01 Dec Winter Beauty Tips & Treatments
As much as we love cosy nights in and the countdown to Christmas, there’s one thing we don’t like about winter – what it does to our skin! A drop in temperature and harsh weather conditions cause dry skin, and the most unlucky of us also experience breakouts. Thankfully, there are things you can do to stop your skin from suffering and even enjoy a festive glow! All it takes is commitment, knowledge, and the right winter beauty treatments...
Winter Beauty Tips
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate
Hot weather inspires us to drink plenty of water to keep hydrated but cold weather, not so much! Unfortunately, a lack of hydration can leave the skin lacklustre and dull.
So what can you do? Well, it’s simple really – drink more water! It’ll not only help to plump the skin but also boost collagen production – great for reducing the appearance of wrinkles and maintaining a more youthful complexion. In addition, water can help flush out nasty toxins in the body, allowing us to enjoy clearer, healthy-looking skin.
Don’t forget to exfoliate
Most people remember to switch their daily moisturiser to something a little thicker and more nourishing in winter but how many continue to exfoliate? It’s just as important to exfoliate your skin in the winter, as it is in the summer.
Gently exfoliating your skin 2-3 times a week will help to get rid of dead skin cells that block your pores. Instead, you’ll be left with a gorgeous blemish-free glowing complexion.
Wear SPF in winter
SPF isn’t just for summer! You may not see or feel the sun as much in the colder months but that doesn’t mean it’s not there. The sun’s harmful UV rays can damage your skin all-year-round, so it’s essential to apply an SPF daily. Protect yourself from skin cancer and help ward off signs of ageing, like wrinkles and brown spots.
Winter beauty treatments
In addition to your winter skincare routine at home, we highly recommend investing in professional beauty treatments. The beauty treatments revealed below, are best carried out in the winter months for maximum results.
IPL in winter
At our Bromley Beauty Salon, Becky offers a range of IPL treatments, including IPL medical therapies and IPL hair removal.
IPL Skin Rejuvenation in Bromley
A popular IPL skin therapy is photo rejuvenation; designed to improve the look of your skin, without having to go through the pain and discomfort of surgical treatments. Essentially, it reduces redness, blemishes, brown spots and scarring on the skin. It also improves overall skin texture and reduces wrinkles and pore size.
For maximum results, you’ll usually need 3-6 treatments, over a period of 2-3 weeks.
Winter is one of the best times to have IPL Photo Rejuvenation because your skin is bare, natural and ready for treatment. Plus, the lack of sunlight promotes quicker and more effective healing, with a reduced risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
For more information visit our IPL Medical Therapies treatment page.
IPL Hair Removal in Bromley
IPL is more responsive to winter skin that is light in colour and offers a greater contrast to hair colour. So if you want hair-free skin in time for summer, now’s the time to do it! Winter is also the best time for IPL as there’s less of a risk of sun exposure post-treatment.
Making a commitment to look after your skin is always the first step to making any improvements, followed by carrying out an effective daily skincare regime. But do you know what will make your skincare regime even more effective? Microneedling.
Microneedling is basically a step up from manual dermarolling and involves creating thousands of micro-injuries to the skin, to trigger the body’s natural wound healing process. From there, the body creates more collagen and elastin, which in turn improve skin elasticity and suppleness, while also reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
In addition to this, Microneedling also helps our skincare products to penetrate the basal levels of the skin, allowing them to work more effectively and produce even better results.
Winter is the optimal time to carry out Microneedling treatments, as like with IPL, the lack of sunlight makes for a better healing process.
Winter Beauty Treatments in Bromley
So there we have our top winter beauty tips and best winter beauty treatments. All that’s left is for you to make a commitment to improving your skin! For expert help, book a consultation with Becky or sign up for one of our Skincare Memberships.