How to Winterize Your Skincare Routine

โ„๏ธ ๐๐š๐›๐ฒ ๐ข๐ญ’๐ฌ ๐œ๐จ๐ฅ๐ ๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ๐ฌ๐ข๐๐ž! โ„๏ธ This past Saturday marked the first day of Winter, which means it’s time to get serious about winterizing your skincare routine. Not sure where to start? Here are a few of our top tips for healthy skin in the winter months:

๐’๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐œ๐ก ๐ฎ๐ฉ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐œ๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐ง๐ฌ๐ž๐ซ. The cleanser you use in the summer isn’t necessarily the one you should use in the winter. If you find that your cleanser leaves you dry and itchy in the winter months, switch to a more gentle and/or moisturizing formula that doesn’t strip important oils from the skin. We recommend EltaMD Foaming Facial Cleanser ($26) for a gentle cleanse.

๐Œ๐จ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ข๐ณ๐ž ๐ž๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž๐ฅ๐ฒ. Most skin types need to add a richer moisturizer to their winter skin routine. Look for one with ceramides to maintain the lipid bilayer of the skin and prevent moisture loss. Our favorite winter moisturizer is EltaMD Barrier Renewal Complex ($50).

๐€๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ง๐ฌ๐œ๐ซ๐ž๐ž๐ง. The sun’s UV rays are still hard at work on gray winter days. Sunscreen is even more important on snow days, as snow will reflect the sun’s rays while you’re innocently enjoying a winter wonderland! Our best-seller is EltaMD UV Elements tinted sunscreen ($34).

๐ˆ๐ง๐ฏ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ข๐ง ๐š ๐ก๐ฎ๐ฆ๐ข๐๐ข๐Ÿ๐ข๐ž๐ซ. Add moisture to dry winter air by using a humidifier in the rooms you spend the most time in, preferably in your bedroom. Doing so will also prevent your throat and nose from drying out too much, lowering your risk of getting sick. Most quality humidifiers start around $19.99 for a small humidifier, perfect for a bedside table.

๐‹๐จ๐ฐ๐ž๐ซ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ฆ๐จ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ญ. Central heat can make the air in your home dry, which can dehydrate and irritate the skin. Try setting the thermostat to a setting that’s comfortable for your home (usually 67°-72°F).

For a personalized recommendation on winterizing your skincare routine, schedule aย Luxury Medical Facialย with our esthetician, Debbie. Your skin will be assessed and treated for current needs, and you’ll be given a skin care plan designed for your specific skin concerns. Call us to ask how you can receive your first Luxury Medical Facial for 50% off!

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