7 Beauty Tips For Glowing Skin This Winter

Keeping your skin glowing, especially during the winter months can be difficult. The cold weather and low humidity levels lead to dry air, which tightens your skin and steals all of the moisture out of it. This can result in cracked and rough skin texture which is further exacerbated by the hot, dry air that usually comes from indoor heaters. For this reason, we summed up the 7 most effective ways to protect your skin this winter and get that summer glow even in the colder months!

1. Use An Oil Based Moisturizer

Rather than using a water based skin moisturizer, try opting for the oil-based version, as it will help keep your skin hydrated and nourished for a longer period of time. It is also better to look for more natural ingredients as some chemicals, such as ones derived from petroleum for example, can dry out your skin incredibly fast, especially in harsh conditions.

2. Keep Active

Regardless of how cold and dark it may be outside, put in the effort to exercise at least once a day. In summer we feel better and our skin is usually a lot healthier because we spend more time outdoors doing things. So get out of bed and get active, whether that’s walking, cycling or a gym class it will make sure that you maintain your natural radiance. You skin and body will thank you for it.

3. Drink Water

In the colder months, people generally tend to consumer less water as we reach for warmer drinks such as coffee and hot chocolates. Ensuring that you still get your daily-required amount of water will help your skin to be revitalized and glow from the inside out. Warm water with honey or lemon is a great way to get your water intake and also keep warm.

4. Exfoliate

As we talked about in our article on dull skin and how to fight it, using a gentle exfoliator daily helps remove any dry, dead skin cells. This allows all of your other skincare efforts such as moisturizing, toning or even facials to absorb the beneficial vitamins a lot better, leading to more healthy, glowing skin.

5. Humidify

As mentioned above, indoor heating is usually a culprit for your skin, as it’s completely dry air, which unfortunately does extract all the moisture from within your skin. That’s why now might be a good time to invest in a humidifier, as it will help keep your skin hydrated, ensuring that it is soft and plump. Plus there are other benefits to humidifiers, such as being able to use different oils in them to help you relax and they are also known to aid with cold symptoms.

6. Wear SPF

Winter sun is just as damaging as summer sun so ensuring that you are constantly protecting your skin from the rays is a sure way to help you have more glowing, clear skin. Sun damage is very difficult to reverse and the cold weather should not deter you from applying sunscreen before or after your moisturizer.

7. Get a HydraFacial

If you have been trying your best to look after your skin and yet it’s still feeling dry and textured or if you have been too busy and skincare has been getting pushed to the backburner, it might be worth looking into a HydraFacial service. A facial like that will help remove all impurities from your skin, whilst also feeding it nutritious serums which will help your skin be less textured, clearer and more glowing.

Plus, it’s extremely soothing and it doesn’t irritate the skin, both of which are crucial factors to consider during winter. If you’d like more information and to find out how it can be altered to your specific skin type, please don’t hesitate to book a consultation with one of our friendly therapists today.

Taking care of your skin both on the outside and on the inside is highly important to ensuring you maintain glowing, plump, healthy skin even as the temperature drops. Follow our easy tips and you will see a change in your skin appearance and texture in no time!

Are You Too Busy For Oral Health?

In this day and age, we understand that you are constantly busy. Your to-do list seems to never end and you doubt you can squeeze anything else into your already over-crammed schedule. Especially something like going to the dentist gets pushed back on the list of priorities.

That’s why this year, for Dental Health Week (7th till the 13th of August) the Australian Dental Association (ADA) is focusing on oral heath for busy lives!

16% of Australians claim that the reason they don’t go to a dentist is because they have no time and are too busy.

However, not looking after your oral health can lead to long-term damages that will only require more time out of your busy routine rather than if you just keep up with your oral health everyday. That’s why the ADA made a four-point list of the most important, simple things you can do every day to ensure you aren’t required to spend more time on your oral health in the future.

1) It may be obvious but it’s brushing your teeth for at least two minutes, twice a day. The key here is to understand the importance of the right toothpaste and the right toothbrush. It’s recommended that you use a soft bristle toothbrush, as harsher ones can cause damage to your gums.

Plus, when you are looking at the huge variety of toothpastes available it’s important to choose one that contains fluoride in it. Fluoride helps to strengthen your teeth, making them more resistant to sugar and acid, saving you from decay.

2) The second tip is to incorporate flossing at least once a day into your routine. The most important thing here however, is to do the flossing correctly. It’s best to ask your dentist to show you the correct flossing technique, as you don’t want to end up damaging your gums. Plus flossing correctly can save you time as you won’t be worrying about what and how you’re meant to be doing it. Another option to save time is to floss using a floss threader or a floss pick, as they are simpler to maneuver.

3) To make sure you have optimum oral heath the third tip is to eat healthy and have less sugary food and drinks. Sugar is the single, biggest cause of tooth decay so limiting it as much as possible will save you future oral heath issues and it doesn’t require you to invest any extra time into your day. Plus eating healthy has a huge number of other benefits such as giving you more energy, allowing you to be more focused and feeling less stressed.

4) Finally the fourth tip is to visit your dentist at least once a year. Although this would take a little more time out of your day, it can save you from developing tooth problems that you yourself might not be able to detect. Across our three clinics we have opening hours as early as 8:00am and as late as 6pm to accommodate your busy working lifestyle. We are also open on Saturdays for those who have absolutely no time during the working week.

Finding the time to look after your teeth today, can save you a lot of time and money in the future. By just giving five minutes a day to your oral heath, you can prevent serious tooth problems, so follow the four tips and book an appointment with your dentist today.