As weather gets colder, our skin might become dry and tight, quite often even crack and cause soreness… No one likes it yet we often forget about this part of the beauty routine. Why? Healthy skin looks and feels better! We might be able to get away with it in the summer, but autumn and winter is not so forgiving!
3 most important things to do:
Most important of all (really they are all important but this one is no.1)
Face, hands, body or hair you always have to clean them good. Not necessarily it will be a 2 hour SPA session in your bathroom… All you need is just a good clean up, warm water and nail brush. Be gentle but thorough. Every night make sure you cleansed your skin well.
When you exfoliate, dead skin cells are removed and new ones are uncovered. That means your skin looks more radiant, colouring is more even and over all you look better! Process of exfoliation also helps circulation which gives your skin this lovely glow. Because it stimulates collagen synthesis, it also helps to keep healthy plump look. It also helps next product absorb better! Best done 2-3 times a week.
Building a habit is the most important thing here. Be regular, no need to go get all the fancy creams right away. First use whatever is on hand, try at least twice a day to put hand cream and cuticle oil on. Round cuticles, under the nail, do it always at night and the other time whenever you want during the day. Ideally, every time you wash your hands (who has time for that?!) Moisturising especially after exfoliation will leave your hands feeling soft and lovely and keep skin healthy for so much longer.
No treatments like exfoliation or mask can be done on broken skin, you need to make sure it’s healed first.
These are all things you can do yourself at home, with products you already have. There are some ways I can help, too! Depending on the skin concern you have, the following are the most popular:
your hands will be cleansed, exfoliated, cuticles and nails tidied up, afterwards the mask and warm mitts applied. Mitts are left on your hands for a bit and the heat makes all the great ingredients from mask penetrate your skin even better. Afterwards, nice little hand massage… Relax and care in one! Recommended to do as required, all year long.
It’s essentialy a separate treatment or add on to spa manicure. Nice thick coat of warm, melted paraffin is applied on skin. Afterwards, we pop them in to heated mitts. Paraffin makes mask absorb even faster and deeper and can make even the most damaged hands, soft. Recommended for extremely dry and delicate skin, especially in winter months.
The best thing you can do for yourself, is just to take care of your skin regularly. Be it at home or in the salon, just do it and do it regularly, your skin will thank you 🙂