How The Weather Change Can Affect Your Skin | Winter Skin
Although it’s only just arrived, it’s hard to remember what 2020 looked like before we plunged headfirst into autumn. With the days of endless sun and warmer temperatures becoming far-off memories as crispy leaves and scents of pumpkin spice fight to keep us on our toes, you might find that the rising bitterness and darkening skies of the year’s third season are beginning to play host to changes that affect so much more than just the number on the weather forecast.
As well as fewer hours of daylight and an increase in cold weather, autumn is also responsible for triggering several recognisable skin problems, ranging from those which are more common to fully-fledged medical concerns such as eczema and rosacea. But just why does this happen and how can we help you get your skin back to where it needs to be? Find out more below!
The after-effects of the summer
We’re cheating a bit here, but hear us out. Following on from a long summer spent outside – even if this was just in the comfort of your own back garden during lockdown – your skin will be rife with all manner of sun damage, whether this appears in the form of freckles, uneven tone and texture or a more distinguishable condition such as melasma. And whilst the autumn probably shouldn’t do much to make these blemishes any worse, it certainly won’t help you to look upon them any more favourably! You can also reduce your chances of being affected by any lingering sunlight with the daily use of a suitable SPF.
Thanks to the bracing cold and winds that can often show no sign of letting up, our skin can fall on hard times as soon as autumn rears its breezier head, much to the displeasure of body parts such as the face, lips and hands. And if we don’t take the proper precautions at this time – switching up our skincare routine, embracing those moisture-boosting ingredients, resisting the temptation to whack the thermostat up – it won’t be long before we welcome the unholy trio of dryness, flakiness and irritation onto the skin across all areas of our body.
Exposing the skin to higher water temperatures when washing or showering can also make matters much worse, so make sure you’re limiting the time you spend in the cubicle in the coming months.
Characterised by inflammation and patches of dryness, eczema can be a year-round skin ailment but its symptoms tend to worsen in autumn and winter. This is because ramped-up skincare regimes, warmer showers, increased reliance on central heating and general exposure to cold, damp and wet conditions can cause our flare-ups to go full throttle!
Wrapping up to brave the outdoors can also prove to be a double-edged sword, as although you won’t be as likely to feel the chill, you could cause yourself to overheat – a major trigger for the appearance of eczema. The smells and scents of September and beyond can also lead to similar problems, with seasonal aromas and festive fragrances often brimming with enough irritants and allergens to make for a very uncomfortable end to the year for those affected.
How we can help
There may well be a number of things you can do to ensure you reduce your chances of your skin becoming damaged in the milder weather but if you feel that it’s too late to reverse the worst effects of the season, then you’ve come to the right place.
At North West Aesthetics, we offer a selection of chemical peels to help you bring these conditions and concerns under control and give you the confidence you need to embrace one of the most unforgiving times of the year with open arms. With three facial peels to choose from – each designed to alleviate a plethora of undesirable symptoms including hyperpigmentation, sun damage and inflammation – you’ll be spoilt for choice when booking in for a treatment. And we wouldn’t have it any other way.
To restore some much-needed radiance, brightness and consistency to your complexion today, call us on 01942 909 003 or visit our website.