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Take care of your skin

As we delve deep into winter and the Christmas party season, it’s easy to forget about your skin health. The cold weather outside and the hot, dry central heating inside can cause skin to dry out and lose its glow. The skin often becomes dry and irritated.

The harsh weather can strip the skin’s natural protective barrier, creating gaps in the outer-most layer, allowing water to escape and irritants to get in. The dry environment may be responsible for the itchy sensations, as the inflammatory response kicks in and releases histamines. It can exacerbate inflammatory skin problems such as rosacea, eczema, ichthyosis, and psoriasis, which suffer an impaired barrier function.

But fear not, we’ve got some great skin health tips from our experts in the China Fleet Barn Spa Beauty. The team here understand skin, how best to take care of it and offer specialist treatments too – why not add some to your Christmas list?

Back to Basics – start with a creamy, soap-free cleanser, a hydrating spritz with humectants, & protective moisturiser of at least SPF15.

Hyaluronic Acid – Add a hydrating serum or masque with a high dose of Hyaluronic Acid (which holds 1000 x its own weight in water).

Target sensitised skin with calming complexes such as oats, Ginger & Red Hogweed, which reduce those uncomfortable sensations.

Treat skin while you sleep with a peptide serum rich in Argan Oil that provides fatty acids, plant sterols, Vitamin E & Ferulic Acid to reinforce the barrier lipid layer.

Reduce the temperature of your bath & shower, use bath oils & apply body moisturiser immediately after your shower.

Do not over bathe or be too harsh with the skin. Treat it gently & with respect!

Avoid licking lips, as digestive enzymes & bacteria in saliva can damage the lips. Use a nourishing lip balm with Shea Butter & Avocado.

Of course, you can always book yourself in for a treatment in our Beauty Spa or contact them to find out the best skin treatments for you. They can tailor their treatments to ensure you get the very best.

See you at the Club soon,

Debbie