Essential Winter Skincare Tips

Essential Winter Skincare Tips

Winter has arrived in Melbourne with its harsh conditions, but fear not! Our team is here to help you navigate the challenges and keep your skin healthy and radiant all winter long. We understand that the chilly winter air can wreak havoc on your skin, leaving it dry and stressed. But with a well-planned winter skincare regimen, you can combat these effects. 

1. Exfoliate 

Start by incorporating a weekly exfoliation into your routine. This will eliminate dry and flaky skin, revealing a fresh and glowing complexion. Whether you prefer exfoliants with gentle beads or opt for fruit enzyme-based ones, your skin will adore the pampering.

2. Hydrate

Hydration is key during the winter months. Ensure your skin receives the moisture it needs by choosing a moisturiser with added benefits. Look for products that offer extra protection and nourishment. Ingredients like glycerine, sorbitol, and AHA's act as powerful humectants, attracting and retaining moisture for supple and healthy skin. 

3. Wear sunscreen (really!)

Don't forget the sunscreen! Even in winter, harmful UVA rays can damage your skin. Opt for a physical sunscreen containing Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide to shield your skin from ageing and wrinkling.

4. Eat nutritious foods

Winter often tempts us to indulge in unhealthy habits, but maintaining a balanced lifestyle is crucial for your skin's well-being. A nutritious diet rich in antioxidant-packed fruits and vegetables, protein, and whole grains can work wonders for your complexion. 

5. Exercise 

Additionally, regular exercise boosts blood circulation, enhancing the delivery of vital nutrients and oxygen to your skin cells.  Don't let the winter blues get to your skin. 

6. Consult the pros

We have the experience and advanced technology to assess your skin and make recommendations customised to your unique needs. We can guide you in choosing the best facials or other treatments if you’re struggling with dry or irritated skin.  

You can also contact us today and let us assist you in switching up your skincare products for the winter season. Your skin will thank you!

 Winter Skin Care Product Recommendations from Our Clinicians 

Toskani Bamboo Hydratonic

It is not uncommon for our skin to feel dry, itchy and irritated during winter time. The answer to this problem is to hydrate and soothe the skin as much as possible. The Toskani Bamboo Hydratonic is a refreshing toner with soothing and calming properties that can be sprayed on your skin whenever you need an extra boost of hydration. It can be applied before your skincare routine to improve product penetration and sprayed throughout the day, even on top of makeup. This toner also contains AHA’s from lemon and orange to gently exfoliate and soften the skin. Aside from applying it to the face, it is a great product to be incorporated into your body routine.

Aspect Fruit Enzyme Mask

Is your skin feeling dull and lifeless from the winter skin dryness? The Aspect Fruit Enzyme Mask is the perfect pick-me-up to reveal a smoother, brighter complexion with its unique exfoliating gel-mask formulation. This mask contains pineapple, grapefruit, pomegranate, acai berry and cranberry, packed with enzymes to gently remove dead skin cells without risk of compromising your skin barrier. It is also packed with coffee extract, vitamin A (Retinyl Palmitate), vitamin B5, vitamin C and vitamin E to energise the skin and visibly bring the glow back onto your skin. It is also great for your skin and helps uplift your mood with its amazing scent. For those of you that love the good old physical scrub, this mask gives the same feeling without the harsh particles. It’s great to be used before a big day to help your makeup stay all day long. 

Hyaluronic Acid Overnight Mask

When your skin is in times of crisis, the PCA Hyaluronic Acid Overnight Mask will come to the rescue to provide comfort and restore your skin’s glow. This mask is designed to provide intense hydration and nourishment with its unique blend of low and high molecular weight hyaluronic acid. It also has niacinamide, panthenol and persian silk tree extract to support your skin’s barrier, provide antioxidants and reduce the appearance of fine lines. The calming and soothing natural extracts also encourage deep and restful sleep. Any skin would benefit from this mask by simply applying this at the end of your nightly routine. Wake up with brighter, plump and rejuvenated skin. 

Interfuse Treatment Cream Lines

It’s not a secret that our skin goes through dryness during winter time with our constant exposure to warm heaters. Not only that the skin might look dull when your skin is dry and dehydrated, but it might accentuate any fine lines and wrinkles. Thankfully, dehydration lines are something that can be easily remedied. The Skinbetter Science Interfuse Treatment Cream Lines is a one-of-a-kind spot treatment product combining injectable grade hyaluronic acid, collagen-supporting peptides, muscle relaxing peptides and vitamin C with their cutting-edge delivery system allowing all of these amazing ingredients to penetrate deeper into your skin. It is a no-needle solution that immediately softens any expression lines.


Bestow Beauty Plus Oil

Supporting your skin health does not stop at a good skincare routine. Internal support is nothing less important when your skin is feeling dry, dehydrated and inflamed at the coldest season of the year. The Bestow Beauty Plus Oil provides our body with the nutritional support our body needs to optimise skin’s function. It supplies us with both primary and secondary essential fatty acids (EFA) which our body cannot produce naturally, hence the need to obtain it through diet or supplements. EFAs help to maintain healthy cell membrane which helps to increase skin hydration and reduce internal inflammation. Bestow Beauty Plus Oil can be taken one tablespoon a day by itself or mixed into your favourite smoothies. It’s an effective and simple holistic step towards healthy skin.