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Embracing Skin Seasonal Winter Shift: A Guide to Adapting Your Skincare Routine

Just like your wardrobe and beverage choices evolve with the changing seasons, so should your skincare routine. Picture the summer-to-fall transition: flip flops make way for socks and booties, iced coffees step aside for pumpkin spice lattes, and beach days transform into cozy nights with a great book, the scent and aroma of a decadent candle and teawith a warm throw ready to wrap you up!


Similarly, the shift in temperatures can bring about notable changes in your complexion, prompting a re-evaluation of your go-to summer products as you enter the fall season.


But it's not just about bidding farewell to the sun-kissed days. The summer-to-fall-to-winter seasonal switch also demands a reassessment of your skincare arsenal. What worked wonders during the summer and fall may not be the perfect fit for the chilly, sometimes bitter and crisp days of winter.


Explore the nuances of these seasonal shifts to understand the evolving needs of your skin. Discover how your products are still the right companions for the upcoming months but need essential tweaking, ensuring your skincare routine aligns seamlessly with the rhythm of the changing seasons.






At-Home Skin Assessment: Easy-to-Follow Tips for Understanding Your Skin's Needs To Identify Your Skin Type

Discovering your skin type is the first step to a tailored skincare routine. Here are two easy methods you can perform at home to unveil the mysteries of your skin:


The "Watch and Wait" Method:


This simple at-home test involves observing your skin's behaviour post-cleansing.

1.     Wash your face with a gentle cleanser and pat it dry.

2.     Wait patiently for 30 minutes.

3.     If your skin looks consistently shiny, you likely have oily skin.

4.     If it feels tight, flaky, or scaly, chances are you have dry skin.

5.     Shine confined to your T-zone? You probably have combination skin.

6.     If your skin feels comfortably hydrated without excess oil, congratulations— you likely have normal skin.



The Blotting Sheet Method:


Harness the power of blotting sheets to decode your skin's tendencies.

1.     After cleansing and drying your face, wait for 30 minutes.

2.     Press blotting sheets onto various areas of your face.

3.     Examine the sheets against the light to reveal oil markings.

4.     If the sheets absorb abundant oil from all areas, it's a sign of oily skin.

5.     Minimal to no absorption? Welcome to the world of dry skin.

6.     Oil concentrated in the T-zone suggests combination skin.

7.     If you spot only minimal oil across all areas, your skin is likely normal.



While these methods provide valuable insights, we highly recommend you book a complimentary skin consultation with one of our professional skin therapists for a more comprehensive analysis. Visit us to elevate your skincare journey with personalized advice and expertise.




Navigating the Season with Pro Tips for Product Adjustment To Embrace Your Winter Radiance: 5 Simple Skincare Swaps for a Hydrated Glow

As winter settles in, the battle against dehydrated skin begins. Factors like low humidity, central heating, and harsh weather strip away moisture, leaving your skin feeling tight, itchy, and sensitive. Recognizing these signs, it's time to make a few adjustments to your skincare routine. Here are five straightforward switches to ensure your skin stays happy, healthy, and well-hydrated throughout the colder months:


1) Embrace Gentle Cleansing

Kickstart your skincare routine by opting for a soothing cleanser. With morning and evening cleansing, you rid your skin of toxins that exacerbate winter dryness. Choose a gentle cleanser that maintains your skin's natural oils, preventing that uncomfortable tightness.


Tip: Look for milky or creamy cleansers, ideally designed for sensitive skin, like our SkinIdent Milk Cleanser.



2) Exfoliate with Care

Don't skip exfoliation in the winter; it's essential for banishing dry skin. However, be gentle, as overly aggressive exfoliation can worsen delicate skin. Consider a Glycolic Acid-based scrub for a milder exfoliating experience.


Tip: If your skin is extra sensitive, mix your facial peeling exfoliator with a milky cleanser for a toned-down approach.



3) Upgrade to a Richer Moisturizer

Light lotions won't cut it in winter. Transition to a protective and nourishing cream enriched with Ceramides and Hyaluronic Acid. Ceramides safeguard your skin's barrier, crucial during winter, while Hyaluronic Acid restores hydration levels.


Tip: Opt for Dr. Baumann Ampoules. Speak to your skin therapist to choose the optimal ampoules for your skin goals.



4) Introduce MIRIGAL High Voltage Oil

Elevate your skincare game with MIRIGAL High Voltage Oil, an organic blend of potent essential and carrier oils. This serum boasts antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids, providing instant absorption for a transparent glow while nourishing and hydrating your skin.

MIRIGAL Oil suits all skin types.



5) Hydrate with a Nourishing Mask

For a quick hydration boost, swap your regular mask for an intensive, hydrating option. Look for formulations with Hyaluronic Acid, ensuring a multi-weight approach for optimal skin penetration.


Tip: In winter, hydration is your best defence against wrinkles!



This winter, let your skincare routine be a source of comfort and radiance. Make these simple swaps, and revel in the glow of well-nourished, hydrated skin throughout the season.

Skin Ingredient Superstars of 2024: Glucosamine and Niacinamide

1. Glucosamin: A Multipurpose Marvel


Embrace the power of glucosamin, a versatile ingredient that does wonders for your skin. By boosting hyaluronic acid synthesis, it enhances hydration and fortifies the skin barrier. Not just stopping there, it plays a crucial role in accelerating wound healing, reducing lines and wrinkles, and even inhibiting melanin production. Dive into the world of glucosamin to experience a holistic transformation, revitalizing your skin with each application.


Tip: Glucosamin stimulates the synthesis of hyaluronic acid within the skin, making it exceptional with anti-aging qualities!



2. Niacinamide: The B Vitamin Beauty Boost


Niacinamide, a true skincare all-rounder, welcomes all skin types and concerns to benefit from its incredible properties. Famed for minimizing enlarged pores, this B vitamin becomes a must-add to your routine. Regular use not only brings pores back to their natural size but also works wonders in renewing and restoring the skin's surface against moisture loss and dehydration. For those combating dry skin, niacinamide proves to be a saviour, enhancing the hydrating abilities of moisturizers and fortifying the skin against recurrent dryness and flakiness.


But that's not all—niacinamide's brilliance extends to brightening the skin. Tackling hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone caused by excess melanin, it works tirelessly to prevent new issues while simultaneously reducing the appearance of existing pigment concerns. With concentrations of 5% and higher, niacinamide becomes your ally in achieving a more even and radiant skin tone. Say hello to healthier, glowing skin with the transformative benefits of niacinamide.





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