Love your Skin

By on March 30, 2017

There is no better time to start focusing on your skin than just after winter when the colder weather tends to draw out your skin's moisture, making it feel drier and chapped.

We've put together some tips to reduce common problems that the most common skin types are prone too. Feel free to pop into the salon and arrange a free consultation with one of our expert therapists who will be happy to advise you and set up a facial to diagnose your skin type. Remember drinking plenty of water, eating fresh fruits and vegetables and exercise will also contribute positively to the health of your skin. 

Normal Skin

Most skincare advice will work to reduce problems but if you are lucky enough to have normal skin then we don't advise just doing nothing! Instead ensure you have a good regular skincare routine to keep your 'normal' skin in good health.

 

  • Use a gentle cleanser followed by skin replenishing toner.
  • Choose a moisturiser with natural ingredients to soothe and restore your skin. Make sure that it contains SPF30 to protect your skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays. 
  • Speak to you therapist about the best night and eye cream for your skin - this may be with anti ageing properties.
  • Exfoliate regularly to clear your skins pores.
  • Book in for a regular monthly facial to keep your skin in beautiful condition.

 

Oily Skin

Oily skin can be caused by stress, hormones, weather/environment, blockages (induced by cosmetics), age and diet. Here's our tips:

 

  • Use a gentle facial cleanser twice a day! 
  • Always use a toner free of alcohol or acetone after cleansing and then use a good moisturiser that is light and free of oil. W
  • Use a clay mask! Masks draw out the oil as well as dirt and bacteria. Your pores will feel gorgeously clean and fresh.
  • Avoid harsh soaps and creams. Any products that contain alcohol or harsh chemicals are irritants to skin.
  • Avoid over washing your face. . Excessive washing leads to irritation and can make your symptoms worse. 

 

Dry Skin

Definitely something most of us can relate to during winter when we are in colder weather and then coming back into overly heated homes, drying out the skin. If you suffer from dry skin it can often also appear dull, so here's some tips to help:

 

  • Always use warm water, rather than hot, even when in the shower. 
  • Use a gentle, fragrance free cleanser.
  • Use a good moisturiser with natural ingredients that are rich in moisturising properties and formulated especially for dry skin. 
  • Using a humidifier in your bedroom, especially during the winter months can help to keep the moisture in the air, helping your skin too!

 

Combination Skin

This could mean your skin may be dry and oily or perhaps sensitive and dry. Whatever the combination, your therapist will prescribe the best products that help the different needs of your skin. Combination skin can be slightly more complicated in that one product will not combat all your problems, so it is important to choose products that work for your particular combination.