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Avoid the winter blues with Nordic skin care tips

Every winter, Finland transforms into an enchanting winter wonderland. The Nordic climate, however, can have not-so-enchanting effects on the skin, such as dryness, redness and flaking. Read Carol Roine’s seven winter skincare tips!

St  George Care Spa Helsinki Carol Roine

These tips from Carol Roine, the licensed aesthetician at St. George Care, can make all the difference.

- The cold can break down the skin’s natural protection barrier. The face is the most exposed part of your body, so it needs special attention, she says.

Carol’s seven winter skincare tips

1. Switch to a gentle cleanser 

Avoid harsh cleansers that strip away moisture and opt for a hydrating one. Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing balm detoxifies and purifies without stripping the skin, leaving the complexion soft, hydrated and radiant.

2. Add a facial oil to your routine

Facial oils protect the skin and seal in moisture. Omorovicza Miracle Facial Oil with sea buckthorn and rosehip provides rich but light nourishment, repairing the lipid matrix.

Omorovicza Miracle Facial Oil at St. George Care spa Helsinki
Omorovicza Miracle Facial Oil provides rich but light nourishment. Omorovicza products are available at St. George Care.

3. Moisturize from within

According to studies, omega-6 fatty acids and linoleic acids can help with dry and thin skin. Choose foods rich in healthy fats, such as avocados, eggs and olive oil.


4. Take lukewarm showers

It’s tempting to jump into a hot shower on a chilly day, but this causes skin to shed its natural oils, making dry skin worse. Go with lukewarm water in the shower and when washing your face.


5. Boost hydration with a facial mist

Facial mists give your skin a boost of hydration throughout the day. Omorovicza’s Queen of Hungary Mist with Hungarian thermal water is renowned for its mineral-rich healing and hydrating properties.

Omorovicza’s Queen of Hungary Mist at St. George Care spa Helsinki
Omorovicza’s Queen of Hungary Mist

6. Reach for a richer moisturizer

Battle harsh conditions with a heavier, richer moisturizer. Omorovicza Gold Rescue Cream strengthens skin with anti-inflammatory colloidal gold and repairs the lipid matrix with omega-6 ceramides.

7. Treat yourself to an ultra-hydrating treatment

St. George Care spa offers a variety of facial treatments to soothe and revitalize dry skin, but our Gold Hydralifting Facial is a winter favourite thanks to the deep hydration it offers. 

Featuring Omorovicza products, it starts with a double application of Hungarian Moor mud to cleanse and exfoliate, followed by a rose-scented gold mask with three forms of plumping hyaluronic acid. 

St. George Care Helsinki Spa Treatment

Take care of your skin

Ready to tackle winter weather head on? Take a look at our facial treatment options on our website, or get in touch with us ­Carol and her colleagues.

Book a spa treatment at St. George Care

Published: 25.2.2019
Photos: Esa Laukkanen

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