The wind is howling, rain is dashing down, and many of us are feeling pretty miserable with the significant lack of sunshine. It is a significant fact that people in the Northern Hemisphere demonstrate more illnesses associated with a lack of Vitamin D than anywhere else in the world. Long winters, shorter days, and cold weather; it is getting a bit chilly outside, and the autumn wardrobe comes out: snuggly jumpers, scarves, gloves, hats, and maybe a new coat. No matter how much we protect ourselves from the weather, our skin takes a toll, and as such, it is really important to step up the pampering!
Moisturizing is absolutely key to skin health. We know that skin cells die off on a regular basis, but without regular care, skin becomes dry and sallow. It is even more important to follow a strict moisturizing regime in the autumn and winter months to keep skin soft and supple, and let’s face it; who doesn’t like a gorgeous long soak in the bath followed by a top-to-toe moisturizing session? While women have long been advertised as moisturizing faces and hands on a daily basis, in the last five years, men have been encouraged to follow suit. What is more attractive than soft, fresh skin?
Use specific moisturizers for your face, hands, and feet. These are usually more intensive as not only is the skin in these areas different from the rest of the body, but these areas are more exposed to the elements. Your hands, face, and neck should be moisturized morning and night and after exposure to rain, cold air, or strong winds
Exfoliate thoroughly in your bath or shower to remove dead skin cells, leaving smoother, more even skin. Moisturize thoroughly, massaging in small circles from your neck down to your ankles with a lotion to suit your skin type and preference.
By keeping your skin soft and smooth, your gorgeous summer tan will remain for longer. Dry skin reflects light and sheds off more quickly, resulting in a shallow tan that does not last, whereas well-moisturized skin absorbs light and encourages a deeper, darker color which lasts much longer.
Veranda Sun stocks fantastic lotions to extend your tan that, with regular use, can enhance the condition of your skin and protect against the colder weather. Ask in-store about our six luscious options, not forgetting that nearly all tanning lotions are on sale. So, while there is freezing weather outside, keep the moisture going on your skin in the warm inside!