Why do I get dry skin in the Winter?
In the colder months, more people suffer from dry skin in the UK. The air is drier in the winter, which predisposes to evaporation of moisture from the skin’s surface. The cold outdoor air and the dry indoor heating systems commonly used in the UK exacerbate this issue. These environmental conditions decrease the skin’s natural moisture content, leading to dryness, flakiness, and tightness.
Frequent temperature fluctuations between cold outdoor environments and heated indoor spaces can disrupt the skin’s natural barrier function. This can compromise the skin’s ability to retain moisture, making it more susceptible to dryness and irritation. This lipid barrier helps seal in moisture to protect the skin from external stressors, but if weakened, it allows water to escape and irritants to penetrate more easily.
How can I prevent dry skin in the Winter?
Skin needs extra hydration and support to maintain the skin barrier this time of year. If the barrier is broken down, it will need even more TLC to help repair the problem.
Here at Cheshire Lasers, we have various SOS home treatments specially formulated to address these problems. With daily use, they can treat or prevent the problems you encounter this time of year. Find out more about our SOS products here.
Using a humidifier at home can help increase indoor humidity levels, counteracting the effects of dry heating systems.
Consider changing your cleansers to something more gentle avoiding perfumes and stronger acids.
We also recommend our Winter pHformula Facials.
What does the Winter SOS Hydrating Facial Involve?
Step 1: Cleanse EXFO Cleanse
Step 2: Skin is primed to improve the absorption of the active ingredients.
Step 3: Optional: LED Light Therapy for 25 minutes for a Deluxe Treatment
Step 4: Gentle skin resurfacing treatment depending on your skin type: SP Complex, Dermabrasion Cream, CR Complex 1-2 or INSTANT Mask
Step 5: Mask to suit your skin type: SOS Sheet Mask, HYDRA Gel Mask, or Advanced Peel-Off Mask.
Step 6: Vita C Boost Treatment
Step 7: POST Recovery Cream
Step 8: SPF
November 2023 Offer
After your treatment, you will receive a mini Winter SOS homecare kit worth £22 comprising EXFO Cleanse 20ml, SOS Oil 2ml, Vita B 2ml sample, SOS Repair 2ml Sample and an SOS Sheet Mask worth £22.