Winter is a beautiful time, but if you aren’t careful, it can be disastrous for your skin. These skincare tips will keep your skin looking gorgeous throughout all the holiday stress and snowy weather. Give us a call for personalized skincare advice and assistance. We’re here to help you dazzle from head to toe this holiday season and beyond.
Fight the Dryness
One of the biggest winter skin complaints is dryness. The cold winter air is drier than warm summer air and heaters only make the problem worse. Dry skin can make fine lines look more severe and can be very uncomfortable. This winter fight back against dry skin. You’ll look and feel better from head to toe.
How do you avoid dry winter skin? Try these tips:
- Prevent, Don’t Reverse– A little prevention goes a long way toward avoiding dry skin. Moisturize often in the winter, even before your skin starts to feel dry. Once you are dry, irritated, and uncomfortable, it can be very difficult to turn things around.
- Skip the Hot Showers– As the temperature drops outside it can be tempting to turn up the heat in the shower. Your skin will thank you if you stick to warm, not hot. Hot water strips the skin of its natural oils. If your skin turns red, your water is too hot. Limit yourself to one shower or bath each day.
- Choose Gentle Products– Gentle skin care products are a must, especially in the winter. Harsh soaps and cleansers can dry out and irritate the skin.
Protect Your Skin from the Sun
During the summer we’re all on sun damage high-alert, but come winter, you may not be as diligent with your SPF application. Sunscreen needs to be a year-round habit. A moisturizer with added SPF (at least SPF 15) is good for daily use. If you’re going to go skiing, snowboarding, or sledding, use a separate sunscreen, SPF 30+. The higher elevation in the mountains and the sun reflecting on the snow increases your chances for sun damage.
Rejuvenate… A Little or a Lot?
Winter is prime time for skin rejuvenation. Give your skin a little (or a lot) of TLC this year. A facial, like our Exfoliating Facial, helps you relax and unwind after the stress of the holidays and improve your skin at the same time. Opt for microneedling to restore collagen levels in your skin and to jumpstart your body’s natural healing response. For more dramatic results, ask about laser skin resurfacing. We have a treatment for every budget and every schedule. Ask us about your options with a complimentary skincare consultation.
The weather might be cold, but with these skincare tips, your skin will be smokin’ hot. Call us today and discover your best skin this winter, spring, summer, and beyond.