Winter Skin Saviours

Winter is now most definitely upon us and if you’re anything like me you’ve got the heating cranked up and are taking a little longer under a hot shower in the morning. Central heating, sudden temperature changes and drier colder air however can lead to unhappy skin. On the surface skin can look dry and flaky, it can feel tight and fine lines can be more prominent. At a microscopic level a lack of moisture and oil weakens our skins natural barrier, leaving it susceptible to invading chemicals which can cause redness, irritation and sensitivity. This is the time of year to use more nourishing, hydrating products on your skin and just like with our clothing, layering up is the key to relieving dry, thirsty skin.

A spritz of Multi Active Toner, Ultra Calming Mist or Antioxidant Hydramist throughout the day will hydrate the skin and lock in moisture. Skin Hydrating Booster or Phyto Replenish Oil (one of my personal faves) are great to layer under your moisturiser. The booster is full of Hyaluronic Acid which is super for hydrating tissues and plumping parched skin and the Phyto Oil rapidly absorbs to reinforce the skin’s protective barrier and replenish protective lipids depleted by environmental stress.

Body wise we are all in love with Ruff Stuff Body Scrub in the salon, only added to our retail range this year I don’t know how I’ve lived without it. A blend of sugar, coconut oil and peppermint this scrub leaves your skin so smooth you don’t even feel the need to moisturise afterwards. It’s vegan friendly and at only £10 a tub is a bathroom essential.

Keep cosy, hydrated and well moisturised this winter and if you fancy a little treat we have our Winter Warmer promotion running all through December and January, a 30 minute back massage and hydrating skin treatment for £50.

Arlene Conroy