We adore the Australian winter, with its crisp blue days and cozy moments curled up indoors – what’s not to love? But with winter also comes cold temperatures, which can lead to dull patches and dry, scaly skin. This means our skin wants nourishment… now! Here are five of our most popular tips to making your cold weather skincare routine a breeze.
Hydrate & Nourish
Keep your skin bright and radiant this winter by introducing a hydration mask into your routine. A hydration mask can be used once a week, day or night, to give your skin a boost. Simply apply a smooth film to a clean face and neck and leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with warm water to reveal a more luminous and nourished skin tone. Tip: Don’t forget to take care of yourself from within by drinking plenty of water to stay hydrated.
Slip, Slop, Slap
Remember that sunscreen is a daily essential. Although you can’t feel the sun’s heat on your skin in the colder months, it doesn’t mean its harmful rays aren’t there. These omnipresent rays are just as damaging as they are in summer. Protect your skin from the elements by wearing a broad-spectrum SPF 50+ sunscreen when you are outside. Never rely on the sunscreen in your makeup to prevent premature ageing and skin damage. Even if you work inside all day, you still need additional sunscreen to block UVA and UVB rays which easily induce hyperpigmentation and age spots.
Did you know that your skin type can change with the seasons? If you are prone to oily skin in summer, chances are your skin will turn to normal in autumn and winter. Similarly, those with normal skin in summer may notice their skin turns to dry in the cold months. If you are unsure what skin care type you fall into, visit a dermal therapist for a seasonal skin consult. Tip: Book a complimentary advanced skin consultation with an expert Australian Skin Clinics dermal technician today and receive a personalised skin care plan for your unique needs.
You wouldn’t wear a light-weight singlet in the cold, so why use your light-weight summer skin care products? This autumn, try switching your products to a more hydrating, rich formula that provides nourishing daily skin care to the face, hands and neck. A daily coat of the right moisturiser can take your skin from looking dull to smooth and supple in no time. Tip: We love the Balense ReBalense Moisture Dry for superior cold weather skincare.
To reverse the freckly signs of summer, try an advanced medi-aesthetic peel. This skin care treatment is ideal for skin concerns such as melasma, sun damage, age spots, acne scarring, pigmentation and uneven skin tone. Keep in mind, it is important to ensure your skin has undergone the appropriate skin care preparation prior to experiencing an advanced skin peel. This ensures your skin enjoys the maximum benefits and results of the treatment. Tip: Try an advanced medi-aesthetic Pigmentation Peel and kiss those dull patches and dark pigments goodbye!
Take control of your cold weather skincare at Australian Skin Clinics this month, with skin treatments starting from just $55* per treatment when purchased in a package. See our current sale or find your closest clinic here! *Terms and conditions apply.