Goodbye Christmas, hello New Year!!
January – it’s everyone’s least favourite month! Not only are we not allowed guilt free wine and chocolate every day like we were a week ago, the Dark, cold, damp winter days are playing havoc with our skin too! No wonder we’re all miserable!
Redness, sensitivity, dryness and tightening of the skin are all common changes this season but don’t panic that’s what we’re here for! …To look after your skin and cheer you up 🙂
First let’s get educational… it’s always important to understand why a change in our skin is taking place that way
we can get to the bottom of it!
Basically, once the winter comes our skin is exposed to harsher environments, like going from the cold air outside into a heated house inside! This affects the skin’s lipid barrier which is responsible for maintaining your skin’s hydration and firmness. Once this barrier is affected you are prone to experiencing dryness within the skin as it’s confused and imbalanced!(a bit like us this time of year!)
The acid mantle that protects the skin from bacteria, free radicals and moisture loss can also be affected. When this is damaged it can lead to sensitivity, redness or even breakouts.
Tips for Healthy Winter Skin
1. To help combat winter weather skin you’ll need to drink more water! I know you hear it all the time but that’s because it’s a fact that our bodies need it! And if we’re dehydrated it’ll show in our skin, hair and nails!
As the skin is our largest organ it’s always rather thirsty but sadly it’s the last place the water that we drink reaches so it needs a helping hand!!
2. At RÖ we are obsessed with the Advanced Nutrition Programme’s skin omegas! These clever vitamins trap the water in our skin cells! They contain omegas 3 and 6 making them perfect to help lock in the skins moisture, aiding its hydration levels. The added vitamin A also benefits the skin my controlling the skin’s sebum production, not causing the skin to be too oily or dry. Always take these with a meal to help the body absorb them better!
3. Using Environ’s Vita-Antioxidant Hydrating Oil Capsules these are packed full of amazing vitamins such as A, C and E. These help to moisturise and energise the skin along with aiding in healthy production of your collagen and elastin. You can use these everyday or just when your skin feels like it needs a drink.
These are just a few tips to help you this season.. come along for a free skin consultation with one of us RÖ girls for more information on how to spring your skin back to life this winter!
Love Lauren X