As the winter chill sets in, your skin might encounter various challenges like dryness, itchiness, and a lackluster appearance. The drop in temperature, combined with indoor heating, can rob your skin of its natural moisture, making it more prone to damage and irritation. But fret not! With a few extra steps, you can shield and nourish your skin all through this chilly season. Let’s delve into some essential, easy-to-follow tips to maintain healthy and glowing skin throughout winter.

1. Hydration Matters

The cold weather tends to dehydrate our skin, leading to dryness and a dull complexion. To combat this, ensure you drink plenty of water throughout the day; it is recommended to get at least 2 litres. Additionally, using a humidifier at home or in your office can infuse moisture into the air, helping to keep your skin hydrated.

2. Gentle Cleansing

Avoid harsh cleansers that strip away essential oils. Opt for mild, gentle cleansers labelled as hydrating or moisturising. The Dibi Milano Face Perfection range offers effective everyday cleansing without over-drying your skin.

3. The Power of Moisturising

Moisturising becomes paramount during colder months. Incorporate a hyaluronic acid serum and opt for a rich, cream-based moisturiser that provides intense hydration and forms a protective barrier. Dibi Milano’s Hydra Perfection range works wonders in retaining essential moisture for your skin.

4. Sunscreen Protection

UV rays can penetrate your skin even on overcast days. Protect yourself by applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 50. Heliocare 360 offers diverse products catering to various skin types, ensuring daily protection against UV damage.

5. Gentle Exfoliation

Exfoliation reveals a brighter complexion by removing dull, dead skin cells. However, don’t overdo it, especially if you have sensitive skin. Opt for gentle exfoliants or peels and follow up with products that replenish the skin’s moisture barrier. Dibi Milano’s ProCellular Range aids in revitalising skin barriers affected by harsh weather conditions.

6. Nourish from Within

Your diet directly impacts your skin’s appearance. Maintain a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, antioxidants, and vitamins. Additionally, collagen and omega-3 fatty acids found in certain foods (like fish, flaxseeds, and walnuts) maintain skin elasticity and hydration. Consider supplements like Skinade containing Hydrolysed Marine Collagen Peptides for efficient absorption.

With a consistent skincare routine tailored to winter, you can keep your skin healthy, nourished, and glowing. Remember to hydrate, moisturise, protect from the sun, exfoliate gently, and nourish your body. By following these tips, you’ll confidently embrace the winter season with radiant skin, all set for the upcoming summer glow!

In the world of skincare, we often get caught up in the hype of cleansers, moisturisers, and fancy treatments. Yet, one humble hero often gets overlooked in our daily routine: SPF, or sunscreen. Regardless of your skin type or the weather outside, using SPF is like giving your skin a shield against the sun’s rays. Let us take a dive into why SPF should be your skincare BFF and why it is a must-have in your routine. In this blog, we will explore the importance of SPF and why it should be a non-negotiable step in your skincare regimen.

 

Shielding Against Harmful Rays:

Think of SPF as your skin’s superhero cape, it defends against the sun’s ultraviolet rays, especially UVA and UVB. UVA can age your skin prematurely, causing wrinkles and those pesky sunspots. UVB, on the other hand, is what gives you sunburns and can increase the chances of skin cancer. Applying SPF daily is like wrapping your skin in a protective bubble, reducing the risk of premature aging and skin cancer.

 

Prevention of Hyperpigmentation and Dark Spots:

Ever noticed those uneven patches or dark spots on your skin after a sunny day? That is the sun’s doing! Sun exposure is a primary instigator of hyperpigmentation, manifesting as dark spots, melasma, and irregular skin tone. The sun’s rays stimulate melanin production, resulting in excessive pigmentation in localised skin areas. By integrating SPF into your daily skincare ritual, you actively deter the onset and progression of these skin discolorations, fostering a more uniform and radiant complexion.

 

Calming Skin Troubles:

Sun exposure does not just mess with wrinkles and dark spots; it can also make existing skin issues like acne, rosacea, or eczema worse. The sun’s rays can stir up inflammation and make redness and sensitivity worse. Consistent use of SPF acts as a barrier against these detrimental effects, curbing the potential for flare-ups and maintaining control over these skin conditions.

