Winter is here, and with it the temperature drops, the wind picks up, and humidity is a distant memory. The cold weather brings an onslaught of environmental factors that can wreak havoc on your skin care routine. You may find that the products and treatments that worked wonders for you the rest of the year are no longer keeping your skin nourished, moisturized, and feeling healthy. Here are our best tips for maintaining your best skin this winter.
It bears repeating. Often in winter skin starts to feel parched as a result of the dryer climate wicking moisture out of it, especially the face and hands, which are exposed to the outside air. Additionally, the cold and wind are harsh on our natural moisture barrier. This season, try switching to a heavier moisturizer or adding oils to your routine. Most importantly, moisturize more often. If you’re used to moisturizing once in the morning and once at night, start doing it mid-day as well, either with your regular moisturizer or a face mist. You’ll be surprised by the difference this simple step makes.
As the dryer climate wicks moisture out of your skin, the nutrients there tend to evaporate. You can replenish your skin by upping your use of serums, especially ones that contain moisturizing ingredients like aloe and peptides. Layer them under your moisturizer day and night to keep skin feeling healthier and more resilient all winter long.
Sunscreen is just as important in the winter as it is in the summer. This is because the sun tends to be reflected off the snow and ice on the ground, exposing your skin from all angles. Make sure to apply a good sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher, and add protection for the sensitive skin around your eyes by wearing sunglasses.
Whether you’re running a furnace or cozying up by a wood-burning fire, the air in your home is probably dry this time of year. Humidifiers restore the moisture in the air, and are a great thing to try if you get very dry skin. For optimal benefits, put one in your bedroom at night so your skin can start the day off right.
Since you’ve put all this effort into protecting your skin, don’t let it go to waste as soon as you step outside. Try to shield your hands and face, the areas that get the most exposure to the cold and dry weather. If you play winter sports or ski, this step is vital, as skin is more vulnerable to the elements during exertion, when your pores are open and it’s easy to forget about frostbite when you’re having fun.
Hair is just as impacted by freezing temperatures as skin, but we tend to overlook it during the winter. Wear a hat or a hood, and treat your locks to a rich moisture mask once a week to combat the effects of the cold weather.
Hot springs are like nature’s hot tub. Not only are they a soothing way to relax muscles tensed up against the cold, they infuse your skin with nourishing minerals. A quick dip in a hot spring can improve circulation, decrease inflammation, and eliminate toxins—all things that lead to healthy, glowing skin.
Staying hydrated keeps all of your body’s functions running smoothly, but it’s especially important for your biggest organ—your skin. Drinking water consistently throughout the day is enough to maintain a healthy level of hydration in your skin. This will ensure your skin’s moisture barrier is able to carry out its innate function, which is to act as a natural barrier to any external and harsh elements, and hold in moisture where it’s needed.
Our popular Venus Glow™ facial renewal treatment cleanses and brings hydration to the skin and its subcutaneous layers. First, the device opens up and deep-cleans pores by removing impurities clouding the skin. Then, the massaging jet streams deliver our innovative Venus Glow™ Serums below the surface, maximizing absorption of the natural ingredients. Skin feels noticeably healthier, cleaner, and more hydrated from the inside out. Glow Serums are enhanced with naturally-derived botanical and marine ingredients, and are customized to treat a number of unique skin concerns:
GlowPrep gently cleanses and exfoliates the skin using lactic acid, removing dead and dull skin cells to reveal healthier, glowing skin. On its own, it brightens, restores balance, and gives you a clean and radiant complexion. It’s also ideal for prepping the skin for other Glow Serum treatments or other aesthetic procedures.
GlowAstra is a skin brightening antioxidant serum formulated with Vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, and Provitamin B5 to enhance skin tone, texture, and brightness. The result is a clearer, brighter, rejuvenated complexion.
GlowClara, enhanced by peptides, marine extracts, and a blend of Magnolia bark and grape seed extracts, addresses skin concerns such as acne, blemishes, redness, inflammation, and other texture imperfections for a calmer, smoother, clearer complexion.
GlowNova is an anti-aging serum containing peptides and antioxidants known to promote collagen efficacy and help reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. It also restores a calmer, smoother complexion, making it ideal for those with rosacea and similar skin conditions.
GlowSana is the answer to your tired, stressed, or sagging skin. It’s a skin-protecting serum rich in antioxidant ingredients that are known to slow aging, resulting in a refreshed, more youthful-looking complexion.
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