Harsh environmental conditions such as cold, windy or dry weather cause chaos with any exposed skin leaving it dry, dull, flaky and sometimes even more sensitive, and nobody wants that.
Here are some quick tips on how the Physio Radiance Visage+ facial device and Extreme Antioxidant Serum, when used in combination, will counteract the dehydrating effects of winter and dry, damaged skin. This simple technique is also very effective against the signs of aging and great for anyone with a dull complexion. It even helps smooth uneven skin tone and wrinkles while remaining gentle on sensitive skin. Used in combination, these two excellent products will improve your skin to a radiant glow and leave it smoother and firmer.
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What Does the Weather Do to Skin?
Wild winters and dry summers draw moisture into the air and environment which in turn suck moisture out of your skin. Hot showers and baths further rob the skin of its moisture and oils while frequent wiping away of sweat or a runny nose also leave skin dry and vulnerable.
As skin loses its moisture, the outer layer begins to feel dry, itchy and tight. Untreated, this contributes to fine lines and wrinkles on the face and the formation of hard/rough areas on the hands, feet and joints which eventually lead to calluses, cracks and unsightly wounds that risk infection.
How to Counteract Dry Skin
Protecting skin from cold weather requires more than just moisturiser. Here are some tips to help your skin recover faster while giving you a beautiful glow. For this, I recommend the Physio Radiance Visage+ facial device and Extreme Antioxidant Serum.
Gently wash face. Wash the face with lukewarm water and Physio Radiance Emulsion Cleanser. Avoid hot or very warm water, it feels good but unnecessarily strips natural oil from the skin. Use only lukewarm water to retain as much oil on the skin as possible.
Restore moisture balance. Hydrate skin immediately as any cleaning will remove some of the moisture your skin needs. Hydrate the skin by applying Physio Radiance Remineralizing Toner Lotion for restored hydration balance.
Intensive moisture care with Visage+ and Extreme Antioxidant Serum. Apply ample amount of Extreme Antioxidant Serum over neck and face. This is a luxurious, light serum that contains natural moisturising active ingredients with deep-moisturising triglycerides, hydrating Sunflower seed oil, Borage oil and Rosemary leaf extract to soothe skin with optimal hydration and reduce fine lines and improve skin resilience and firmness.
Turn on your Physio Radiance Visage+ and set to M (Moisturising) with Red LED light to infuse the Extreme Antioxidant Serum into the deeper levels of the skin. Gently treat and massage your face and neck with the device using rotating motions. Start from the chin then move to one side of the cheek then up to the nose area then to the forehead and down the other side of the cheek. Continue until you are back to the chin. Repeat the procedure for three (3) minutes.
Gently massage the face after this procedure for an extra moisture boosting effect and a face lift too.
Bonus Skin Tips
- Heating systems as well as air-conditioners tend to dry out the air in a room, so consider installing a humidifier, particularly in your bedroom, to put moisture back into the air and prevent your skin from drying out.
- Overnight moisturiser. Exposed areas like hands, feet, elbows and knees have thin skin and tend to lose moisture faster than other areas on the body. Apply Extreme Antioxidant Serum over these areas at night to seal in moisture until morning.
- Drink water. We drink less water in winter because we turn to hot drinks like cocoa and tea, but don’t forget that your skin needs hydrating from the inside, out as much as from the outside, in. It is recommended to drink 2 – 3 litres of alkaline water with a slice of lemon or InOcean drops. This has a refreshing effect on the whole body while hydrating the skin at the same time.
- Dietary supplements. Reduce stress, support your skin and boost your immune system with a healthy diet, regular exercise and a great dietary supplement. Firstly. consider a few extra fruit and veggie smoothies to give yourself added vitamins and antioxidants. As a dietary supplement, take Olé Olive Leaf Extract which contains zinc and a huge amount of Vitamin C to support the healthy production of collagen and elastin while seriously boosting your immune system. Also consider an Omega-3 supplement or consume more fatty fish and flaxseed to give your skin the building blocks it needs to remain supple and smooth.