 

Keeping Your Skin Youthful:

Ever heard that the sun ages your skin faster? It is true! Sun damage breaks down the collagen and elastin in your skin, making it sag and form wrinkles. Using SPF in your routine helps fight this kind of aging, so your skin stays bouncy and youthful for longer. Premature aging, evidenced by the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, is markedly influenced by sun damage. Collagen and elastin fibres in the skin undergo breakdown due to prolonged exposure to UV rays, leading to sagging, thinning, and wrinkle formation. By incorporating SPF into your daily routine, you actively defend against photoaging, upholding your skin’s resilience, suppleness, and overall youthful appearance.

 

Sun Protection, Every Day:

Sunscreen is not just for beach days; UV rays are around all year. A common misconception is relegating sunscreen use solely to summer. However, UV rays persist throughout the year, even on cloudy or overcast days. Additionally, reflective surfaces like snow, water, and sand intensify the sun’s impact, heightening the risk of sunburn and skin damage. Irrespective of the season or weather, the daily application of SPF is paramount for optimal skin health and protection.

 

In a Nutshell:

SPF is like the unsung hero in your skincare squad. Its consistent usage not only shields your skin from harmful UV rays but also averts premature aging, hyperpigmentation, and various sun-induced skin afflictions. Elevate your morning skincare ritual by making SPF an indispensable component, offering your skin the protection and care it clearly deserves. Remember, radiant and healthy skin begins with conscientious sun protection!

 

Embrace SPF daily; not only will your skin thank you for it, but a little SPF goes a long way in keeping your skin healthy and happy!

In 2023, the research on skincare surrounding ageing skin is extremely vast, and continues to grow more every day. A majority of the information you see circulating online is overwhelming, may even be false, causing you to be steered in the wrong direction.

Our aim is to simply educate you on the changes you’re experiencing in your skin, and how you can treat them. We’ll discuss the most commonly asked questions concerning skin ageing, and recommend the best treatments and products you need in your skin regime. We want you to be able to put in the trust and dedication your skin deserves, so you can start seeing real life changing results!

 

In this blog:

  • When Should I Start Using Anti-Ageing Products?
  • What Causes Age Spots?
  • Why Is My Skin Thinning?
  • Does Stress Contribute to Ageing Skin?
  • Should I Be Taking Supplements for Skin Health?
  • How Will Menopause Effect My Skin?

 

“When should I start using anti-ageing products?”

There is no right or wrong time to begin using products to prolong your youthful, radiant complexion. However, it may be beneficial to start giving your skin the extra helping hand at the very first signs of wrinkles. For the majority of people, the initial signs of ageing will occur in their 20s or early 30s.

It is suggested that you aim to treat your fine lines and wrinkles before they become deeply set. This will help to maintain the smooth appearance of your skin, and retain all of that goodness that keeps it looking youthful. Make sure your daily routine consists of gently cleansing and keeping your skin thoroughly hydrated.  A hyaluronic serum coupled with a moisturiser that’s right for you is the key, as well as applying an SPF every day!

At Venus Health and Beauty we stock a wide range of products from Italy’s leading professional skincare brand, Dibi Milano. This range of skincare has a selection of products for all skin types and conditions. Their uniquely formulated product ranges contain active ingredients that are not only extremely effective but very results driven. Whether you’re interested in skincare to tackle your skin’s compromised skin barrier, or a miracle cream containing active peptides to effortlessly fill in your fine lines and wrinkles – we can help you find the missing product in your skincare regime!

 

“What causes age spots/discoloration?”

Age spots, otherwise known as sun spots, are harmless dark brown or flat spots on the skin. These are predominantly caused from years of exposure to things like UV radiation from the sun, air pollution and smoking. These age spots are often not dangerous, therefore do not require medical care. However, many people aim to reduce the appearance to portray the look of clear, youthful skin.

The best way to avoid these age spots appearing, is to apply your SPF (50+) daily. At Venus Health and Beauty, we stock the Heliocare range. This brand has a product for every skin type, so you can easily find protection you’ll love using every morning. Additionally, it is ideal to reduce your exposure to UV, avoid habits like smoking and keep up a good skin regime.

Professional treatments such as medical micro-needling (SkinPen), IPL skin rejuvenation and chemical peels also reduce the appearance of age spots and discoloration. Vitamin C is especially fantastic at treating age spots on the face. It depigments and reduces melanin on the skin; however this also can feed acne, so steer away from Vitamin C if your skin is struggling with breakouts.

