You may blame it on the dry indoor heat or the frigid temps outside, but no matter how you cut it, Hampton Roads winters can be brutal on your skin. To help you maintain a radiant, dewy glow despite Jack Frost nipping at your nose, we compiled some of our favorite winter skin care tips:
Tip #1: Stay hydrated.
The opposite of hydrated is dehydrated (think raisins), which is why we recommend keeping your fluid intake up during the frigid months. While drinking water isn’t going to smooth away wrinkles overnight, your water intake is surprisingly important to your maintaining your overall health. To break it down even further, staying hydrated helps every system in your body to function smoothly and optimally, and that includes your skin cells!
Tip #2: Keep moving!
It doesn’t matter whether your favorite movement is walking or tennis playing, the point to remember is that exercise helps your body in almost every way you can think of, including boosting circulation (after-work out glow, anyone?), lowering stress, improving sleep, lowering your risk of diabetes and heart disease. And speaking of organs, your skin is your body’s largest organ, so you can bet it benefits from exercise, too!
Tip #3: Switch to a heavier moisturizer.
The moisturizer you loved in the summer isn’t going to cut the mustard for your parched winter dermis. For serious hydration, you need to switch to a product that provides intense, long-lasting moisture without clogging your pores. We proudly offer Environ® skin care because it’s formulated to bring out your best skin with peak levels of active ingredients (vitamin A, for one) while simultaneously nourishing skin with soothing ingredients (peptides, antioxidants, etc.) that maintain your skin’s natural acid mantel. Our favorite winter skin motto: When in doubt, moisturize!
Tip #4: Treat your complexion to professional facials.
Our clinical facials are designed to reveal dramatic, lasting complexion benefits and tailored to your precise needs. This means if you’re suffering from dry, flaky skin, we’ll be sure to apply hydrating formulas and steer clear of abrasive exfoliants that can strip your dermis of vital moisture. Maintaining balance is the key for healthy, vibrant skin, and our aestheticians have the experience to restore your skin’s balance and beauty with no downtime.
Tip #5: Renew your skin with lasers and light!
Winter is prime skin rejuvenation time! ‘Tis the season to stimulate your skin with Halo® laser skin resurfacing and BBL® photofacials! These award-winning skin treatments are clinically proven to reverse sun damage, brighten dullness, correct hyperpigmentation, shrink pore size, diminish lines and wrinkles and so much more. Best of all, these skin treatments keep working long after your treatment because they stimulate your skin’s natural healing response and trigger new collagen and elastin growth, which is a gradual process. If you’re looking to gift yourself or someone you love, laser skin treatments are a wonderful idea because they are gifts that truly keep on giving!
To learn more tips for keeping your skin in prime condition all winter long, call 757.663.5461 or request a consultation online today. We can’t wait to hear from you!