Winter & Cold Weather Skin Care Tips
The weather outside may be unsightly but your skin doesn’t have to be! Learn how with our winter skin care tips.
During winter months, the combination of lower temperatures and reduced humidity extract the moisture from your skin, causing dryness and irritation. Taking care of your skin during this harsh time should be a priority! Here are a few winter skin care tips to keep your skin looking good.
1. Drink plenty of water to keep skin hydrated.
You've probably heard it a hundred times before, but water really can help with most problems. Dry skin is no different; make sure you drink the recommended 8 glasses of water a day for happy, hydrated skin.
Moisturizer is a key to soft, supple skin. It's important all year round, but particularly in winter, when skin is extra dry. Apply a heavy layer of moisturizing broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30, this will act as a barrier to help protect against the harsh elements and is especially important because winter sun, combined with snow glare, can be very damaging to your skin. At night when there is no need for SPF, try something rich and emollient like Vital C hydrating repair crème. Vital C hydrating repair crème is an ultra-hydrating, smooth blend of Vitamin C and anti-oxidants to combat environmental stress and nourish dehydrated skin.
3. Exfoliate a few times a week.
Exfoliating is always essential to remove dead skin cells, and it's particularly important in winter time to keep your skin smooth and free of dry patches. You can use a mild mask to exfoliate like the Vital C enzyme mask or you can use a Clarisonic brush with your regular cleanser to keep your skin fresh and bright. Just remember not to use harsh scrubs that strip your skin of its natural oils and create trans-epidermal water loss.
4. Don't forget about your lips during these harsh winter months!
The skin on your lips is often the most prone to becoming dry and chapped. In order to avoid those unattractive chapped lips, keep a lip treatment, like the Ormedic balancing lip enhancement complex, with you at all times and avoid licking the lips as this will only make it worse. ColoreScience also offers lip gloss with SPF 35 to keep your lips healthy and protected.
Be sure to stop by our medspa to browse through the premium skincare products we offer. Our skincare products are sure to help protect your skin from the harmful effects of winter weather.