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Do you turn your camera off during video calls due to constantly analysing your skin?

Add in daily walks and getting out for fresh air for mental clarity are becoming an important factor as we grapple with new routines. The loss of a regular skin care routine during lockdown, along with other factors like stress, environment and colder weather can leave your skin feeling dry, looking red and irritated, feeling tight and uncomfortable.

Below are our best tips to keep your skin feeling healthy, hydrated and ready for all your video calls.

Keep hydrated

Be it inside your home or outside, the air is drier in winter. And as a result, water evaporates from your body easily. One of the best ways to protect your skin against the drop in external moisture levels is to ensure you’re topped up from the inside, which means drinking plenty of water every day. If the thought of having a glass of something cold puts you off over winter, hot water with a slice of lemon, or detoxifying herbal teas are great alternatives to coffee or hot chocolate.

Gentle Cleansing

Gentle cleansing is a must, you need your skin barrier to be as healthy as possible so that it can retain vital moisturiser. As a rule of thumb if your skin feels tight after washing it is likely that the cleanser you are using has disrupted your skin barrier. Skin should feel calm and hydrated after washing, if you are reaching immediately for your moisturiser you may want to consider a gentler cleanser like the Obagi Gentle Cleanser.

This mild facial cleanser gently removes impurities, oil and make up to leave skin feeling revitalised and refreshed.

Tweak your daily skincare routine

It’s important to adjust your skincare routine according to the needs of your skin. Your skin is continuously being challenged by factors such as your diet, pollution and seasonal weather and life changes that you may be experiencing during this period.

Tweaking your skincare routine and removing or adding products is key to great looking skin. For example, using a moisturiser such as Obagi Hydrate will help keep skin hydrated and soft throughout this winter season.

SPF in Winter? Absolutely! 

People assume that once the winter months arrive, they can stop using SPF on their face. However, despite the fact that the temperature drops significantly in the winter months, the sun can still be extremely strong and damaging to the skin, especially when reflecting off the snow. It’s important to continue to wear an SPF on your face, neck and hands (or any area that’s exposed). Doing so will help to reduce the drying of the skin and hold off premature ageing for longer.

Heliocare 360˚ Fluid Cream is the perfect addition to any skincare maintenance routine that assists in protecting you against UV Rays. The innovative formula in Heliocare 360˚ Fluid Cream feels weightless on the skin and contains high quality ingredients to provide high quality antioxidant benefits, ensuring the skin remains smooth and youthful.

Keep Active

While there’s nothing better than snuggling up under a warm blanket in front of the fire in winter, staying active boosts circulation, gets your pulse rate up and gives you a healthy glow. Even just a half an hour walk three times a week will help keep your skin looking radiant.

Absolute Aesthetics offer medical skincare products that will have an active effect addressing some of your skin concerns during lockdown and the colder winter months.

For enquiries on products or to arrange a video consultation to address any other concerns, please contact us on 0330 058 1850 or email

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