We all know we shouldn’t be lazy with our skincare during winter, yet every year when the colder months come around, the exfoliating and cleansing regime that we were so dedicated to during the summer months seems to gradually come to a halt. Our skin begins to dry out as the central heating is switched on, the weather changes and is more frequently covered in layers of moisturiser and make-up so achieving a radiant, fresh-face instead of a dull, lack lustre one can be a challenge.
So here’s a few tips to keep in mind for your Winter skincare routine courtesy of Dr Zein Obagi, world renowned dermatologist based in Beverly Hills.
Tip 1 – GSR ‘Getting Skin Ready’
To achieve healthy skin adopt a daily routine of cleansing, scrubbing and oil-control. These steps enable the skin to function properly, tolerating all daily exposure and activities.
Tip 2 – Correcting The Skin’s Texture
Correct and restore the surface texture of your skin through exfoliation. Exfoliating promotes skin-cell turnover and avoids a build up of dead skin-cells allowing your skin to look it’s freshest.
Tip 3 – SPF Whatever The Season
Remember to use a daily primer or sun cream such as Oclipse Sunscreen & Primer in SPF 30 to protect your skin, as UV rays can still damage your skin, even in winter.
Tip 4 – Stabilise The Skin
After you’ve cleansed your face, it’s essential that you strengthen your skin and restore normal hydration to it. ZO Ossential Daily Power Defense is the perfect serum as it introduces DNA repair enzymes to speed up the skin’s natural mechanism to repair DNA damage and protect against future oxidative damage. In addition to providing antioxidant protection to combat free radical damage and restoring the skins barrier system.
Tip 5 – The World’s Number 1 Clinical Facial .. The HydraFacial
Every month or 6 weeks incorporate a HydraFacial into your routine. Clinically proven by the FDA (US Food & Drug Administration) to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, congested and enlarged pores, oily or acne prone skin, hyperpigmentation and brown spots returning the skin to a healthy state. This treatment is a celebrity loved favourite…..including our very own Baroness Karren Brady of Knightsbridge CBE
“Weeks of filming, long hours and heavy studio make-up has left my skin congested, dull & lack-lustre. I choose to have a Hydrafacial as I like the idea of the 6 steps; lymphatic drainage, cleansing & exfoliation, brightening agent, extraction, hydration and LED lighting. I also appreciate that this still only takes under an hour’s treatment time. It’s always good to find such an effective treatment that I can fit into my busy lifestyle.” Karren Brady award-winning Business Woman and Baroness of Knightsbridge.