We hate to break it to you, but the summer is fading fast and the days are getting shorter. The change in season doesn’t just call for a different wardrobe and toastier home. Everything from cooler, less warm weather, hot baths and stuffy indoor environments can deprive your complexion of moisture and cause your skin to dramatically change.
Cooler low-humidity weather
Humidity levels tend to drop off in the autumn and winter months. The drier the air, the more moisture it sucks from your skin, so you’re more likely to experience dryness and flakiness during the colder months of the year.
Ideally, you want to increase your skincare routine as the season changes and swap your lightweight summer products for richer and thicker autumn and winter skincare.
Increase in central heating
You’ll no doubt be switching on your radiators sometime in the next few weeks, which unfortunately will not do your skin any favours as the heated air causes water to be sucked out of your skin. This can cause cracking, flaking, irritation and can lead to wrinkles due to the lack of lustre.
You can avoid this by placing some bowls of water near your radiators should do the trick, too. And don’t forget to drink lots of water and slap on your rich moisturiser as often as necessary, along with replenishing lip balm and extra-thick hand cream.
Sudden temperature changes
Going from the cold outdoors into balmy centrally-heated buildings and vice-versa can take its toll on your complexion. This process causes the capillaries in the face to contract and expand rapidly leading to broken veins and skin redness. Keep the risk of spider veins and inflammation to a minimum by wrapping up warm in the cold and not overdoing it on the central heating to reduce the temperature difference between indoors and outside. A light layer of barrier cream will help protect the skin, and products with anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant ingredients such as chamomile and green tea should help control any redness.
Hot baths and showers
When temperatures plummet, a hot bath or shower is super-enticing, especially if you’ve spent the day outdoors in the freezing cold. Hot baths and showers can dissolve the protective barrier in the skin which will eventually lead to dryness. Having warm baths and showers will help to reduce this damage.
Cold weather comfort eating
For many people with oily, acne-prone skin, the drier weather can actually help with breakouts and reduce flare-ups. But autumn/winter comfort eating might have the opposite effect. Studies suggest that diets high in refined carbs may trigger or exacerbate acne.
The good news is Arion can help rejuvenate your skin with the Arion SilkPeel™. If you are suffering from skin dehydration, excessive oiliness or acne, or have an uneven skin tone, then we offer the SilkPeel™ treatment, a skin care procedure, that can help you correct all these issues. The groundbreaking procedure is a step forward from the standard crystal free microdermabrasion because it involves non-invasive exfoliation, delivers a topical treatment deep into the skin’s layers, and stimulates collagen growth at the same time.
SilkPeel™ is the only treatment of its kind to deliver topical skin care products while exfoliating the skin. Similar to microdermabrasion, the SilkPeel™ Dermalinfusion™ System combines non-invasive exfoliation with deep delivery of patient-specific solutions, applied directly to the skin without the use of crystal or other chemical exfoliants.
SilkPeel™ can be used on all skin types including skin with hyperpigmentation, acne, photo damage, dehydration, and fine lines.
Get in touch with us at Arion Skin Laser to book a free consultation with our experts and learn more about SilkPeel™.