter, there’s much less chance of this because there’s less sunlight.
Winter is also a great time for advanced skincare treatments because it gets your skin looking gorgeous for the warmer months. And who doesn’t want beautiful, glowing skin come springtime?
Now we’ve cleared that up, let’s get on to the top 5 advanced skincare treatments for winter as recommended by our award-winning beauty therapist, Becky Laroc…
- HydrO2 Facial
- Resurfacers & Chemical Peels
- Profhilio Skin Boosters
- Bespoke Monthly Facials
SkinPen Microneedling is an advanced skincare treatment suitable for a wide range of skin concerns, such as fine lines, wrinkles and scarring. As our skin ages, its natural architecture begins to deteriorate, which can lead to signs of ageing, uneven skin texture, and even enlarged pores. To treat this, SkinPen comfortably creates thousands of ‘micro-injuries’ to trigger the body’s natural wound healing process. During this process, the skin re-models and creates both collagen and elastin to re-structure the skin.
Another benefit of Microneedling is that any skincare product applied during or immediately after a SkinPen Facial is absorbed into the basal layers of the skin, offering greater benefits overall.
Microneedling facials are short (30 to 45 minutes), safe for all skin types and have little-to-no downtime with beautiful long lasting results.
Book a FREE Microneedling consultation via our website.
2. HydrO2 Facial
HydrO2 is the five-star facial everyone is talking about! Essentially, it combines all of the most popular facial treatments in one, with something to offer everyone. The 7-steps in the treatment provides a host of benefits including:
- skin hydration and brightening
- skin tightening
- clearer skin
- anti-ageing effects.
Check out our HydrO2 Facial page to learn more about our Express, 60-minute and 90-minute facial treatments.
3. Resurfacers & Chemical Peels
Here at Becky Laroc Beauty & Aesthetics, we offer a range of intensive skin peels and resurfacer treatments using DermaQuest Advanced Skincare technology. Our non-invasive skincare treatments are suitable for the face, décolleté and hands. Each treatment is tailored to your skin type and skin concerns.
Resurfacers and chemical peel treatments are particularly effective for minimising fine lines, wrinkles and any skin ‘imperfections’ like blemishes and pigmentation. They work by deeply exfoliating the skin and rejuvenating it to improve its texture, while restoring radiance.
View our treatment menu to discover the different types of resurfacers & chemical peels on offer.
4. Profhilo Skin Boosters
If you’ve never heard of Profhilo, the best way we can describe it is injectable skincare! Essentially, it is stabilised pure hyaluronic acid that is injected into the skin to kickstart the remodelling and rejuvenation process. The skincare injection adds instant glow, while working to lift, tighten and hydrate the skin.
What we love about this advanced skincare treatment is the quick visible results. Most people start to see significant improvements in their skin after just 5 days, and results tend to last between 6 to 9 months.
All treatments require a thorough consultation to assess your skin and ensure its the best option for the results you want to achieve. Book today to start your journey to better skin!
5. Bespoke Monthly Facials
One of the best ways to take care of your skin is with monthly facials. And the great thing about booking at our salon is that we’ll tailor your facial to meet your needs. Yes, we offer 100% bespoke facials with a wide range of skincare product choices and treatments for all clients.
Choose either our 1 hour Signature Luxury Facial or if you’re in a rush, our Express 30 min Signature Facial. We also offer Prescriptive Facials for those that require medical grade products like Medik8 or Dermaquest to treat their skin concerns. As well as Teen Facials, recommended for age 13+ to address common teenage skin concerns like acne.
Check out our Signature Facials page for more info.
Sign up for a Skincare Membership
Interested in regular skincare consultations, treatments and products to try at home? Sign up for a Skincare Membership! We offer various membership packages, with prices starting at just £60pcm and you can benefit from:
- Personalised treatment plan
- Regular skin reviews
- Skincare products to use at home
- Conditioning treatments (Dermaplaning, RF Facials etc)
- Advanced treatments (Resurfacers, chemical peels, IPL & Microblading)