Published: 26 November 2023

Winter Skin Care: Keeping Your Skin Glowing During the Holidays

Winter brings with it a magical ambience, with its crisp air, festive lights, and the joy of celebrations! However, the winter chill can also wreak havoc on your skin, leaving it dry, dull, and in need of extra TLC. This holiday season, indulge your skin with a routine that will keep your complexion radiant and healthy, and hydrated all winter long...

Hydration is Key

The cold air outside and the warm indoor heating can lead to dehydration. Ensure you stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day. Hydrated skin is less prone to dryness and maintains a natural glow. By prioritising hydration from the inside out, you're not only supporting your overall well-being but also providing your skin with the essential moisture it needs to thrive, even in the most challenging winter conditions.

Gentle Cleansing

Opt for a gentle, hydrating cleanser that doesn't strip your skin of its natural oils. Harsh cleansers can exacerbate winter dryness. Instead, you should consider cream-based cleansers that nourish your face while cleansing. Temple Spa's BE GONE is a lightweight calming prebiotic facial cleanser to settle and soothe sensitive skin, while helping to restore your skin’s microbiome. Just £24.00, it can be tested or purchased at any of our spas. 

Exfoliate - but with caution!

While regular exfoliation is essential to remove dead skin cells, be gentle to your skin during the winter months! Use a mild exfoliator once a week to avoid over-drying your skin. This will help in promoting cell turnover and revealing a brighter complexion, without stripping your skin too much.

Moisturise, Moisturise, Moisturise!

The key to hydrated, soft skin in the colder months? A good moisturiser. Treat your skin by investing in a rich, hydrating moisturizer to combat dryness. Look for ingredients like hyaluronic acid, glycerin, and shea butter. Apply your moisturiser immediately after cleansing to lock in the moisture.], and combat dryness. Our favourite this winter? Temple Spa's REPOSE, a relaxing anti-ageing night cream.  Available for testing or purchasing in all our spas, it's a vitamin-rich nighttime moisturiser to calm, relax, soothe and settle. REPOSE is a beautiful night cream for your face in all months, but perfect for winter.

Serums for Added Nourishment

Consider incorporating a hydrating serum into your routine. Serums, known for their lightweight consistency, are formulated to penetrate deeper layers of the skin. Opt for serums with potent ingredients like vitamin C, renowned for its brightening properties, or hyaluronic acid, which works wonders in locking in moisture. These powerhouse serums not only boost hydration but also provide an extra layer of nourishment, leaving your skin with a luminous and healthy glow that defies the harsh winter conditions.

Sunscreen is a Year-Round Essential

Even in winter, UV rays can be damaging. Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. This is especially important if you're engaging in outdoor winter activities. The reflective properties of snow can intensify UV exposure, making sunscreen a crucial shield against potential sun damage.

Warm, Not Hot Showers

Hot showers may feel comforting in the winter, but they can strip your skin of essential oils, leading to dryness and irritation. Opt for warm showers instead, and consider keeping them brief to prevent excessive moisture loss. The lukewarm water temperature helps to cleanse without compromising your skin's natural barrier, ensuring it retains the necessary oils for a healthy, supple feel.

Nourishing Masks

Treat yourself to a weekly hydrating mask. Look for ingredients like honey, aloe vera, or oatmeal for a soothing and moisturising effect. Truly wish to nourish your skin? Why not treat yourself to a 60 minute facial, such as My Kinda Skin- Bespoke Prescriptive Facial. Let us analyse your skin and prepare a tailored treatment just for you, all in 60 relaxing minutes! Your facial includes a tailored face & décolleté massage plus a relaxing scalp massage. You will feel amazing and your skin will look so, so good! Find your nearest spa here.

Published: 26 November 2023