That season where the days get shorter, the sight of the sun gets rarer, and the rain falls more and more often. Ah, the joys of UK weather.
What you might not know though is that all that cold isn’t just bad for your tan; it’s pretty bad for your skin, too. Winter is actually one of the worst times of year for our skin. Keeping it looking radiant and healthy can be a real challenge – which is pretty inconvenient when you’re trying to look your best for the influx of Christmas parties.
It might be a hassle, but it’s far from impossible. In this blog, we’ll walk you through our favourite winter skin care essential: facials, and which ones will keep your skin glowing this winter.
Like many of winter’s other cons, it’s all to do with the cold. The season’s cold air robs our skin of moisture, causing it to become dry, itchy, or irritable. It doesn’t matter if you stay indoors either, because low humidity levels and dry indoor heat are also known for zapping moisture.
It’s likely a combination of these three factors that causes your skin to dry and lose its regular glow over the winter months. Unfortunately, the effects are even worse for those whose natural skin is dry.
Then there’s the blemishes. Because the skin dries more quickly due to the lack of moisture in the air, flakes of dead skins can build up on the surface of the skin. This is what clogs your pores and retains dirt and oil, which leads to blemishes and breakouts.
As the winter season sucks out your skin’s natural moisture, it leaves it dry and flaky. The obvious solution to this is to add a touch more moisture. More than a touch, in fact: it requires deep hydration.
Which is precisely what a facial provides. Facials hydrate and restore moisture, soothing the skin and offering rejuvenation and revitalisation.
Facials are also super beneficial for cleansing. They thoroughly cleanse the skin and clear the pores, removing leftover nasties to reduce blemishes and brighten complexions.
Here at Beauty and The Bleach, we’ve got a wide range of different facials on offer for our clients. However, when it comes to the winter, one stands out above the others.
This facial has been specifically chosen by Debbie, our skin specialist, and is guaranteed to leave your skin looking radiant this winter. It’s one of our all-year-round classics – but with a seasonal twist.
Hydrafacials are a must in winter, because they’re even more powerful than a typical facial is in restoring moisture to the skin.
Adding a splash of pumpkin to the mix has even more benefits for the health of our skin.
Pumpkin contains vitamins A, C and E as well as antioxidants to help fight the sun damage that was produced over the summer months. This has a few advantages, but some of the best are that it helps to reduce wrinkles and decrease the likelihood of dark spots.
Meanwhile, zinc and potassium work together to combat redness, while an additional touch of honey helps keep your skin plump and hydrated.
Pumpkin also contains fruit enzymes which exfoliate those dead skin cells we talked about – perfect for keeping your skin soft and smooth throughout winter.
We can also add in dermaplaning to remove peach fuzz and to offer a deeper exfoliation. However, we wouldn’t recommend adding microneedling – because the pumpkin is so active, this may produce too much irritation and do more harm than good.
In order to help your skin get prepped ready for the winter months, we’re offering some amazing discounts on facials for the season.
£25 off a full-tailed hydrafacial for one hour
£15 off an express hydrafacial for 40 minutes
Get ‘em while they’re hot. Book in ASAP while availability lasts.
Remember, with all of our facials, nothing is set in stone – you’re more than welcome to tailor our facials to your skin’s specific requirements, adding in dermaplaning and microneedling where you see fit.
Got a question? Get in touch, our team would be more than happy to help. In the meantime, we’ll see you in the salon.
The salon continues to remain open and we do still have restrictions have in place to help ensure the safety of our clients and our team. Please read our COVID-19 guidelines using the link below before visiting for your appointment so you know what to expect and what we expect of you.