Beauty that Lasts – Skincare tips to beat the winter blues
Now that wee have survived the climatic ups and downs of January, our thoughts turn to battling through the rest of the winter and making the most of the cold days and dark nights. With a little bit of know-how you can feel like a million dollars come rain or shine. Here are my top five tips to help you on your way…
1. Give your skin a boost
We all want radiant, glowing skin so, get the glow factor with a light therapy facial. We offer a fantastic treatment option with the LightFusion LED facial, the latest generation of LED facial technology that combines both red and near infrared lights in one device. This natural method of light-only skin rejuvenation provides a lifting and hydrating effect, improvement in skin tone and texture and smoothing of fine lines and wrinkles. It also stimulates the body’s own natural processes to counteract the effects of ageing and enhance the effect of skin care products.
The Zen Triple Action Facial is another great winter treatment. This 3-in-1 facial includes microdermabrasion, LED light therapy and a collagen mask treatment – think amazing, supercharged results to boost your complexion. This treatment is not just a results-oriented skin workout, it is also lovely and relaxing, so you wont miss out on the feeling of being pampered.
2. Keep hydrated
I know you’ve heard it all before but staying hydrated really is a must to avoid looking and feeling lethargic. Drink two litres of water a day and it’ll make a huge difference. If you don’t love cold water carry a bottle of warm water with fresh lemon instead. And try and avoid too many sugary drinks which affect your skin. Yes, it might give you an energy burst but sugar works to break down the collagen which keeps our skin looking youthful, plumped and lifted. It’s also a dehydration agent and depletes the water in your cells leaving skin looking less more lacklustre with those unwanted dark circles. A well balanced, nutritious diet, raw veg and water will help your skin look its best fast even if you’re not.
3. Treat your skin from the inside out
Most of our therapists drink a bottle of Skinade every day – it’s an amazing anti-ageing collagen drink packed with vitamins, minerals and other active ingredients that make skin look great. Its special formula has an incredibly high absorption rate for the body also gives you an energy boost, which is perfect to help you out of the winter slump. It’s also our favourite hangover cure and a great way to get your skin looking healthier.
4. Choose skin caring formulas
A super nourishing overnight mask a couple of nights before your event is always a good option to prep skin. Murad Essential-C Night Moisture, an ultra-rich night cream that increases cell turnover while you sleep – it’s a great product to help kick-start sluggish cells and show skin at its best. To help brighten dark circles under the eyes try products with vitamin C and hyaluronic acid.
5. Invest in a Serum
A brightening serum will also work wonders. Murad Multi-Vitamin Infusion Oil is a potent treatment oil that targets signs of ageing, boosts hydration, brightens skin, and defends from free radicals for a more youthful-looking complexion.