You might not associate winter with dryness – after all, it’s a pretty damp and wet season – but the truth is it’s even more drying on skin than summertime.
If you’ve spent time and money having anti wrinkle injections, fillers, Profhilo and other treatments, you might be wondering what’s causing your face to lose it’s dewy glow and how it can be restored.
Tis the season to party
Parties certainly peak this time of year as every weekend in the run-up to Christmas is filled with a burst of social outings. Without realising, all the extra alcohol consumed, junk food and sugar can lead to acne breakouts, rosacea and dryness which can make fine lines and wrinkles more visible.
Lots of people will also be wearing more and taking off less when it comes to makeup; they will arrive home late and go straight to bed leaving makeup on their face all night. This is an open invitation for bacteria, clogged pores, breakouts, and blackheads.
Restless night, holy night
All these social obligations and parties, and burning the candle at both ends, usually results in poor quality sleep. Inadequate sleep raises your cortisol levels. This hormone then triggers inflammation, which breaks down the proteins that keep your skin smooth and glowing. Having quality sleep also prompts the production of collagen, so over time a lack of sleep will lead to dark circles, eye bags, fine lines and a pale complexion – leaving you with a ‘resting grinch face’.