Don’t let the cool air fool you, the sun’s rays can be just as strong in September to January as they are in August. No matter the season, it’s never too late to get healthy, glowing skin while also keeping it safe from the sun.
Care and hydration
Start with the basics; make sure that your skin is in good shape. Know your skin type and the specific type of care it requires. Proper exfoliation, hydration and moisturising are three essentials to keeping a strong, healthy base for your skin. For starters, try ZO Level 1 Daily Skin Care Program which can be the perfect skin care system for any skin type with no major skin issues. This system contains an Exfoliating Cleanser, Exfoliating Polish, Daily Power Defence moisturiser and tinted sunscreen & primer SPF 30. This is the absolute essential for any skin care program with opportunity to add in additional products as and when needed to target more specific skin issues.
When skin is well-hydrated, it is more plump and resilient. When there is adequate water from inside and out the skin looks healthier and more vibrant and is less prone to wrinkles. It is important to drink lots of fluids throughout the day for best results. You’ve probably heard that drinking six to eight glasses of water a day is a good idea but you may need more or less depending on your activity level. Coffee and sodas do not count as water because they contain caffeine which is a diuretic, meaning that they draw water out of your system and your skin.
With your healthy base, make sure you always protect your skin no matter what the season. If you can, avoid direct sun exposure when the rays are strongest (between 10:00am and 4:00pm). However, if you know you’ll be in those rays, try Jan Marini Antioxidant Daily Face Protectant SPF30. This lightweight daily SPF contains oil absorbing partials to not only eliminate the feeling of heavy or oily sunscreen but to also absorb oil over time, giving continued oil control with a matte finish. It is available un-tinted or in 3 tinted colours so you can wear it as a tinted moisturiser too.
If you find that your skin is dry or damaged and lacking in luminosity there are some fabulous treatments to check out.
Our top 5 Facial skin repair treatments:
- Restylane Skin Boosters
Restylane Skin Boosters work to improve the skin’s overall quality by boosting hydration levels deep inside the skin and increasing its smoothness, elasticity and firmness resulting in healthy skin with a beautiful glow. Skin booster treatments help to revitalise, nourish and hydrate the skin and are clinically proven for treatment of the face, neck, décolletage and hands. They are specially formulated to provide deep skin hydration and nourishment and are suitable for almost all skin types to help increase hydration and skin quality.
- Venus Viva
Venus Viva is a breakthrough in facial rejuvenation using FDA approved and clinically proven NanoFractional RF™ and SmartScan™ technology with the aim of providing an enhanced heating process through the skin with minimal discomfort and down time. Suitable for almost all skin types, it can treat and improve facial skin texture by refining skin and pores, smoothing lines and wrinkles, addressing skin laxity to the face, jowls, neck and chin, reduce acne scarring leading to a clearer and healthier complexion and balance pigmentation irregularities.
- Silhouette Soft Thread Lift
Silhouette Soft Thread Lift is a new rejuvenation treatment with a double-action lifting and collagen regeneration effect, which uses innovative technology with the aim of redefining the face, restoring volume and reducing wrinkles. It aims to enable an instant natural lift and contouring to the face and neck using re-absorbable threads which can be used to lift the soft tissues of the face and neck, offering a temporary solution to sagging tissues and skin laxity. By stimulating the natural production of collagen in the ensuing months, it provides an excellent regenerating effect with long lasting, natural results.
- Anti-Wrinkle Injections
Anti-Wrinkle Injections are a massively popular rejuvenation treatment that can work by temporarily reducing the contractions of the muscles that cause persistent lines and wrinkles to the upper face; specifically the forehead, glabella and crows feet; by relaxing the underlying muscles.
- Juvederm Voluma
Juvederm Voluma is an injectable hyaluronic volumiser that aims to re-contour the mid sections of the face to restore youthful volume to the cheek, cheekbone and chin areas. Patients should notice a return of soft, full cheeks and firm, high cheekbones of youth, together with smoother jowls and a firmer chin. It has a higher hyaluronic-acid content than the more traditional standard dermal filers, which makes it thicker in consistency and is also cross-linked to make it more difficult to break down. These two factors ensure its longevity and treatment results can be expected to last for 12-18 months.