Well, summer was good while it lasted. But sleeping with the windows open, driving with the AC on and donning a Mediterranean-worth glow seems like a distant memory.
It’s all too tempting to spend too much time out in the sun, especially in the UK where we’re lucky to get any sun (most of the time). That said, it’s all too easy to let your guard down and allow yourself to get sunburnt.
We all know how harmful the suns rays can be for our skin, so what are the best ways to repair the damage caused by the sun and prepare your skin for the colder months ahead?
We’ve got you covered. Sit back, make yourself comfortable and read our simple guide to repairing sun-damaged skin and ensuring you’re protected against the harsh winter months.
#1 Chemical Peels
Ok, we know what you’re thinking, “Using chemicals to make my skin peel sounds horrific”. You might even be worried about some sort of extreme reaction, but these days it’s very uncommon.
So what do you need to know about chemical peels and what sort of result can you expect?
First of all lets answer the most common question, “does it hurt?”.
The biggest misconception is that chemical peels will burn the skin leaving it sore, red and painful. Instead of thinking about applying chemicals to the skin to “burn” away a layer of skin, think more about an exfoliant, lifting the grime and fizzing away the dead skin. When you think of it like that, it doesn’t seem so bad, does it? We’re not sugar-coating it either, that is literally what you can expect from a chemical peel.
You may experience a slight bit of sensitivity for a day or two, but by no means is this painful, more tingly if anything.
As you can see, the results are amazing and better yet, you don’t need to wait weeks, or months to see the benefits. The results are visible in a matter of days.
Peels maintain healthy skin by boosting cell renewal while also maximising the benefits of your other skincare products. Win, win.
#2 Moisturise regularly
During the colder and winter months, moisturising is more important than ever. The cold weather can be very harsh on your skin, resulting in dry skin. Dry skin can be irritable and even painful fi it results in cracked skin. Not to mention, dry skin also makes your skin looked aged.
We recommend including moisturising in your daily routine. Ensure you use a good day and night cream, apply liberally, taking extra care around the more sensitive areas like under your eyes.
You will get a lot more out of your moisturising products, if you book in for a treatment that will rid your face of the damaged and dead skin.
#3 Take a vitamin supplement
You’ve probably heard that how healthy you are on the inside, is reflected by how you look on the outside. Drinking plenty of water, eating a healthy balanced diet and getting regular exercise all contribute to looking healthy and vitalised. (Even so, that glass of wine and chocolate bar will always tempt us).
But what about vitamin supplements? It feels like such an achievement when you get your “5 a day” in, great! That’s 1 day, now all you have to do is eat 2 apples, 1 banana, a pear and an orange for the rest of your life!! For most of us, this is unrealistic, so we just don’t bother, even though we know it will benefit us.
Taking a vitamin supplement can be a great way to sustain a healthy diet, ensuring your vitamin intake is where it should be. Vitamins such as vitamin C and zinc are important in the production of collagen and elastin which help keep your skin healthy. Omega-3 gives your skin the ability to appear supple and smooth. Finally, vitamin D contributes to skin cell growth and repair.
Ribble Valley Aesthetics Clinic
We have a wide range of non-surgical aesthetic treatments at our Ribble Valley clinic. As the cold months draw in, why not treat yourself to a relaxing treatment at our clinic. It maybe cold outside, but you’ll receive a warm welcome at JPA and leave with a smile and a healthy glow.
Contact us today to book your perfect treatment.