Amy Lamb of AL Medical Aesthetics & Wellness tells you how to nurture your body and skin during the cold season.

Winter is a season that brings joy and festivities but it also presents unique challenges to our overall well-being. Winter wellness is essential for both men and women and while some skincare and aesthetic treatments may vary based on individual needs, the core principles remain the same:

Reduced sunlight exposure leads to decreased synthesis of vitamin D in the body. Vitamin D plays a vital role in bone health, immune function, and mood regulation. To compensate for this deficiency, individuals can consume vitamin D rich foods such as fatty fish, fortified dairy products, and dietary supplements. If needed, consult a healthcare professional such as myself for guidance on appropriate supplementation – contact us to take our Vitamin D Assessment.

Cold winter air lacks moisture, leading to dry and dehydrated skin. To combat this, you should adapt your skincare routine accordingly. Hydration is key and using a rich moisturiser with ingredients like hyaluronic acid can help retain moisture. Additionally, incorporating a gentle exfoliation routine can remove dead skin cells and promote a brighter complexion. The use of in-clinic treatments like a hydrafacial is perfect for this, and as the darker nights creep in then there’s no better time to consider a chemical peel (after all the festivities of course). Finally, it’s still crucial to protect your skin from harsh winds and low humidity by using a broad-spectrum sunscreen – the sun is still high in the sky and ageing us as we speak!

Winter is filled with festive events, Christmas and New Year, where people want to look and feel their best. It is essential to prepare in advance to achieve desired results. Regular exercise, a balanced diet, and adequate sleep are fundamental for overall well-being and these are all the things we often don’t get to do at this time of year. So, if this sounds like you then be sure to plan ahead and make yourself a priority.

At our clinic, we offer aesthetic treatments to provide people with options to enhance their facial appearance during winter. These treatments are suitable for both men and women. Some popular treatments include:

 

  • Skin boosters: these injectable treatments improve skin hydration and elasticity, enhancing overall skin quality and reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Botulinum toxin: injections which temporarily relax facial muscles, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, particularly on the forehead and around the eyes.
  • Radiofrequency: This non-invasive treatment uses electromagnetic energy to stimulate collagen production, resulting in tighter and firmer skin. We pair ours with microneedling for amazing collagen inducing results.
  • High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU): HIFU delivers focused ultrasound energy to specific areas working at the deeper muscle layers to tighten and lift.

 

Still not sure?

After the success of our summer wellness event we thought ‘why not do it again?!’

Join us Sunday 19th November 2-4pm at Ladybridge Connect.

We will be joined by Alumier MD, Hannah Gregan from Mind Map mentality discussing mindset and mental wellbeing, I will be there to talk to you all about the importance of nutritional support, supplementation and any medical aesthetics and Lyndsay will be on hand to advise on all at home and in-clinic skin needs.