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    How to keep your skin healthy through winter


    Changing your skincare routine during the winter months is essential to keeping your skin healthy. Read on to find out what our skincare expert has to say about what’s right for your skin at this time of year.

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As the seasons change, we should be paying particular attention to our skin, and tweaking our regime where necessary, so our skin stays beautifully soft and radiant throughout the colder months. Just as you change what you wear at different times of the year, your skin also needs particular attention during different seasons to maintain its optimum health. We spoke to our wonderful Treatment Training Manager Corine (right), who shared her vast skincare knowledge with us on all the products and treatments that are best for different skin types in the winter. Here’s what she had to say!

How to manage oily skin over winter:

“For those with oilier skin, the end of summer and start of winter can often be a welcome relief, as the hotter days die down and the skin gets a natural rest from producing oil. However, it’s still important to be keeping on top of a consistent regime throughout the winter months, to ensure oil secretion is kept to a minimum.”

“For cleansing, I recommend using the Epionce Lytic Gel Cleanser or the DermaClear Cleanser both of which will help greatly to control the spread of oil. With oily skin, it is still important to keep it hydrated, so we advise using the Dermaquest B5 Moisture Matte after cleansing, which will supply your skin with skin plumping Hyaluronic Acid, whilst keeping your complexion balanced and oil-free. After applying the Moisture Matte, protect your skin from the harsh winter elements with the Obagi Pro-C 20% Serum, which will help to repair and brighten the skin throughout the winter. Lastly, apply Dermaquest Sheerzinc SPF for a light, matte finish – it even comes in a variety of tinted options for those who love foundation alternatives!”

The best approach for dry skin over winter:

“During the winter months, dry skin types in particular can feel the effects of the change in seasons, and need to take particular care to ensure their skin stays well looked after.”

“The Epionce Gentle Foaming Cleanser is a fantastic, gentle cleanser that is soft on the skin as well as nourishing. For those with particularly dry patches, the Dermaquest Peptide Glyco Cleanser is a great option, as it helps to accelerate cell turnover to shed the dead cells sat on the skins surface. With dry skin, it’s important to ensure hydration is maintained throughout winter as this will help to reduce dryness, and for this we recommend the Dermaquest Advanced B5 Serum. Keep the skin protected and give it a boost of Vitamin C with the Dermaquest C Infusion Serum. Moisturisers that we love for dry skin include the Obagi Hydrate and Hydrate Luxe, which both penetrate deeply through the skin and help to retain moisture and reduce dryness. The Epionce Enriched Firming Mask is also a lovely product to use 1-2 times a month, for an intensely nourishing at-home treatment that your dry skin will love you for!”

What to do for sensitive skin through winter:

“We understand that having sensitive skin can be a struggle all year round and finding the right products that suit your skin is like honing a fine art! The below will really help to work gently within the skin to ensure no further irritation is caused, whilst maintaining hydration to give you that special glow!”

“Give your skin a gentle, nourishing cleanse with the Epionce Gentle Foaming Cleanser or the Dermaquest Delicate Cleansing Cream which both help to instantly calm and cool sensitive skin. After cleansing apply the Epionce Intense Defence Serum, which has been specifically designed for individuals with sensitive skin, and contains over 6 different anti-oxidants that all work to protect your skin. The Dermaquest Delicate Soothing Serum is an absolute must-have for those with sensitive skin; with green tea extract and nourishing plant stem cells, it helps assist cell regeneration and calm acne as well as rosacea.”

Winter tips for normal/combination skin:

“For those with normal or combination skin, it is still just as important to be keeping on top of a consistent regime throughout winter, to ensure your skin stays balanced and healthy. The Essentials range by Dermaquest offers a great variety of products which deliver nourishing, revitalising and protective ingredients to your skin. The Essential Daily Cleanser is a lovely, replenishing product containing pineapple enzymes which help regenerate the skin cells, leaving your complexion purified and polished. Protect the skin with the refreshing C Infusion Serum which will help to brighten the skin, and follow with hydrating Advanced B5 to lock in moisture and retain the skin’s plump appearance. Apply the Dermaquest Sheerzinc SPF which also comes in a range of tinted options, and if you still feel you need more moisture, try the Essential Moisturiser – a lovely product for leaving your skin taught and silky.”