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Winter Woes: Soothing Your Skin and Lips in the Chilly Season

Updated: Feb 24

Winter skin care

Hello to all my fellow skin health enthusiasts! Dr. Gemma here from Skinvestment, ready to guide you through the winter season with essential tips and product recommendations to keep your skin healthy and radiant. Winter can be tough on our skin, often leading to dryness, eczema flare-ups, and chapped lips. But fear not, with the right approach, these issues can be managed effectively.

Understanding Winter Skin Challenges The cold winter months can bring about a host of skin issues:

  1. Dryness and Flakiness: The face and lips, being constantly exposed, are particularly susceptible to the drying effects of cold air and indoor heating.

  2. Redness and Sensitivity: Sudden temperature changes can cause skin irritation and redness.

  3. Eczema Flare-Ups: Those with eczema may experience increased sensitivity and flare-ups due to the harsh winter conditions.

  4. Chapped Lips: The delicate skin on our lips is prone to cracking and peeling in cold weather.

Tailoring Your Skincare for Winter Adapting your skincare routine is crucial during winter:

  • Ease Up on Potent Actives: Products like Obagi Tretinoin are excellent for their anti-aging properties but can be harsh in winter. Consider reducing their usage during these months.

  • Hydrate Generously: Switch to deeply hydrating products. Obagi Hydrate Luxe is an excellent choice for long-lasting moisture, while Obagi Hydrodrops provide a lighter, yet potent, hydration boost.

Eczema Management in Winter For those dealing with eczema, winter can be particularly challenging. Here are a few tips:

  • Moisturise Frequently: Keeping the skin moisturised is key in managing eczema.

  • Avoid Hot Showers: While tempting, hot showers can strip the skin of its natural oils, worsening eczema. Opt for lukewarm water instead.

  • Dress in Layers: This helps avoid overheating, which can trigger eczema flare-ups.

Incorporating Skin Supplements Internal health plays a significant role in skin condition. The Advanced Nutrition Programme Skin Moisture IQ is a fantastic supplement to support skin hydration and overall health from within, which can be particularly beneficial for those with eczema.

Skin Booster Treatments Consider skin booster treatments like Seventy Hyal for an extra hydration boost. These treatments can be especially helpful for eczema-prone skin, providing deep hydration and improving skin texture.

Lifestyle Tips for Winter Skin Health

  • Stay Hydrated: Drinking plenty of water is essential for maintaining skin hydration.

  • Moderate Heating: Avoid high heat blasting in your car after being outside in the cold to prevent further skin dryness and irritation.

Special Care for Lips For chapped lips, I highly recommend Jane Iredale Lip Drink. This moisturising lip balm not only hydrates but also provides protective benefits, perfect for keeping your lips soft and smooth in winter.

Wrapping Up With the right skincare products, supplements, and lifestyle adjustments, you can effectively manage dry skin, eczema flare-ups, and chapped lips during winter. For more personalised advice and a selection of winter skincare essentials, book a consultation with Dr Gemma today!

Stay warm and take care of your skin,

Dr. Gemma

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