As the days get longer and the temperature climbs higher, we’re mentally ready for spring but our skin is still in winter mode. Your skin may feel dry, scaly and rough as well as undernourished.
A long, cold winter can wreak havoc on your skin. Between the dry, heated air in our homes and the cold harsh elements outside, it’s no wonder your skin feels sluggish and dehydrated. Our expert esthetician offers simple suggestions to perk up your skin and get it ready for spring.
See your esthetician. If you’re not sure where to begin or just need recommendations on which products would best suit your skin, make a complimentary appointment to see one of our licensed estheticians.
Exfoliate. The first order of business is to remove the top layer of dead skin. Seeing your esthetician for a chemical peel/facial treatment is a great way to start. These services provide an important boost to get your skin on the right track by gently exfoliating the dry, dehydrated layer of skin, improving hydration, stimulating collagen production and allowing for better penetration of your skin care products.
Vitamin C. With the sun starting to heat things up, Vitamin C is essential in protecting your skin from free radical damage. Vitamin C also helps replenish essential lipids to enhance the skin’s barrier function. Studies show that adding a proper Vitamin C product along with a good sunscreen gives added protection against sunburn.
Hydrate. Dry winter skin accentuates fine lines and wrinkles, so rehydrating is essential. Hyaluronic Acid products such as Skin Medica’s HA5 or Revision’s Hydrating Serum help your skin retain water, therefore hydrating and plumping it.
Moisturize. We want to repair dry, damaged skin that winter has caused by using moisturizer. Moisturizers helps to repair the skin by sealing in your moisture, helping to prevent water loss.
Sunscreen. Sun exposure is also one of the leading causes of pre-mature aging and can also lead to pigmentation problems and skin cancer. Studies show that sunscreens containing Zinc Oxide and/or Titanium Dioxide create a complete physical block preventing the sun’s rays from reaching your skin.
Taking proper care of your skin early on makes it much easier to prevent skin issues and aging ahead of time, rather than having to try and reverse any damage already done.
Spring is right around the corner, so request your appointment online today or by calling your local Belleza.