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How to Hydrate Dull and Dry Skin After Winter

Maintaining a radiant, healthy complexion in the winter can be especially tough, even if you keep on top of your usual skincare regime.

This leaves many of us wondering ‘Why is my skin so dry and dull?’ The main reason that winter weather dries out your skin is that the cold air tightens your pores and reduces blood circulation which, in turn, reduces your skin’s natural sebum production. Sebum is an oily substance produced by your skin that acts as a protective barrier. Balanced sebum is vital for maintaining healthy moisture levels.

Understanding how to get rid of dry skin on your face starts with paying close attention to your water intake in order to moisturise your skin from the inside out. You should also be making an effort to avoid the key triggers of dry skin as much as possible. Common aggressors on your skin in the winter months are lower humidity levels, reduced water intake, central heating and the temptation to take long, hot showers and baths. All of these factors can lead to dryness, chapping, flaking, itchiness and tightness of the skin.

For times when you need a little extra boost, we offer a range of fast-acting hydrating treatments that will help banish dry skin and promote the generation of new, healthy skin cells. Read on to find out how to hydrate skin fast… and keep it that way.

Rejuvenate Dermal Cells with Profhilo

Highly concentrated Hyaluronic Acid is injected superficially into the skin by a Doctor or Nurse, leaving it visibly smoother, more radiant and hydrated for up to six months. What makes Profhilo London so effective is that it’s a biostimulator, meaning that it stimulates tissue and encourages increased collagen production. This can help to improve not just hydration and radiance but also skin tone, texture, firmness and elasticity. It’s one of our favourite ways of how to treat dry skin on the face, neck, décolletage and more.

Bespoke Facial PeelsRemove Dry, Flaking Skin with a Bespoke Facial Peel

It’s important not to over-exfoliate skin, especially during the winter months, because this can leave the delicate skin on your face raw and unable to protect itself. However, if you’re struggling to retain moisture levels, removing dead skin cells which may be clogging up pores is essential for allowing your skincare to permeate into the cells below the surface. Since it’s so easy to overdo it with at-home treatments, it’s best to leave it to our expert Dermatologists, who will be able to tailor an exfoliating facial peel to perfectly address your skin’s specific needs of how to hydrate ageing skin.

Nourish Your Skin with a Microneedling Treatment

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Microneedling is a cutting-edge, non-invasive skin repairing technique that uses tiny needles to puncture the skin’s surface and cause it to go into healing mode, activating the production of collagen and elastin. Our favourite treatment for the winter months is Mesotherapy, which combines the power of microneedling with a personalised blend of vitamins, minerals and Hyaluronic Acid to deeply replenish and moisturise the skin. This leaves you with fresh, healthy skin cells and a firm, toned and radiant complexion.

Switch Up Your Skincare Routine for the Season

If you’re wondering, ‘How do I keep my skin hydrated after treatment?’ the answer is simple. Maintaining a skincare regimen that specifically targets winter’s effects on the skin. We recommend the Introductory Set from Omni by Esther, which includes four essential products for the winter months.

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  • AM Serum: use in the morning to brighten and hydrate dull, lacklustre skin. It contains the antioxidant vitamin C which promotes skin regeneration.
  • Sunshine Block 50+: using an SPF in the winter is essential to protect you from harmful UV rays as well as the harsh glare of the sun which can be extremely drying and damaging to skin. Available in three skin tones to give dull skin a more radiant appearance.
  • Sunshine Spray: vitamin D deficiency is a common problem in winter and can cause premature ageing of the skin. Spray liberally on dull skin whenever it needs a boost.
  • PM Serum: deeply hydrate before bed and restore your skin while you sleep. This product can also help lift and firm the skin’s appearance.

Don’t put up with dry, dull skin this winter. Book a consultation with our professional Treatment Coordinators to discuss your concerns and create a bespoke treatment plan to help you achieve a radiant, healthy complexion fast.

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