The leaves are turning golden brown, there’s a definite chill in the air… Autumn has officially arrived.
Whilst we embrace the wonders of the changing seasons, the continual variations in temperatures can have a significant impact on our skin. The combination of cold weather and central heating can have negative effects on the skin. Skin may start to feel taut or appear dry and dehydrated causing those classic wintery symptoms of red cheeks, cracked lips and tight skin. Dehydrated skin can also cause fine lines and wrinkles to become more exaggerated and prominent leading to the appearance of ageing. The effects of cold weather can also lead to the exacerbation of certain skin conditions, such as eczema and psoriasis, which are already prone to dehydration due to the disruption to the skin’s protective barrier.
The best defence against these changes to be prepared in protecting and safe-guarding our skin against these effects. As with most things proactive maintenance and treatment for our skin is much better than reactive. We offer a range of skin treatments to support your skincare routine all year round.
Chemical peels are fantastic treatments that work by chemically exfoliating the skin, removing the surface layer of dead cells and stimulating the growth of new cells underneath. The constant fluctuation between cold, windy weather and central heating often causes flaking, dry skin which responds well to this treatment revealing glowing skin underneath. Some of our peels can only be done outside of the summer months making this time of year perfect to schedule in your peel.
Hyaluronic acid is a key component when it comes to combatting dehydration. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring molecule found throughout the body including the skin. One of the benefits is that its highly hydrophilic, meaning it attracts water, and is said to hold up to a thousand times its own weight in water leading to deep hydration and plumping effects.
For these reasons hyaluronic acid is often referred to as nature’s moisturiser and is fantastic at addressing dehydration deep within the skin. Hyaluronic acid is the main component in our skin booster treatments and these injectable treatments allow hyaluronic acid to be delivered exactly where it needs to be to boost hydration and combat the harsh effects of winter.
Exposure to the cold air can result in constriction of blood vessels and a reduction in circulation. This can lead to the appearance of dull, tired skin. Skin needling is a great treatment that works to improve circulation, increase delivery of nutrients and stimulate new cell production, giving skin a much needed boost over the winter months.
Home skin care
There are also steps we can take in our everyday care of our skin to ensure it remains at its best. Having a good moisturiser or emollient ready for when signs of tight, dry skin appear is key, especially in those with skin conditions prone to flare-ups in the colder temperatures.
And whilst we may start to miss the warm sunshine of the summer months, it is important to remember that UV radiation is present all year long and daily sun protection remains an essential tool in protecting our skin from premature ageing and cancers. SPF should be in your skincare arsenal all year round!
Chemical Peels and Microneedling must be booked with us directly to ensure treatment suitability.