The winter months can often play havoc with our skin, not only the cold wet harsh conditions, but also the lack of Vitamin D from the sunshine can leave the skin looking dull and lifeless. The extreme change in temperatures from hot to cold and central heating can cause changes to our skin. The blood vessels are working overtime to accommodate the fluctuating temperatures.
At the British Skin Foundation a Consultant Dermatologist recommends the following tips to help your skin survive the winter onslaught.
- Moisture regularly using a face and body cream that is right for you. Remember to protect your lips and use a lip balm and barrier cream during the harsh conditions.
- Protect the skin and wear a scarf, hat and gloves when outside. Its wise to invest in good waterproof coat and trousers.
- Try to avoid turning up the central heating as the air becomes drier and affects the moisture levels of the skin.
Getting sufficient sunlight is the best way to help the body produce enough vitamin D. Vitamin D supplements are available plus there are several food sources that are plentiful in vitamin D :
- fatty fish, such as salmon, mackerel, and tuna
- egg yolks
- beef liver
- fortified milk
- fortified cereals and juices
The Environ Active Vitamin Treatment is popular at this time of year. Its an advanced facial and can be taken as a 60 or a 90 – minute treatment. Environ’s pioneering dual electro-sonic technology uses low frequency sonophoresis together with pulsed iontophoresis in combination with Environ’s professional skin care products, helping deliver more of what skin needs where it needs it most. The treatment helps soften the appearance of fine lines, sun-damage & sagging skin for a more youthful experience. Prices are £65 for a 60 minute and £85 for a 90 minute treatment. Clients report a visible difference in the skin immediately. We recommend using alongside the Environ skin care range at home. The benefits from using Vitamin A are many. Vitamin A regulates sebum production, locks in moisture, can minimise redness and protect against photo damage. Environ is a sold only following consultation to ensure you are not contraindicated to the use of topical Vitamin A. Its a step up programme so you begin with low levels of Vitamin A, working your way up through the steps. When used at home we can then increase the serums we use within the facial so that you can achieve better results.
If you wish to revive winter skin with an Active Vitamin facial then call us on 028 90 666628
Should you require any further information on our Environ facials or the range of products, please check our website or call or visit us to discuss in more detail.