Winter Dos and Don’ts

Winter temperatures not only impact upon our warmth but also the radiance of our skin. Many typical habits from Summer can actually cause detriment to the health of your skin which is a big problem many aren’t aware of. We give you 3 Dos and Don’ts for your skin this Winter.

DOS

  1. Use a humidifier

The best investment for Winter is a humidifier, not only will it keep your throat and nose feeling more comfortable if you’re suffering from a cold but also aids in preventing your skin from drying out.

  1. Moisturise

If you’re still experiencing flaky dry skin after applying moisturiser, you might want to check if it’s still the exact same one from Summer. With dryer and harsher weather, your moisturiser acts as a guard and retainer for your skin’s moisture levels. Thus, be sure to choose a cream that is thicker in consistency to ensure it can be the best defendant against the cold.

  1. Apply sunscreen religiously

UV rays still peek through the clouds on gloomy Winter days, so nobody is safe from the sun even on raining days. Be sure to apply sunscreen every day and protect your skin from the harsh effects of sun damage.

DON’TS

  1. Don’t scorch your skin

Piping hot showers can feel great whilst you’re in the shower but it’s absolutely terrible for the health of your skin. It rids your skin of moisture by affecting the lipid barrier resulting in dry crackly skin… So you better turn down the temperature and slather on some body butter to keep your skin hydrated.

  1. Avoid alcohol

You should be applying more products to your skin during Winter, but make sure they don’t contain the deadly ingredient ALCOHOL.  You should also avoid the consumption of Alcohol. Not only does alcohol have a negative impact on your health, but it wreaks havoc on your skin! It drains the oxygen from your skin, which results in more wrinkles and premature ageing.

  1. Slow down on the caffeine

We’ve all downed 3 cups of coffee to fight the Zs. BUT caffeinated drinks are the devil when it comes to moisture retention. They act as a diuretic which means all the water going into your system escapes the second it enters…. That’s not great for your skin’s moisture levels as it will dry out. So, cut back on the coffee or maybe try some de-caffeinated options

For additional information or expert guidance for your skin needs, contact La Peau Skin Rejuvenation at (07) 3207 4100 to receive tailored skin advice.

 

Winter Dos