5 Tips to Keep Your Skin Healthy in Winter
Winter can be pretty rough on your skin: the combination of cold, windy weather and indoor heating tends to leave it feeling dehydrated, irritated or even itchy.
Sound familiar? If so, you’re probably wondering what you can do to rejuvenate your skin and recapture that fresh, healthy glow you’re starting to miss.
Well, don’t worry: we’ve got the answers you need right here!
Astra Medi Spa’s experts have put their heads together to bring you 5 pro tips for good skin-care this winter …
Tip #1. Cut down on hot water
Love to soak in a steaming hot bath during those cozy winter evenings? Always cranking the temperature up for your morning shower?
As tempting as these are, too much hot water can pull natural, healthy oils from your skin and cause it to dry out over time.
So, start washing with lukewarm water instead — we know it might not sound as inviting, but it’ll help to keep your skin moist and healthy.
Tip #2. Drink, drink, drink
It’s important to drink as much as you can during winter. And before you reach for that bottle of Merlot, we’re talking about good, old-fashioned water here!
You might be drinking coffee, hot chocolate and tea because they’re warming and delicious, but it’s important to keep drinking water too. If you don’t fancy a chilled bottle of Evian or a glass of your tap’s finest, consider warm water with a touch of lemon or lime instead.
It’s tasty, simple to make and — most importantly — hydrating!
Tip #3. Be careful with the indoor heating
It’s common to put your heating on high during winter when you’re curled up on the couch binging Netflix, but this tends to make the air far drier — doing your skin no favors at all!
Experiment with lowering your thermostat as much as possible: try reducing it a few degrees beyond your usual setting at frequent intervals. Wrapping up in soft blankets, wearing an extra sweater and using microwavable heat pads are all great skin-friendly alternatives.
Invest in a humidifier too: this helps to keep your air moist and reduces the risk of dry skin.
Tip #4. Moisturize your face and hands often
Moisturizer is a key part of most skin-care routines, and it’s especially important in winter. But if you’re just putting on the same tiny amount as you do in summer or have dry skin even in the warmer months, you probably need to up your dosage a little.
Another nice moisturizer tip? Apply it to damp skin — this seals the moisture in and minimizes your skin’s danger of drying out even further.
And don’t forget about your hands! Add a touch of skin cream after washing them, and always go for one that’s oil-based (as this makes it easier to retain moisture).
Tip #5. Treat yourself to a facial
Astra Medi Spa’s range of facialsoffers a great range of options to suit different skin types, and our Super Hydration Facial can restore moisture stripped out during winter. It includes a deep clean, exfoliation, a hydrating mask — and we throw a little light massage in there too!
A facial is a always a welcome addition to your schedule, especially if you’re feeling a tad rundown with a cold or stressed over the holidays. Our therapists are highly-trained and dedicated to giving you the most relaxing, reinvigorating experience all the year round.
Want to book a facial treatment for yourself or a loved one? Looking for information on any of our services? Just pick up the phone and call us on (647) 496-0646!
Dedicated and passionate Astra Medicare staff.