Winter can wreak havoc on your complexion, and as the weather gets warmer, you may notice skin looks dull due to a lack of vitamin D during the Winter months, as well as dry and dehydrated due to the combination of cold temperatures and harsh winds with months of central heating. Often, you’ll experience more congestion and breakouts as the weather changes as well as rosacea flare-ups.
Spring is a time of new beginnings and the perfect time to take a fresh look at your skin.
Our advice is to wear high factor SPF daily, but if you’ve been neglecting protection through the Winter months, now is the time to start slathering on the sunscreen. It’s estimated that photoageing – damage to the skin caused by exposure to UV light in the sun’s rays – is responsible for 90% of the visible changes to the skin, such as fine lines, sagging and pigmentation. Photoageing is the result of cumulative sun damage and it’s never too late to make a difference.
If you’re looking for a skin pick-me-up, an advanced facial treatment such as the 3D Hydro Facial combines seven technologies in one to deliver instantly more radiant skin and tackle several skin concerns.
The Hydro Facial includes a Hydro Peel, Exfoliation, Oxygenation, Hydration, Skin Tightening with radiofrequency technology, Fire and Ice & Skin Lifting, and can target wrinkles, fine lines, hyperpigmentation, dark spots, dull complexion and dryness.
A skin peel is an excellent solution for winter skin as they are speed up cell renewal. After the dead skin cells and debris have been cleared away, you have a fresh canvas for your skincare products.
The Perfect Peel is the only chemical peel on the market that contains glutathione, a powerful peptide that is described as the ‘mother of all antioxidants’. Glutathione penetrates deep into the dermis to fight free radical damage that causes wrinkling and pigmentation.
As well as glutathione, The Perfect Peel contains powerful agents such as trichloroacetic acid (TCA), salicylic acid, retinoic acid, kojic acid, phenol and vitamin C. Some of the visible benefits are a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles, improved tone and tightness and increased brightness of the skin, as well as reduction in acne and sun damage. Skin looks smoother and more radiant.
If your skin is feeling particularly dry after the Winter months, it’s now possible to inject moisturiser back into the dermis. Injectable moisturiser Profhilo is composed of diffusible hyaluronic acid, and you can expect a significant improvement in hydration and luminosity. It also stimulates collagen and elastin production due to the slow release of hyaluronic acid and this causes remodelling from within to tighten and tone the skin.
To book your skin spring clean, call 0115 772 2363 to arrange an appointment with Dr CP.