Prepare Your Skin For A Long Cold Winter
Now that the hustle and bustle of the holidays are over, it's time to think about YOU and prepare your skin for the long winter ahead.
Although cold, wintry days contribute to overall dryness, the air indoors contributes to your skin-care woes!
Use a good moisturizer to counteract dryness caused by indoor heating. Then turn down the thermostat and turn on a humidifier in your bedroom to help moisturize while you sleep.
Before heading out in the cold, apply a good moisturizer and sunscreen to protect your skin from harsh weather conditions.
Since turning off the heat isn't an option, it's vital you choose products, which won't make the problem worse. Harsh cleansers and exfoliants can cause severe dryness and strip your skin of its natural oils.
Keeping your skin healthy and smooth despite the cold doesn't have to be difficult. Here are our 4 keys to keep your skin glowing and youthful looking.
#1 Cleanse: Look for a mild cream or milk formula without alcohol and fragrance to remove dirt and impurities without over-drying your skin. We recommend SkinCeuticals Gentle Cleanser.
#2 Treat: Follow with a serum or treat your skin to a mask. Serums are formulated with active ingredients (vitamins and antioxidants) designed to penetrate the deeper skin layers to treat dryness and flaking. We recommend SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel or Hydrating B5 Mask.
#3 Moisturize: A good moisturizer is vital to avoid excessive dryness and flaking. Look for products with natural ingredients, such as shea butter to maximize moisture. Apply when your skin is slightly damp to lock in hydration. We recommend Whish Body Butter and SkinCeuticals A.G.E Face Cream or Emollience.
#4 Protect: Apply SPF 30 or higher sunscreen when heading outdoors. There may be ice on the ground and snow in the air but the glare of the sun during the winter months is severely damaging to your skin. We recommend SkinCeuticals SPF 30/50 & Rocky Mountain Soap Company's SPF 15 Lip Butter.