As the warm weather draws to a close, so too does our bronzed summer skin. In the midst of the chilly weather and low humidity levels, one area that seems to suffer most is our face. Fortunately K Spa Manager, Lyudmyla Nagirnyak, (shortlisted for Hotel Cateys Spa Professional of the Year 2016) has lent her top tips on how to keep our faces looking fresh this winter season. Below, Lyudmyla advises us on how best to achieve a rosy winter glow.
Maintain a healthy lifestyle
A nutritional diet plus regular exercise is the recipe for good skin. If you take one away, the equation is ruined. Doing regular exercise means your blood circulation is boosted and a good diet means your body receives all the essential nutrients you need to keep your skin healthy.
Interestingly, your lips are the first place that dehydration presents itself. Use this as a tell-tale sign of when you should be more attentive to your skin!
In order to get rid of those old skin cells once and for all, it's worth booking in for a facial treatment at the beginning of the season. It might be expensive, but your face will thank you for it. Pick up an exfoliation glove and make sure you use it regularly.
Water, water, water
This is a well recognised trick to achieve great skin. You should drink about 2 litres of water everyday. It gives you a radiant, healthier, younger looking complexion by keeping your skin hydrated from the inside.
It's important to pay attention to how your skin reacts to the change in climate over the winter season. It may well be that you have to alter your products to suit different seasons, as what works for you in the summer might not work in the winter.
Vitamin C is a natural sun protection which can be used in different ways. Either stock up on citrus fruits such as oranges and kiwi, or apply the miracle vitamin directly to your face. This allows for a more concentrated target area thus resulting in a more noticeable change for your problem areas.
Awarded 'Best Spa in London' at the Good Spa Guide Awards 2015, K West's holistic spa offers a range of exclusive treatments. K Spa introduced the first 'Snow Paradise' to London, which mimics the Finnish experience of alternating between freezing and steamy environments. The spa also features a twinkling hydrotherapy pool, sanarium, sauna, dry flotation tank, aromatic herbal steam room and the fully equipped K Fit gymnasium.