Summer can be harsh on the skin. From spending days at the beach to long hot days in the sun, our skin can pay the price. And with fall on the doorstep, now is the time to rejuvenate your skin but still enjoying the final weeks of summer.
Tip 1: Hydrate and Moisturize
This is a two-pronged attack. Revitalize your skin, keeping it plump and hydrated from the inside by making sure you drink plenty of water. And on the outside, keep it plump and lush with a good quality moisturizer applied twice daily, such as Serene’s Daily Lotion, a light moisturizer suitable for all skin types.
Tip 2: Seek professional help
Your summer holiday may have been the stuff of fantastic memories but has your skin paid the price?
As well as your face, you may have over-exposed other parts of your body to the sun and this can be the root cause of anything from excessive skin dryness to sunspots and other blemishes.
Thankfully, there are a range of treatments available that are available to counteract problem skin, from facials to laser light therapies. If you have a long term issue with problem skin, seek professional advice.
Tip 3: Invest in high quality sunscreen
Yes, we know how essential sun cream is for the summer but do you find sun lotions and creams too heavy and greasy? The sun at any time of year sends of UVA and UVB ray that prematurely age the skin..
You might not need SPF50 sunscreen, but being aware that on a bright, sunny winter’s day your skin still needs protection helps to keep it damage-free and supple too. Serene’s Anti-Aging Protect Lotion stops harmful UVA and UVB rays from damaging your skin, and essential item in your bag at any time of year.
Tip 4: Don’t neglect your hands
With slightly thinner skin than the rest of your body and fewer oil glands, your hands can quickly become dry and chapped with the onset of winter. As well as drinking plenty of water, using a good quality, non-greasy hand cream should be enough to keep chapped, sore hands at bay over winter. Keep hand cream in every desk drawer, in every bag, in the car and across your home to make sure that you always have some on hand to keep your hands smooth and moisturized.
But the solutions needed may be more than hand cream. Thinning skin can lead to prominent hand veins, something that many people are common of. Unfortunately, they don’t go away on their own but there is a solution:Laser Vein Therapy. Although most therapies talk of excluding various veins and thread veins from legs, it is a treatment suitable for use on all parts of the body, including hands. Why not call us to find out more?
Tip 5: Consider a humidifier
Heating systems at home and at work blast hot air through the space, giving you a thankfully warm space when you step in out of the cold. But all that hot air is lifting moisture out of your skin. And dry skin means lifeless skin. A humidifier helps to restore the moisture balance in your home (or office) without forsaking the heat, great news if you feel the cold but don’t want sore, dry, lifeless skin.
Tip 6: Avoid harsh peels and facials
Dry skin on your face is no laughing matter and so look for products that promise to restore the moisture levels and plumpness of the lower levels of your skin. But unfortunately, you could be undoing all the good work you’ve done during the week with a weekend facial that is simply too harsh. If you do use shop-bought facials and peels, choose one that moisturizes and rehydrate.
Professional peels and facials are designed specifically by skin type, as well as the results you want to achieve. Contact our team to find out more.
Tip 7: Moisturize your feet
We are all guilty of it: only taking notice of our feet once winter has passed and the possibility of a warm spring is on the doorstep. The key is to look after your feet all year round and so the pampering lotions and potions you use to keep you feet flip-flop gorgeous is ideal for use during winter too. Your feet will thank you for it by looking simply gorgeous when they are pulled from your winter boots ready for flip flop come spring and summer time.
And there are, of course, a myriad of late-summer deals on skin treatments at our state of the art clinic. Why not treat yourself now and be ready for the cooler temperatures of autumn and winter?