Posted on 16th November 2020
And there we have it.
Winter is well and truly upon us.
Are you mourning your sun-kissed, radiant glow from the summer?
As the weather changes, so does our skin.
Don’t worry, we have your skincare concerns well and truly covered at Mirabella Beauty. We are here to help you put your best face forward!
What are you seeing in that traitorous mirror?
Let us take a very educated, “Skin Aficionado” guess.
Your skin tone is uneven verging on the side of sallow. (Not the look you love!)… Just where did those sneaky rough patches spring from? Add into the mix a dash of unwelcome dryness and a few flaky patches.
We hear you.
Dull Winter Skin Rescue Remedies Please!
We put together an ‘In Blog’ checklist for you to take a look at.
Ok, we accept that some of the factors we have mentioned, are all year round and cannot be avoided. But any skincare blog worth its salt will highlight them as Dark Destroyers of Beauteous Complexions
And now, the moment you have been waiting for:
Now, much as we get carried away with our passion for the power of exfoliation, we don’t want you to get carried away with over-exfoliating.
Please do take our word for it; super-duper glowing skin requires regular, gentle exfoliation. It doesn’t matter what moisturiser, serum, facial oil, primer, or luminous foundation etc…that you use, unless your skin surface is as smooth as can be, you will simply be layering products on top of the debris. And that does not make for that luminous look that you are lusting after.
We will also throw into the mix that as skin ages, it takes longer to renew itself. So, we need to give it a helping hand.
Val recommends: Exfoliate at least once a week to get rid of the dead layer of skin cells and unveil that healthy complexion. Be sure to choose an exfoliator according to your skin type. If you are not sure, we offer complimentary online skin consultation.
Ah, the power of 3 little words.
And once again, you can tell that we say regular moisturising is as important as sleep!
We are going to make no apologies for suggesting that dull skin will benefit from consistent care and a good quality skincare routine.
Have you ever stopped to think you stop to think how much you spend on clothes to cover your body…we say an investment in a good skincare routine, tailored to your needs, is worth every penny!
After using a gentle cleanser (cream or foaming), (are you a Double Cleanse Diva? We hope so), follow up with a toner to prepare your skin for hydration.
Then, apply, in an upwards, sweeping motion, your skin’s Best Friend Forever – a moisturiser or night cream. Again, according to your skin type.
Beauty tip from Val: If using a foaming cleanser, avoid using hot water as it will further aggravate and dehydrate your skin.
We promise not to use words in triplicate for the next tip, but these are just so important to have healthy skin (all-round health come to that), we do get carried away!
Drink? Yes, and you know what’s coming, don’t you!
Water. Pure and Simple. Keep drinking it.
If you really don’t like plain old, thirst-quenching, ultra-hydrating water, put some zing in it.
You might want to keep a count of how many glasses you drink? And even set yourself a Drink More Water Challenge! Go on, we dare you!
Val suggests that as well as increasing your water intake you might want to cut your caffeine down. And er, perhaps cut out the odd glass of wine too!
This is every bit as important as the first 3 tips. We just didn’t want to type this out 3 times!
We suspect that you wouldn’t wash your favourite cashmere jumper in bleach? Or any jumpers or clothes, come to that!
Quite simply, it is incredibly important to ensure that you use the right products to look after your skin according to its type. Which will change with the seasons and location. (Think being on holiday in the humidity for several weeks and how that changes things)
Otherwise, you may find yourself doing more harm than good. The wrong products can cause the following:
Which leads us on to our fifth and final tip.
Have you ever had problems with your car running sluggishly, and realised it is long overdue a proper service?
Like most things in life, proper care, and attention pays dividends to performance and in the case of your skin, the look, the feel, the texture, and ongoing health.
Think of a visit to a skin professional, (or, Skin Aficionado as we call Val), as giving your skin the service that it deserves.
Right now, our Salon is closed but that doesn’t stop us from helping you to regain your glow.
Call or message us anytime between 10 am and 5 pm, (Tuesday to Saturday), and enjoy a 15 minute, complimentary, on-line skin consultation with Val when purchasing a Dermologica Skin Care Kit.
By phone: 01254 348488
Facebook: @mirabellabeautynails – send me a direct message