Posted by Mary Lawson-Evans
Mary Lawson-Evans
Mary is an advanced skin care professional and Salon Owner. She specializes in detailed skin analysis, Environ...
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on Thursday, 28 November 2013
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5 Steps to Great Winter Skin!

Now is the time to up the ante on your seasonal skincare routine. The cold blustery outdoors to a warm cosy indoors causes stress to your skin.

In this wintry weather, if the skin's natural barrier is weakened, moisture is lost and the surface layers of the skin crack easily. Potential irritants from the environment are also able to penetrate the barrier, which can cause redness and sensitivity.


1. Listen to your skin

Your skin speaks to you, if it is cold outside this can lead to redness & sensitivity, if it is lacking in moisture outside this can show up as dryness, if it is cold and blustery this can suck the moisture from your skin.

2. Get ingredient savvy skin!

ACE your skin throughout the winter season. That is look out for products with vitamin A,C & E, vitamin A supports the skin elasticity by protecting collagen from UV rays, C is an anti oxidant but also supports the capillary walls and is great for skin health & repair, E moisturizes & nourishes the skin.

3. Change your skin cleanser this winter

If using a facial wash change to a creamy cleanser in the frosty winter months. This is more nourishing and less stripping of the natural oils. Also cleanse twice at night- first to get rid of today's dirt and second to clean your skin, go to bed with squeaky clean skin then in the morning all you have to do is freshen up.

4. Moisturise – an essential part of your winter skincare routine

Moisturizing regularly should be a key part of your winter skincare routine - Twice per day.

So in addition to nourishing your skin externally with creams, drink plenty of water as well which will hydrate from within. Your winter diet can have a huge impact on your skin. "Eat foods that contain omega 3s like ground flax seed and salmon, spinach, and other leafy greens are great for your skin as well."

5. Sunscreen your skin even in winter!

Winter is not the time to forget the sunscreen, in fact sun reflecting off snow can be more damaging the sun reflecting off a beach in the summer, apply an SPF 15 daily, make it a habit your skin will thank you!


Top cold weather skincare tip - wearing foundation like a BB cream (beauty balm) can help keep skin safe, most mineral BB creams contain SPF, this acts as a cushion for the skin during the icy winter months.

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Mary is an advanced skin care professional and Salon Owner. She specializes in detailed skin analysis, Environ Skincare, Derma Roller, (medical needling), (IPL) Intense Pulse Light hair removal & skin rejuvenation, advanced skin peels, electrolysis, red vein and skin tag removal. Passionate about skincare, with a wealth of knowledge of the industry Mary believes in passing this onto her team and giving advice to help clients the best from their skin, "EVERY ONE CAN HAVE GREAT SKIN!"
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