How to Winterize Your Skincare Routine
❄️ 𝐁𝐚𝐛𝐲 𝐢𝐭’𝐬 𝐜𝐨𝐥𝐝 𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞! ❄️ 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’s a few our top tips for healthy skin in winter months:
𝐒𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐜𝐡 𝐮𝐩 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐜𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐧𝐬𝐞𝐫. 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 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. 𝐌𝐨𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐳𝐞 𝐞𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐥𝐲. 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). 𝐀𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐲 𝐬𝐮𝐧𝐬𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐧. 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). 𝐈𝐧𝐯𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝐚 𝐡𝐮𝐦𝐢𝐝𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐞𝐫. Add moisture to dry winter air by using a humidifier in the rooms you spend the most time in, preferably 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.
𝐋𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐦𝐨𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐭. Central heat can make the air in your home dry, which can dehydrate and irritate 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 a Luxury Medical Facial with our esthetician, Debbie. Your skin will be assessed and treated for current needs, and you’ll be given a skincare plan designed for your specific skin concerns. Call us to ask how you can receive your first Luxury Medical Facial for 50% off!