During the cold winter months humidity is low and the air dry. This can make your skin feel dry, tight and itchy. In fact, dryness is among the most common cause for wrinkles. Properly moisturizing your skin can help decrease the appearance of these wrinkles and restore a more youthful glow and texture to your skin. In fact, it is one of the most rejuvenating yet simple things we can do for our skin.
Here are some tips on how to moisturize your skin in the winter. Remember this simple routine: cleanse, prevent, moisturize, and protect your skin.
First, hydrate from the inside out by drinking plenty of water. Also, try to avoid long, hot showers. The hot water tends to dry out the skin more than warm water. Showers are also better at night before bed so you don’t leave a warm environment and go straight out into cold air.
Exfoliate the skin to get rid of dry, dead skin cells. We recommend in office treatments such as Microdermabrasion or Micropeel to rid the skin of the top dead layers to reveal the healthier skin underneath.
Popular exfoliating cleansers for daily use at home include Clean Routine by MyBody, Clarifying Cleanser by SkinCeuticals, and Neo Cleanse by NeoCutis.
After cleansing your skin apply a preventative antioxidant. Vitamin C repair serums like Brightamin-C by MyBody or C & E Ferulic by SkinCeuticals. These help to repair past free radical damage on your skin and prevent future.
Apply a moisturizer to lock in the moisture. Moisturizers we recommend for the face are Future is Bright, Break Free, or Safety Blanket by MyBody. Daily Moisture or Emollience by SkinCeuticals. Journee, Bio Restorative Cream with PSP, or Hyalis by NeoCutis.
Finally, wear sunscreen all year round. This will protect your skin from the harmful UV rays. Top UV sunscreen products are: Protect and Serve by MyBody, Journee by NeoCutis, and a variety of Physical UV defense sunscreens by SkinCeutials.
The best way to plan your attack against winter skin is to start with a skin care evaluation. Jennifer, our certified skin care specialist and aesthetician will thoroughly evaluate your skin and develop an individualized skin care program that is tailored to meet your specific needs.