Is your skin ready for winter? As the seasons change, so do your skin care needs. Winter skin needs pampering and protection. These tips will help you protect your skin all season long.
Moisturize… A LOT!
The cold winter air hold less humidity than warm, summer air. Add to this the dry air created by heaters in your home and office and you’ll find your skin screaming for moisture. Opt for a rich, thick winter moisturizer and apply it often. Finding the right wintertime moisturizer can be tricky. If you need help, come in and ask for personalized product recommendations. We carry a wide range of skin care products to keep your skin looking gorgeous all year round.
Here are a few great moisturizers to consider:
- Abadir Associates Oil Free Moisturizer– Even oily skin needs a moisturizer during the winter, but the key is finding one that won’t clog your pores. This oil free moisturizer from our own skin care line offers perfect hydration for acne prone skin.
- SkinCeuticals Emollience Cream– Formulated with natural oils and extracts, this cream from SkinCeuticals is rich and moisturizing. It is a great cold weather product for those with dry to normal skin.
To help your skin retain its moisture, avoid hot showers and baths and always moisturize afterwards.
Winter weather is sunscreen weather. In fact, sunscreen should be a year round habit. This is important every day, but essential if you’re going to be outdoors. Make sure you apply extra sunscreen if you’re hitting theslopes. Skiers and snowboarders are at an increased risk for overexposure to UV rays. The higher elevation and the sun reflecting off the snow means that sunscreen is a must, even on cloudy days. Most skiers and snowboarders don’t use enough. You need at least a teaspoon for the face. And don’t forget your lips, ears, and necks.
Treat Sun Damage
If you do have sun damage, winter is a great time to get treatment. In general we spend less time outside during the winter. Since you need to stay out of the sun during laser skin rejuvenation treatments, winter is an ideal time.
This treatment can improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage and brown spots, dull skin, scars, sagging skin, and more. Take advantage of the indoor time this winter and get your skin glowing for spring.
Try a Humidifier
The dry air of winter is one of the primary causes of your dry skin. If you can, try using a humidifier at home or in your office to restore the moisture to your skin.
Gorgeous winter skin is possible if you give your skin the extra TLC it needs. These skin care tips will keep your skin gorgeous until spring.