Winter is here and that means cozy nights by the fire, snuggling up in bed with a good book and getting to show off our funky winter fashions that Melbourne is known for.

It also means

Dry, Rough flaky skin and itchiness,

Cracked and chapped sore lips.

A dull pale looking complexion

Whether you’re out in the cold or inside an office with artificial heating winter can wreak havoc on your entire body and can cause aggravating skin conditions such as

Psoriasis – Psoriasis causes red, scaly areas or patches on the body with mild itching. It can usually be found on the knees, elbows and scalp. Once a person develops psoriasis it usually continues, although it may get better or worse over time.

Eczema – Eczema is a recurring, non-infectious, inflammatory skin condition affecting one in three Melbournians at some stage throughout their lives with cold air and heating both being a trigger. Skin becomes red, dry, itchy and scaly, and in severe cases, may weep, bleed and crust over which can cause major discomfort.
Rosacea – Rosacea is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition which principally affects the face. It can cause facial redness and produces small, red, pus-filled bumps. Rosacea can be mistaken for acne or eczema or a skin allergy. Cold winter wind and office heating can trigger Rosacea.
The Australian Laser and Skin Clinic offers amazing advice and solutions to help you beat your winter woes and have a number of treatments and products to keep your skin healthy, happy and hydrated!

Combat dry flaky skin with:

Microdermabrasion –Slough off dry skin with Microdermabrasion. Not only will you get rid of flaky dead skin but you can also experience an all round winter glow!

Peels – The Australian Laser and Skin Clinic offers a number of peels to rejuvenate the skin and provide hydration. Our Ageless Peel is a popular one for faces that need a little hydration and will also remove dead skin caused by the cold to reveal a smoother, clearer texture. It refines the skin, clears up congestion and corrects any weather damage.

Apply Skinstituts’ new and extremely effective Enzymatic Micro Peel to your face and neck in the evening. An ultra gentle micro-exfoliating mask designed to soothe, hydrate and renew dry, flaking and sensitized skin. Refreshing and revitalising, the Skinstitut Enzymatic Micro Peel helps to reveal a smoother, brighter, healthier looking complexion. It’s also perfect for use after our dermal therapies such as IPL, Laser, Chemical Peels, Skin Needling and Microdermabrasion to remove dry, rough or peeling skin

To help with Rosacea, Eczema and Psoriasis try our revolutionary LLLT Therapy. LLLT therapy is a cold laser that works by restoring injured tissue to return to a normal level in both structure and function which alleviates symptoms that include swelling, redness, damaged skin and pain caused by Rosacea, Eczema and Psoriasis

Over a course of treatments our clients have benefited greatly and there have been cases where conditions have improved immensely in only 2 sessions.

These solutions in conjunction with following tips will most certainly help through the winter woes
1. Drink plenty of fluids

It’s important to keep your fluids up in winter just as much as is it is summer as hydration keeps skin cells healthy and nourished.

2. Moisturize
Use a mild body moisturiser that is gentle on the skin, yet provides hydration. ASAP’s Body Moist will stimulate your body and revitalise your skin. Combining the benefits of essential oils, 12% glycolic acid and green tea to smooth, tone and intensely hydrate your skin. Perfect for those dry areas such as the elbows and legs.
3.Be kind to your lips
Your lips are especially susceptible to winter conditions and licking them only chaps and cracks them more. Give your lips a little love by using a nourishing lip balm that contains an SPF.

Get plenty of shut eye! Long winter nights are especially favorable to sleep. Take advantage of the drawn out darkness and get sufficient sleep – you skin repairs itself while you slumber.