Party season is now upon us and we know our patients at Wimpole Aesthetics want to look the best they possibly can as they navigate a succession of late nights. Here’s some tips on how to get your skin in the best possible condition and keep it so, whatever the rigours of our hectic socialising.
Tip #1 Build up a barrier
Even on grey winter days you need to wear a daily sun protector that gives UV, UVA and UVB damage. But it’s not just the sun you need to worry about – in recent years, environmental pollutants have been identified as second to the sun in the damage they can cause to the skin. Look for products that contain antioxidants as they fight against the skin-damaging free radicals caused by pollutants in the atmosphere.
An absolute essential is a sun protection cream that can sit below your make-up without making your skin greasy or irritated. In our online shop, we offerReflect from Cosmedix which provides broad spectrum SPF 30 protection in a non-irritating, oil-free formula. It also contains two skin-specific antioxidants.
Tip #2 Clear the decks
During the winter the body’s turnover of skin cells becomes more sluggish and this can make our skin appear dull and tired. Exfoliating at home can be stepped up, but if you’re searching for something a bit more intensive then a short course of light skin peels could be the answer.
Tip #3 The importance of good hydration
We all know how essential hydration is, particularly if you’ve been overindulging, and drinking lots of water can certainly help to hydrate the skin from the inside, but to make it look really plump and glowing look for a moisturiser packed with hyaluronic acid.
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring component of the skin that binds to water, keeping the skin plump as well as boosting collagen. It depletes as we age, but is also affected by UV rays from the sun and oxidative stress. A moisturising product that contains hyaluronic acid is a good choice, but if you are in need of more assistance than a cream can offer, it might be time to explore hyaluronic acid dermal fillers.
Tip #4 Inner health equals an inner glow
The perfect accessory to your LBD should be a sparkly clutch or glittery shoes not a runny nose, but unfortunately party season is also cold and flu season and all our late night activities mean we are more prone to becoming under the weather.
This is why it is so important to take time to look after your body, as well as focusing on your face. Wimpole Aesthetics have recently started offering IV Nutrient Therapy, which has many benefits, not least restoring essential vitamins and minerals that can become fast depleted at this time of year. Take time out at our peaceful, calm, luxurious clinic environment, based in the heart of London, so you’re fighting fit to face another party.
To learn more about the wide range of skin rejuvenation and holistic treatments we offer at Wimpole Aesthetics call 020 72224 2247 to speak to one of our team.