Should we be changing up our skincare routine from summer to autumn/winter?
For sure! The colder weather can cause our skin barrier to become dull, dry and prone to breakouts. The same way you switch your maxi dresses for thick woolly jumpers, you need to adjust your skincare routine according to the seasons.
What types of skincare products should we be using in winter?
1. Exfoliating products
Summer sun damage can lead to an increased dead cell build up on the skin. Therefore, if you don’t already, you will need to consider adding a chemical exfoliant to your regime. Exfoliating the face helps remove dead, dry skin cell build up thus revealing a fresher complexion. I recommend Alumiers award winning bright and clear solution with 3% lactic acid to gently slough off those dead cells!
2. Hyaluronic Acid Serum
Artificial heating, constant infrared light exposure coupled with harsher weather conditions can lead to dull, dry and lackluster skin. I would suggest adding in a medical grade hyaluronic acid serum that can get deep inside the skin so it can really hydrate the skin due to its amazing capability of holding up to 1,000 times its body weight in water! My favourite hyaluronic acid is the ultimate boost serum by Alumier.
3. SPF, Always!
Protecting your skin from the sun is a year-round commitment. After all, UV damage is accountable for a whooping 90% of skin aging! The sun is still there in the winter and can penetrate through windows! Additionally, infrared light emitted by your screens; mobiles and lamps, can results in fine lines so make sure you've got yourself protected! Opt for a broad spectrum mineral based SPF of factor 40 or above. I wear Alumier's sheer hydration versatile tint daily, which gives my skin a subtle glow also, which is a win win!
Chemical peels are the perfect in clinic winter treatment ❤️
Chemical peels provide deep skin exfoliation, stimulate new cell growth and boost collagen production. This reveals fresher, younger looking skin. As peels slough away the top layer of our skin, this temporarily makes our skin more sensitive to sunlight. This is why the best time to get chemical peels is in the winter months when the days are shorter, and the sun is not so intense, although you still need to apply that daily SPF!!