Taking care of your skin, body and mind during Winter
- Skin + Wellness
As the winter season approaches, it brings with it a unique set of challenges for our skin, mind, and body. The cold, dry air, reduced sunlight, and holiday stress can all take a toll on our overall well-being. However, with a little extra care and attention, you can thrive during the winter months. Here are some tips to help you take care of your skin, mind, body, and overall wellness during this chilly season.
Hydrate Your Skin:
The cold air can be harsh on your skin, leading to dryness and irritation. To combat this, use a moisturiser that suits your skin type. Consider using a heavier moisturiser for added protection. Don’t forget to apply lip balm to prevent chapped lips. The Hydrafacial is a great way to deeply hydrate your skin from within, we can make your Hydrafacial bespoke to your skin and the colder months.
While it’s essential to hydrate your skin externally, it’s equally important to stay hydrated from within. Drink plenty of water to keep your skin moisturised and healthy. Herbal teas and warm water with lemon can also help combat the winter chill.
Protect Your Skin from the Sun:
Even during the winter months, harmful UV rays can penetrate the clouds and damage your skin. Make sure to apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 when spending time outdoors, especially if you’re engaging in winter sports.
Practice Mindfulness and Relaxation:
The holiday season can be stressful, so it’s crucial to take time for yourself. Engage in mindfulness practices such as meditation, deep breathing, or yoga to reduce stress and improve your mental well-being. These practices can help you stay centered and calm amidst the chaos.
Get Regular Exercise:
Physical activity is an excellent way to boost your mood and stay active during the winter months. Whether you prefer indoor workouts like pilates or a SPN class with friends(we LOVE pilates at the moment) or outdoor activities like running, staying active can help combat the winter blues.
A good night’s sleep is essential for overall well-being. Aim for 7-9 hours of quality sleep each night. A consistent sleep schedule and a comfortable sleep environment can help you achieve better sleep during the colder months.
Stay Socially Connected:
It’s easy to hibernate during the winter, but maintaining social connections is crucial for your mental health. Plan gatherings with friends and loved ones so you have events to look forward to and that get you in the Christmas spirit
Take time to indulge in self-care activities like reading, taking long baths, or enjoying a warm cup of coffee from your favourite coffee shop. Self-care can provide comfort and relaxation during the colder months.
Remember that everyone’s needs are different, so listen to your body and make adjustments as necessary to ensure a happy and healthy winter season.