The Skinsmith Clinic is based in Port Elizabeth, and let’s face it, it’s pretty WINDY sometimes. There are certain times of the year when the wind picks up – especially over the summer holiday season in December.

Besides ruining beach days, the wind can also have an impact on your skin!

Those who participate in a lot of outdoor sports like cycling, surfing, and boating will be familiar with ‘windburn’ which can leave your skin feeling very dry and sensitive. Studies show that the wind can slough off the top layers of the skin, leaving it more vulnerable than usual to UV rays.

This is why it’s extra important to make sure you use a good sunscreen if you’re going to be outdoors and exposed to the wind. Also, make sure that you moisturise well at the end of the day. This will help restore some of the lost moisture. You can also indulge in a “hydrate and repair” facial that is specially designed to boost the skin’s glow and radiance.