At some point, you’ve probably been told that it’s a good idea to switch up the skincare products you use depending on the season. When it’s warm and humid outside, your skin enjoys a lighter moisturizer. As the temperatures fall and the air becomes drier, a thicker, heavier moisturizer may be ideal for maintaining your skin’s health. Along with changing up your products, making a few other changes to your routine when winter rolls around can make a big difference in your skin’s appearance.
Exfoliate With Care
Exfoliation is essential for proper skin care. It becomes a bit more critical in the winter becauseskin cells are more likely to build up. If your skin tends to be dry, it might be a good idea to exfoliate less often than if your skin tends to be oily. Your licensed aesthetician can help you determine the frequency and type of exfoliation that is best suited for you.
The Clarisonic brush is a fantastic cleansing and exfoliating device. There are several types of brush head for the device, allowing you to customize how you choose to cleanse your face.
An in-office treatment, such as a chemical peel, is a loved option when it comes to exfoliating your skin, and the depth and intent of the peel is determined by your aesthetician to provide you with a refreshed, healthy glow. If you’ve been lax about exfoliating at home, having a peel can give you a jumpstart on your skincare routine for the winter.
Skip the Hot Showers
There’s something so appealing on a chilly winter’s morning about warming up in a piping hot shower. Although it might be relaxing and refreshing, that hot shower isn’t the best for your skin.
When you take a hot shower, the steaming hot water washes the protective barrier oil of away from your skin. As a result, skin becomes drier, flakier and might feel tighter. Depending on is the temperature and how long your showers are, your skin might start to crack due to dryness.
To help with dryness, turn the temperature down slightly and limit the duration of your showers. You can help your skin even more by switching to a moisturizing body wash for the winter and habitually applying moisturizing products to your face and body after your shower.
Watch the Dry Air
Although people complain about humidity in the summer, that humidity would be a blessing to your skin in the winterAdd a bit of moisture to the air around you and reduce the dryness with a humidifier.
Don’t Forget About the Sun
The sun might be as noticeable in the winter. However, it’s just as important to protect your skin. Sun protection is the first and best way to prevent and slow skin aging. It is of utmost importance for those of us who want to maintain a youthful apearance, especially if you’re having any type of laser skin resurfacing or other treatment performed this winter.
Don’t let winter wreak havoc on your skin. The team at Quintessa Medical Spa is available to work with you to come up with a skin care routine that will keep you looking refreshed all winter long. The spa has two locations, in Mequon and Sheboygan, WI. For an appointment in Mequon, at 10604 N. Port Washington Road, call (262) 242-QSPA. Call (920) 458-QSPA for an appointment in Sheboygan, located at 2124 Kohler Memorial Drive.