Newsflash: The products that kept your skin clear and calm through the dog days of summer might not cut it for the winter.
Here’s a primer on the basics of cold-weather skin care to bring out your most luminous complexion all season long.
1. Clean smarter, not harder.
It’s like clockwork—skin turns dry and parched as soon as indoor heat starts to blast. While everyone is susceptible to dry skin, sensitive skin types are the most dramatically affected by dry indoor heat, reacting with flakiness and itchy, red patches. To avoid scaly, dry skin, it’s time to ditch alcohol- or clay-based toners, astringents, and masks, which are specially-formulated to strip away oils and can irritate a sensitive complexion. Opt instead for mild foaming cleansers or “milks” that clean while preserving your skin’s natural balance of oils.
2. Moisturize—but be selective!
Moisturizers run the gamut from “light,” “oil-free,” and “matte“ formulations to “intense,” “24-hour” hydrating oils. To select a facial moisturizer that will maintain hydration without clogging your pores, look for the words “non-comedogenic” and “non-acnegenic” on the label. Avoid shea oil or butter, which are notorious for causing breakouts.
3. Ditch dull skin with a professional skin treatment.
From BBL™ photofacials and Halo™ laser skin renewal to micro-needling and chemical peels, we offer skin treatments for every skin type, concern, and budget. Our leading selection of skin rejuvenation treatments will exfoliate dull skin cells and trigger healthy, new collagen growth to keep your skin vibrant and supple through even the darkest days of winter.
Our expert team is here to understand your skin concerns and goals, and we can help you devise a skincare plan to bring out your best complexion. For your convenience, we carry SkinMedica®, a proven medical-grade skincare line that can help to enhance the health and appearance of your skin from the comfort of your own home.