Let me tell you, this winter has been rough on skin. My biggest complaint from clients (and I'm struggling, too) is that this weather is drying their skin. Besides regular visits to see me, there is a few things that you can do at home to combat the winter dry skin blues.
1. Don't forget the sunscreen. Just because you haven't seen the sun since before Christmas, doesn't mean that the sun isn't still damaging your skin. Choose your product wisely and find a moisturizer that has a sunscreen as an ingredient.
2. Don't expose your skin to the harsh elements. Use a scarf or a cowl (this one is amazing) if you do have to go outside, or better yet, stay inside for protection.
3. Moisturize often. Don't forget the lip balm! All of your skin needs a good moisturizer frequently.
4. Avoid long, hot showers. This one even bums me out. There is nothing like a steamy shower to make you forget about the snow and ice waiting outside for you. Unfortunately the steam and heat will also dry out your skin so much faster.
5. For homes with central heating, place humidifiers throughout your house. If you have to pick one room, place it in your bedroom. The humidifier to add moisture to the air that your lungs and skin take in while you sleep soundly.
6. Avoid over-the-counter masks, alcohol-based toners, or astringents. All of these products pull natural oils from the skin causing additional dryness.
Although it's cold out there and no one wants to leave the coziness of home, don't skip appointments with your esthetician. She will provide advanced exfoliation, advice on skin care products, and a skin care regimen formulated for your skin type. Regular appointments will liven up your skin and ensure that you are prepared to beat seasonal dryness.
Stay warm and protected out there!
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