 

“Why is my skin thinning?”

Thinning skin can be caused by damage from the sun. Too much exposure to UV light breaks down the collagen and elastin proteins that give the skin its structure, strength and elasticity. As well as this, as we age, our bodies naturally begin to produce less hyaluronic acid, which has a plumping effect on the skin. This can also contribute to the formation of facial lines and wrinkles.

Products like Dibi-Milano’s Extreme Moisturising Concentrate with Hyaluronic Acid is a brilliant way to give your skin that extra boost it needs. Due to the high percentage of hyaluronic acid, using the serum is the equivalent to your skin drinking 2 litres of water. Additionally, micro-needling (SkinPen Precision), also known as collagen induction therapy, and KRF radio frequency are ideal for restoring the elasticity in your skin and prolonging smooth, radiant skin. These are all treatments we offer at our Skin Clinic, Venus Health and Beauty.

 

‘Does stress contribute to Ageing Skin?’

A wide range of research has found that chronic stress is a definite factor for speeding up the ageing of your skin. Too much stress can add years to the age of your immune system cells, reduce your skin’s elasticity, and shorten your DNA strands. This could result in premature wrinkles, as well as making you feel worn out!

Improving your lifestyle will keep your skin looking its best, and help you ease into ageing gracefully. This may involve getting help with untreated depression or anxiety attacks as well as taking natural supplements to help you take control of your stress levels.

 

‘Should I be taking supplements for my skin health?’

Looking after your skin from the inside out is a great way to keep up excellent skin health. Studies show that supplements such as marine collagen, vitamin C, and multivitamins help improve skin appearance and aid issues with hydration and wrinkles. Probiotics and omega-3s are helpful for people with skin conditions such as acne. Supplements in drink form are a brilliant way upkeep a routine, as they make it easy to combine many different nutrients into one dose. Skincare drinks ensure you absorb the ingredients at the right speeds and levels that are essential to see optimum results from the ingredients!

Skinade is the UK’s leading professional-grade skincare drink. It’s highly effective formulation is engineered to improve the look and the feel of your skin. It contains ingredients like collagen, vitamins B and C, omegas 3 and 6 MSM and L-lysine, all of these ingredients together nourish and support the skin matrix from the inside. We are official stockists of Skinade here at Venus Health and Beauty. Please feel free to contact us if you are interested in getting your hands on this miracle drink whereby results are seen in as little as 30 days!

 

‘How will menopause effect my skin?’

Once you hit the menopausal and peri menopausal years, it is very normal to start seeing drastic changes in your skin. Due to the oestrogen in our bodies dropping, our sebaceous gland activity decreases, causing less oil production. As a result, you will find your skin feels noticeably drier, hence you may need to implement a more intense moisturiser into your regime. In addition, you will lose a large percentage (roughly 30%) of collagen. Collagen, located in the dermis layer of our skin, is what keeps our skin looking plump and firm and gives it its elasticity. Therefore your skin can begin to look different; it may appear thinner than it did before causing you to experience fine lines, wrinkles and sagging.

A treatment recommended to tackle these changes is micro-needling (SkinPen Precision). Micro-needling will help to encourage new collagen and elastin production, making it an incredibly effective treatment for women looking to tackle the effects of menopause. Additionally, a topical retinoid and anti-wrinkle creams are ideal for menopausal skin. We strongly suggest Dibi Milano’s Prodigio c40 (retinol) and their Filler Code range containing peptides, both stocked at our Skin Clinic, Venus Health and Beauty. Ensure you are consuming plenty of water, using an intense moisturiser and wearing SPF daily to reduce any further damage.

 

From the above, we have obtained that ageing is really not as frightening as one would expect. As long as you invest in the right products and treatments for your skin needs. Incorporating a good skincare regime twice a day both morning and night, dedicating a small amount of your time each day to this can be a complete game changer. If you are unsure about what products or treatments your skin can benefit from we are always here to help. We offer skin consultations and can put together a bespoke skincare plan for your individual concerns/needs. Please feel free to book a consultation at our Skin Clinic. Our Skin specialists at Venus Health and Beauty will gladly create a bespoke treatment or skincare plan to meet your skin concerns. Please feel free to get in touch via phone at 01483 762535 or email us at enquiries@venushealthandbeauty.co.uk.

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