PREPARE YOUR SKIN FOR THE COLD WEATHER
Have you noticed a change in your skin since the temperature has dropped? You’re not alone. We asked the skin experts at USPAAH to share their insights to maintaining a glowing complexion all year around.
By the time autumn comes around, we can’t resist the thought of wrapping up warm, thick knits, and cosy nights. However, with the cosy nights coming the sun starts to disappear by 4:30pm. Winter is on its way, and our once dewy, summer skin has been replaced with a dry, flaky complexion and a nose to rival Rudolph’s.
With it also running up to party season we refuse to accept it has to be this way, here are our top tips to battle a grey winter complexion, and glow all year round.
SCRUBA DUB DUB
Dead skin doesn’t allow the light to reflect off it properly, which leaves you with a not-so-selfie ready complexion. If you’re in need of a super scrub, Philosophy’s The Microdelivery Triple-Acid Brightening Peel (£59.50) actually dissolves dull skin, and brightens discoloured patches – just remember to apply sun cream after an acid peel to protect your new baby-bottom-like skin.
MOISTURE IS A MUST
Keeping your skin hydrated is vital in the cold; think of it as the engine to your Ferrari! You need to keep the engine full. Skin can handle denser creams during winter, so go for heavier products, which work to hydrate, moisturise and restore the look of skin. We’re obsessed with anything by Khiel’s skincare, especially their ‘Ultra Facial’ Deep Moisture Balm (£24.50).
GLOW FROM THE INSIDE OUT
We’re talking hard core drinking! Not wine, we mean a nutrient dense green juice everyday. Ideal if you’re going for the bright eyed, glow-from-within look. Plus, if you want to go all in, a juice cleanse can do wonders for your complexion too. After picking up Plenish juices on Ocado we decided it was time to try a full cleanse and decided to go with 3 days, level 2. The cleanse arrived at our door, with a sipping system (reusable glass straw) and we started the following morning. It was a rollercoaster but came out feeling incredible, with a healthy glow and the best flat tummy feeling. Find the full cleanse review on the Uspaah blog here.
If over-the-counter products simply aren’t doing the trick, it’s time to unleash the secret weapon of many Hollywood stars – the facial. We recommend treating yourself to a facial once a month, or every two months to really rejuvenate your skin. At USPAAH, London’s only on demand beauty and wellness app, our Sparista’s use a range of products for a white glove service to fit every skin type and goals. DISCLAIMER: You will get hooked.
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