Embrace Great Skincare as part of Your Beauty Routine
There’s no doubt that there are many benefits to sunny weather – after all, vitamin D is great for your skin and just being outside a bit more during the Summer months can make your day that much happier.
But as the long, cold Irish Winter looms and the time comes for considering your skincare options in the months ahead, especially with the heatwaves we’ve been experiencing, you can often be left with dry skin through Autumn and into the harsh Winter months, or even spots thanks to liberal applications of sun cream not suitable for your face during any last-gasp summer holidays to top up on that tan for the Winter!
If you’re struggling to get that perfect no-makeup-required skin for the coming months, then choosing professional skincare services can offer you an excellent way to improve the condition of your skin without getting hot and bothered trying to find the right choice for you. Choosing to visit a beauty salon specialising in seasonal skin treatment is literally putting your face in the hands of the experts, ensuring your skin will be beautiful and glowing in no time, regardless of the weather outside.
Let our comprehensive guide to some of the treatments available to you over the Winter months and our tips on what to expect depending on your skin type help you decide on a course of action to keep you looking at feeling at your natural best and avoid the need to hibernate for fear of a dreaded Winter blemish or breakout!
Relax with skin-boosting facials
One of the great advantages of opting for a beauty salon facial is that you get to sit back, relax and let someone else do the work for you – leaving you with soft, supple and Winter-ready skin while you decompress and enjoy being pampered, like our hero Khaleesi here in her pomp!
If your skin is in need of a pick-me-up just in time for your Halloween party, an upcoming wedding or the office Christmas party, then a facial can allow you time to keep cool, relax and take time out for yourself.
Go makeup-free for stunning Winter skin
Makeup can often be the last thing you want to wear in cold weather – it can seem like another chore on the cold, dark mornings and mightn’t react too well with central heating in the home or office. Instead, opt to keep your skin clear with eyebrow shaping and tinting, giving you the perfect no-makeup makeup look for the coldest season.
Combine professional eye care with great skincare treatment and your skin can achieve some stunning natural results. There’s a reason that these treatments are among the most popular beauty treatments in Ireland when Jack Frost comes calling!
Self-treat with a range of skin-boosting products
Of course, there are many great natural creams and oils on the market which you can pick up online or in a range of high street and specialist stores. We stock the fabulous Skinboosters by Juliette Armand and OxyGenio skincare ranges here in our salon but we’re huge fans of the Essential Oils rage also, and here’s some advice on the best ones to get you through the Winter months looking great on a budget.
Choose the best skincare options for your skin type
It’s no secret that a lot of conventional beauty moisturisers are packed with chemicals and parabens, causing more harm than good to our faces. Clogged pores and a dried out face are only the beginnings of the problems you will run into when using beauty products with no natural ingredients.
Thankfully, as the Irish beauty industry moves in a more natural, holistic direction, more and more people rely on natural and essential oils to properly nourish their skin. Not only do they form the basis of our hugely therapeutic oil massages, oils are rich in vitamins, which rejuvenate the skin for that healthy glow. They are also rich in fatty acids, which help with inflammation and blemishes throughout the cold of Winter.
The beauty of oils as a Winter skincare remedy is that they won’t leave your face feeling greasy or dry, but smooth, hydrated and busting with natural vitamins. Here are some of the best oils we recommend for Winter skincare to look out for and apply according to your skin type.
Oils for Dry Skin
Almond Oil is filled with Vitamin A, a vital ingredient for people who suffer from eczema, psoriasis and other skin-drying diseases. Almond oil is very popular with massage therapists because of its odourless scent and lightweight application.
Hemp seed oil
Hemp seed oil is another one that is very rich in Vitamins A, B and C. Particularly Vitamin B, which improves the epidermis, the outermost layer of skin that is more prone to become flaky and dry. This oil is also very light and has a comedogenic rating of zero, meaning it will not clog your pores. Hemp seed oil is very helpful for people who suffer from acne.
Oils For Oily Skin (yes, they exist!)
Jojoba oil is also a lightweight carrier that can drastically improve your skin. The natural makeup of the oil is almost identical to that of our skin’s natural sebum. Using it is an efficient way to balance out the natural oils your skin produces, as it stops the excessive build-up of oil. The only downside to this oil is that it will produce a ‘purge’ of all the toxins in your skin, bringing everything up to the surface again before it clears it all out.
Oils for Mature Skin
Rosehip Seed Oil
This may be one of the most versatile oils of them all, as it derives from an extremely potent healing plant. Rosehip seed oil has been called the anti-ageing oil as it is rich in Vitamin C and A, aiding in a brighter looking complexion that also restores elasticity. It can be used all over the body, and even on your hair for magnificent results.
Not only are these oils environmentally-friendly, they are also extremely beneficial to any person’s beauty routine. Oils are a lighter, gentle and more natural alternative to conventional moisturisers which can prove more harsh throughout the colder months as you skin does battle with the elements.
If you’re keen to learn more about the art of embracing oils as part of your Winter beauty regimen, check out this awesome video guide from the amazing Michelle Phan before jumping in!
So, regardless of your skin type, there really is something for everyone here at Araya Beauty. If you’re looking to get perfect skin these cold and windy days ahead, whether it’s through a relaxing facial, a great skincare routine or simply face-framing grooming that lasts even on the harshest of freezin’ cold days, we’re the experts you know!