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Win The War on Winter Skin

With the onset of the cold weather it’s time to take good care of your skin so that you can still look good when the mercury drops!

If you feel it’s looking a little more ‘rough elephant’ than ‘silky fox’, remembering these five tips could help to change it all in a positive way;

1. Water

Necessary to keep us alive, not only for our organs to function properly, but for the skin to refresh and hydrate itself from the inside. Struggle to drink enough each day?  Try topping and tailing your day with a large glass of H2O and downing more before every meal.

2. Heating

It’s tempting to crank up the thermostat and indulge in a cosy nightWinter Skin - The Brookdale Clinic in but remember that all that additional dry heat can suck the moisture from your skin quicker than you realise.  Layer up before flicking the heating switch because it will save you money too!  Invest in a humidifier or place a small bowl of water next to the heat source in your bedroom or living area.

3. Moisturiser

To give the skin a much needed ‘drink’ and to provide some defence against wind and cold. Any treatment that encourages the moisture back is ideal – why not try a CACI Hydratone facial which will rehydrate, revitalise and plump up the skin.

4. Sunscreen

Choose one with a high SPF as even in the winter our skin is at the mercy of the sun’s damaging UVA/UVB rays.  Same goes for snow glare.  We recommend Instant Protect SPF50 which comes in both a clear and tinted cream.

5. Sleep

The clocks have ‘fallen back’ and we have dark evenings, so are you tempted to snuggle into bed even earlier? Getting the right amount of sleep for you to function the next day is important.  It allows your body to recover fully and for your skin to work on repairing itself.  Be strict with yourself.  More zzz’s will mean fewer lines.

However conscious you are about your regular facial routine, try incorporating just a couple of the above during winter and it will help to keep you looking good.  We’re all individuals and here at The Brookdale Clinic our experts are on hand to give you the best advice on how to manage your skin and which treatments will suit your specific skin type.

Contact us today on 01565 651832 to book in your FREE skin consultation.