By Gretchen LePorte, Licensed Esthetician at Natur-Tyme’s Enhanced Beauty Salon
When I think of winter; hot cocoa, snow, and dry skin come to mind. We all know our skin changes in colder weather, but knowing how to treat it can be a bit challenging. Here are a few things to consider:
1.)Tap into a pro’s knowledge. For example, an esthetician or dermatologist can analyze your skin type and help you best address your concerns and the best skincare regimen for you.
Keep in mind that the most expensive skincare products do not mean that they are the “best;” there are plenty of well-priced, less-expensive products that work just as well. It is the ingredients that are important as well as how well your skin responds to the product.
2.) Change up your moisturizer and use it more often. The moisturizer you use during the spring and summer may not be as effective in the cooler months. One way to differentiate is look for night creams. They use an oil base instead of a water base. The oil will create a protective barrier on the skin and will help to retain moisture better.
3.) We all know how important it is to drink water year-round to stay hydrated, but don’t forget to use your humidifier to help externally. Between our homes and cars, heating systems can leave us feeling parched.
4.) Don’t forgo your sunscreen! Even in the winter months, our exposure is still significant. Be sure to use a broad-spectrum on your face and hands if needed, giving it 30 minutes to soak in before heading out and reapply as needed.