Top Tips for Dry Skin
So this is THE number one concern I am hearing from clients at the moment.
With the cold weather, central heating and generally not taking much care of our bodies at this time of year (well they do tend to be tucked away under duvets and jumpers!), our skin really does struggle.
So here’s our top tips for keeping super hydrated inside and out:
- Drink, drink, drink (water of course!)
So I know you hear this all the time but for very good reason. We need water to survive and keeping up with the right amount will ensure you thrive too. If plain old water is a challenge, try adding some fruit to give it some flavour. The more you drink, the more you get used to it, and honestly, your body, skin and mind will improve tenfold as a result :)
This is key and so often overlooked. Lathering moisturiser onto dry, dead skin cells will mean that it has little effect on the skin cells that really need it. To really feel the benefit, you need to exfoliate twice a week. I personally recommend an oil based salt scrub or sugar scrub (steer clear of micro-plastics) as this will nourish the skin as well as exfoliating it. A body brush also provides the added benefit of aiding circulation and breaking up cellulite too.
3. Choose the right moisturiser for you
So I get that this can be a bit of a minefield. There’s so many! Here’s my advice: keep it simple. You really don’t want to be putting chemicals onto your skin so look for products that are as natural as possible.
I won’t go in to detail now, but these are the key ingredients to steer clear of:
- Parabens. …
- Synthetic colors. …
- Fragrance. …
- Phthalates. …
- Triclosan. …
- Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) / Sodium laureth sulfate (SLES). …
- Formaldehyde. …
Pure coconut oil is great for all skin types and easily absorbed into the skin (even if you have oily skin). Most of all, ensure that you do it regularly. Ideally each night but 2-3 times a week is great.
4) Use warm water
There is a tendency to use super hot water when washing, but stick to warm water and pat try with a towel rather than rigorously drying it.
5) Enjoy a regular facial
As well as being able to offer tailored help and advice, your therapist will tailor the facial to you for maximum benefits. Whether that is a moisture boost, deep cleanse or collagen hit, your skin really does benefit from this level of TLC. To find out more click here.
And remember, your skin is an organ that renews itself every 28 days. So whatever changes you make, keep them going for 28 days to really see the effects.
If nothing changes, make another change for 28 days and see what happens.
If you would like further advice, please don’t hesitate to give us a call on 01803 605260