The weather has a huge effect on the health of our skin. When it's too hot or dry outside, our skin lets us know, and the sun is not the only thing that can cause damage, the cold, rain and wind plays its part as well. Skin is the largest organ the body has, and it's extremely vulnerable to external elements like heat, cold and moisture. The skin is the outer layer that we expect to the world every day, and we all want to keep it looking as nice and healthy as we possibly can. With each new season, there comes new skin concerns.
Legs and other body parts have probably covered up through the cold winter months and ignored, but come springtime when the days start to become warmer, it's time to think about shaving and waxing again! Make sure you prepare the skin before you start removing any hair, so that you do not get any razor burns, rashes or irritations. In spring, even weak the sun, sun exposure can still cause sunburn which increases the risk of premature skin aging and skin cancer, so always apply sun cream.
We all hope for a nice hot summer, but it brings problems that we should become aware of. Summer is the time for outdoor activities, and as we enjoy barbecues, picnics and visits to the beach, most of the time we are spending this time outside in the sun. Over-exposure to the sun can lead to sunburn but it can also cause facial damage, such as fine lines, wrinkles and uneven skin pigmentation. If you do not wear sunglasses you will find yourself squinting in the sunshine, causing unwanted wrinkles around the eyes! The body tend to get dehydrated during the summer and this shows up on the skin, so drinking plenty of fluids is a must. Some skin conditions such as rosacea can also be worsened by sun exposure, however, some sunlight is good for acne. To protect your skin from the sun, you should always use a high factor sun cream.
When the summer is over and the cold, wet, windy, autumnal weather arrives, it's not only unpleasant, it can also be harmful to the skin, leaving it feeling drier, tighter and dull. The hands and face get exposed to the cold and wind the most, therefore, taking good care of these body parts is essential. Moisturiser applied to the skin twice a day is advisable and wearing gloves when out and about will protect them from drying out. Get into the habit of putting body lotion over the entire body straight after a shower and this will act as a barrier and keep the moisture in your skin.
Winter is one of the worst times for the skin, with icy cold temperatures, low humidity and cold wind wreaking havoc on the face and body. In winter, there are freezing temperatures outside and the central heating turned up inside, extremes leading to chapped lips, sore red patches and flaky skin becoming a daily occurrence. The winter months bring harsh, cold winds that irritate the delicate skin on our face and hands, stripping the skin of natural oils. Exfoliate regularly as a buildup of dead skin can cause dull lifeless skin, so it's important to exfoliate at least once a week to rejuvenate and show fresh new skin. It's important to keep the skin hydrated, so after exfoliating, apply a moisturizer, making sure you apply morning and night. Skin conditions like eczema and rosacea can flare up in colder weather.
Squinting in the sunshine and scrunching up the face against the blustery wind and rain, can cause the undesired appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Women and men can both benefit from botox treatments, helping to keep the wrinkles at bay!
Cosmetic procedures such as botox, dermal fillers and other face enhancement treatments can help you say goodbye to those wrinkles. Botox has been around for many years and works by relaxing muscles in the face, which when they contract can cause facial lines. Botox corrects the fine lines, crows feet around the eyes, frown lines on the forehead and the horizontal lines that appear when you look up.