The holiday season is in full swing and radiant, glowing skin is the ultimate beauty accessory. We often get asked how to keep skin looking at its best this time of year. Harsh winter weather, late nights and alcohol can leave our skin looking tired, dull and life-less.
Help is at hand however.
We always advise our clients to drink 1.5 litres of water per day to help skin rejuvenation. This is even more important over a period where people generally consume more alcohol than usual. Alcohol dehydrates your skin making fine lines and wrinkles
look worse than they actually are. It will also make you feel better and more energised as being permanently dehydrated is not only bad for your skin
, but creates stress on the body.
Dull and lifeless skin is often due to a damaged lipid barrier. The lipid barrier is the top layer of the stratum corneum and is held together by lipids, ceramids and fatty acids, which help to protect yo skin from allergens, bacteria and irritants. If your skin feels sensitive, dull or flaky, chances are your lipid barrier has been impaired. Using good serums and moisturisers will help repair the barrier and protect against further damage. At Laser Chic we use and recommend our Award Winning Pharmacy Grade Janssen Cosmetics
products for our bespoke clinical facial
Did you know that 90% of all the damage on our face (wrinkles, thread veins, pigmentation etc.) occurs between September and May, and not during the summer months as most people think. Winter rays are extremely damaging as UVA (which is the same strength all year round) penetrates deep into the dermis causing skin ageing. We recommend you wear Janssen Cosmetics’ Face Guard SPF 30
all year round. It contains photostable UVA and UVB filters and IR protection and are tolerated well even by sensitive skin. You can read more about our pharmacy grade sun protection.
Sounds bonkers, but doing a yogic headstand (or simply hanging your head over the side of the bath or your bed if you prefer) sends blood rushing to our heads. Our hearts constantly pump blood against gravity around our bodies. Spending 3 minutes per day with your head upside down is believed to help improve skin complexion. I have to admit it doesn’t appeal, nor do I have the time to do this. Water, glycolic peels and good skincare products are my preferred choice.