4 TIPS TO PREVENT DRY SKIN THIS WINTER!

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Winter is well and truly here, and more than likely, you’ve noticed your skin responding to the cold change.

Winter weather can wreak havoc on your skin. The combination of windy, cold weather outside and the moisture-depleting heaters indoors works to drain skin of vital moisture, and your dewy, hydrated summer complexion can quickly fade to a dull, dry and grey appearance, prone to irritation. However, with a few simple adjustments to your skincare routine, you can keep your skin hydrated and glowing all season long. In this post, our expert skin therapists share four essential skincare tips to help you prevent dry skin during the winter months.

So how do we combat these conditions?

By using the right at-home products alongside in-clinic facials, you’ll be able to keep your skin looking soft, smooth, and vibrant all winter long. Dry July, be gone!

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  1. GET YOUR OMEGA-3 ON

Omega-3 essential fatty acids are the good type of fat that are in fish, nuts and seeds like chia and flax. These fats are anti-inflammatory and great for skin issues of any kind including eczema, psoriasis and acne. Increasing your omega-3 intake can also result in improvements in skin itching, dryness and redness. If you think your diet may be lacking in omega-3 essential fatty acids, ask us about our high-quality supplement instead.

2. STAY RADIANT WITH GENTLE EXFOLIANTS

Winter can bring about pesky issues such as dry, flaky skin and a dull complexion; your skin loses moisture (free water levels), and becomes less efficient at its natural exfoliation process. This dead skin cell build-up on the surface causes your moisturises and nourishing crèmes to be less effective and can add to the dull appearance.

In winter, move away from mechanical exfoliation and opt for gentler chemical exfoliants, such as Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs).

Balance is key when it comes to exfoliation; overuse of powerful acids everyday can often lead to sensitisation of the skin and premature skin ageing due to the skin’s inability to repair itself. This makes the Circadia Amandola Milk Cleanser the perfect match for the cooler months and those with sensitive skin, as the formulation provides a safe daily buffer whilst keeping the skin barrier healthy and intact.

As always, wearing sunscreen is imperative, even in winter. If your skin is on the drier side, consider switching your sunscreen to a nourishing formulation in winter. The Light Day Sunscreen by Circadia is a unique lotion that melts into skin, giving a radiant skin glow and includes the #1 most innovative peptide technology designed to absorb the suns heat as energy and completely neutralise it before it’s released into the skin.

3. NOURISH & REPLENISH WITH OILS                                                                              

During winter, your skin typically requires a boost in lipids and hydration. Fractionated face oils are a vital element for your winter skin care routine because they replenish the top layers of your skin. In a nutshell, lipids are the skin’s natural fats. They are essential components of skin and play a crucial role in maintaining the strength of the skin’s protective barrier, which holds moisture, protects the skin from damage and keeps dirt and impurities out. Even better, fractionated face oils penetrate past your skins epidermal barrier to deliver nutrients to deeper layers of your skin.

Try swapping in a gentle oil cleanser as either the first step in a double cleanse, or on its own. The Circadia Vitamin Veil Cleanser is an ultra-gentle oil cleanser that gently dissolves impurities and waterproof make-up to reveal replenished skin. Perfect for even the most sensitive skin types, the nourishing formula features an optimised ratio of essential lipids to replenish the skin’s natural defence barrier.

For a luxe treatment at home that provides an instant boost in nourishment and hydration, we love the benefits of an at-home CO2 Lift Mask. It’s concentrated formula utilizes the power of carbon dioxide to increase hydration, microcirculation, oxygenation, tissue regeneration and speed healing post treatment to provide more firmness, elasticity and nourishment to the tissue of your skin.

Handy Tip: If you’re currently using a Vitamin A, change up from emulsion-based retinol to the extra nourishing Nighttime Repair Plus by Circadia.

4. CONSIDER PROFESSIONAL SKIN TREATMENTS & REVISE YOUR SKIN

Winter is the high season for skin revision treatments! This time of year presents the perfect opportunity to perform a course of Smart Peels or depigmentation peels such as Mandeli Clear System (depending on your skin concerns).

Why winter? We want you to limit any sun exposure before and after these treatments, due to higher risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation from the sun, and ensure you have ample downtime for your skin to settle – ready for peak party season come Spring.

Results of the skin Smart Peels System performed by Just Magic in-clinic.
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If you think you’re suffering from dry skin (lack of lipids) in winter, when in fact your skin may be dehydrated (lack of free water levels). A diagnostic skin analysis with our Skin Therapists can help identify if you have a lipid dry skin or dehydrated skin.

Using the state-of-the-art OBSERV520 skin analysis device, we can identify if lipids are present in the skin. Often the case is that the skin is producing lipids, however, the natural barrier function of the skin has been compromised, leading to an increase of trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL) that leaves you feeling dry, tight, irritated, sensitive and uncomfortable. Check out our Exclusive Wintertime skin saving offers this year to have #glowingskin this spring.

Ready to hydrate your skin with an instant hit of nourishment this winter? Treat yourself to a luxurious Winter Rescue Facial at Just Magic Skin Care Clinic.

Delivering a nourishing boost of hydration with powerful skin-strengthening ingredients to leave your skin supple and smooth; coupled with the healing power of our near infrared LED light therapy to improve your skin health and elasticity. Say goodbye to dry, lacklustre skin and embrace a radiant complexion this winter. Book your Winter Rescue Facial and indulge in a pampering experience like no other. Your skin will thank you!

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