Springwell Clinic’s Lockdown Guide to Glowing Skin
Now is the perfect time to embark upon a plan to have glowing skin for when we come out of lockdown. Spring is upon us but we are still up for a little bit of pampering. So why not use the coming evenings to start a pamper programme with SW Skincare.
Our skin needs looking after now more than ever and all sorts of strange things are happening – breakouts, redness, dryness – so stop and take stock of what we need to do. It’s been such a tough year but how can we look good when we come out of this pandemic?
There is no doubt that we have probably spent a lot more time at home this year and as a result are lacking that wonder drug – Vitamin D. There is evidence to show that lack of sunlight can lead to an increased risk of dermatitis. Until the sun starts to shine, you can increase your Vitamin D with a good quality supplement. A good balanced diet is very important as well, eating lots of fruit and vegetables and drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day. Central heating doesn’t help our skins either at this time of year, it causes even more dehydration and leads to dry flaking skin so keep away from those radiators! At least we can soon turn them down a little.
Your daily skincare routine is vital especially as you may not get to see your skin specialists face to face for a while longer.
Skincare routine is key:
Looking into the zoom camera you may have noticed pigmentation you didn’t know you had. We are also wearing less make up! So there is a need for a brightening serum to reduce the dark patches that we see appearing. SW Illuminate Skin Brightening Serum is the perfect treatment serum for this applied daily. Always put your SPF 50 over the top.
Always an important part of your regime but if your skin is feeling extra dry now apply some intense hydration. The best way to do this is with an increased application of a humectant that has all the best ingredients to give the skin a good drink - SW H200 Endurance Hydrator.
Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Increasing cell turnover and regular exfoliation is critical to creating rejuvenated skin and this can be done in several ways employing a variety of ingredients. Ingredients like Vitamin A and Glycolic Acid will help renew the appearance of dull skin. The upper layer will be removed revealing bright plump skin beneath - SW Glycolic Wash and Active Night Repair.
Protection from the elements is key to achieving youthful skin even in the winter. So it is vital to apply an SPF every day, and to make that protection even more effective use with an antioxidant, as they work hand in hand to protect your skin against photodamage and environmental damage from free radical exposure - SW SPF 50.
Uneven and Rough Skin
We all want to smooth the appearance of our complexion to eradicate signs of ageing like fine lines and wrinkles and skin laxity. Ingredients that perform this miracle include Glycolic acid and Vitamin A as well as peptides, so if you already are using SW Glycolic wash add in H20 as the peptides will increase your collagen and elastin, making the skin look younger and more elastic - SW Glycolic Wash, Daily Active Serum and H200.
Skin loses its elasticity with age, sadly, and we need to help strengthen the supportive proteins that give structure to the skin layers. Many ingredients can perform this function but the most effective at doing this are peptides which can be found in abundance in H20. In addition this offers extra hydration and calms inflammation so a great performer at all levels - SW H200.
The last thing we need at this time of year is an unsightly break out, so prevention is better than cure. Cleansing morning and night together with ingredients to refine pores and reduce bacteria and inflammation are needed - SW Glycolic Wash, Daily Active Serum and Active Night Repair.
Our eyes are often forgotten and need extra care as the skin is so much thinner around the eye orbit than the rest of the face. So this area needs rejuvenation and thickening from alpha hydroxy acids found in our eye cream which also has a magic extra ingredient to smooth out the appearance of the crow’s feet - SW Intensive Eye Serum.
So the combination for the final finish should include a good cleanser, an exfoliator, a protector, a hydrator and a great night cream so anti lockdown blues – here is your perfect skincare package. SW Glycolic Wash, Daily Active Serum, SPF 50 and Active Night Cream.
Our Marlow clinic is open 6 days a week:
Monday – 9am to 8pm
Tuesday to Friday – 9am to 5:30pm
Saturday – 10am to 2pm
Sunday – Closed
Appointments 01628 308 060