Winter is here. While the cooler temperatures have us getting ready for the holidays and festivities with friends and family, these temperatures also can wreak havoc to our skin. It’s normal to experience drier skin in the winter, but there are multiple options you can take to ensure your skin maintains its vibrant glow – even when warmer temperatures are months away.
Check out our top 5 winter skincare tips:
- Use sunscreen
Sunscreen isn’t just for the summer. Winter sun can still damage your skin. And damage from winter sun is even more prevalent if you’re out in the snow, as the sun can reflect on the snow and cause snow glare. The result? More sun exposure that you think. By using a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least 30 SPF, you can protect your skin from unintended sun exposure. Be sure to apply frequently if you’re outside for an extended period of time. And don’t forget even if you aren’t outside and are driving around in your car, your skin still receives exposure from the sun.
- Modify your regiment with skincare products
While you may have an assortment of products to use in the spring and summer, these may not be the best products for the winter. As weather conditions change, your skincare routine should too. Rather than using the light moisturizer often used in the summer, consider a different moisturizer, such as an oil-based moisturizer, to create a protective layer of the skin. This will help retain more moisture. Be sure to look for moisturizers specifically designed for the face, as some oils, such as shea oil, can clog pores.
- Try a HydraFacial
As an all-in-one skin perfecting treatment, HydraFacial comfortably exfoliates and peels, extracts and hydrates, infuses and protects skin. While microdermabrasion may sound harsh for the wintertime, this treatment gently buffs unwanted dead skin cells, exposing radiant skin. The treatment is soothing, refreshing, moisturizing, non-invasive and immediately effective.
Choose from one of three options: a 60-minute platinum HydraFacial, 45-minute deluxe HydraFacial or the 30-minute signature HydraFacial to experience exceptionally glowing skin with no downtime.
- Modify your at-home air temperature
When it’s chilly outside, it’s normal to increase the temperature in your home. However, the central health can make the air in your home even drier. Try setting the thermostat to a cool but comfortable setting as a lower temperature can help avoid dryness. Also, a humidifier can add moisture to dry winter air, helping to keep your skin hydrated. Consider running a humidifier in the rooms you spend the most time in, such as your bedroom.
- Stay hydrated
While a moisturizer and humidifier can help keep your skin hydrated from the outside, it’s important to stay hydrated inside – with lots of water. Drinking water is good for your health overall, and it’ll show in your skin. Be sure to increase your water intake to about 10 to 12 glasses a day.
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