Parched, red, irritated, inflamed, flaky, itchy, rashy…all these unpleasant adjectives have one thing in common: They perfectly describe your winter skin nightmares! Many of our clients struggle with these uncomfortable and unsightly skin concerns like clockwork, as soon as the indoor heat turns on. Are you one of them? Here’s a look at why your skin can go haywire in the wintertime, and what you can do to achieve a stunning complexion all year round.
Save your wintertime skin with these easy complexion fixes:
• Reducing frequency of skin cleansing.
Many of our clients adhere to a strict skin care regimen that includes twice-daily face washing and medical-grade serums. This is what we want you to do! But sometimes, your routine can be overkill, depending on the season. In the winter, your skin is receiving dramatically reduced levels of moisture, so it typically needs less cleansing. The goal is to preserve your skin’s natural acid mantel. Instead of washing twice daily, you might consider washing in the morning shower only with water and in the evening with a gentle cleanser before applying your overnight serums.
• Applying a non-comedogenic hydrator, both in the a.m. and p.m. and throughout the day, as needed.
This solution is self-explanatory, but we recommend committing yourself to routine hydration by storing your favorite hydrator at your work desk or in your purse so you are never stuck with a dry-skin emergency. We recommend HA5 by SkinMedica®.
• Taking a break from harsh, abrasive exfoliants, which can strip your skin of the essential oils it so desperately needs this time of year.
First of all, there’s no need for toners anymore. Toners strip your skin, and a good cleanser will have a built-in toner, so there’s never a need to buy a separate “toner” product. When it comes to dry skin, staying ahead of the game is key because it’s much easier to preserve your skin than repair it. Starting in the fall, it’s time to favor super hydrating, ultra-gentle skin care formulas. We love Image® Skincare’s Vital C Hydrating Cleanser, which cleans your skin while preventing dryness.
We love helping you choose skin care because we know first-hand what a difference it makes! Medical grade skin care, including SkinMedica®, Alastin®, Image and SENTE are formulated with results-driven ingredients and backed by years of research to help boost and maintain the benefits of your professional skin care treatments in the comfort of your own home. We can’t recommend them enough! And shopping for your favorite skin care products is easier than ever these days because AVIE! has two online stores for SkinMedica and Alastin products (for more information, visit our stores and check out next week’s blog).
Your skin is our passion at AVIE!, and we can’t wait to help you achieve luminous, head-turning radiance this season and all year long! To learn more about glowing skin, call 703.870.3844 or request a consultation online today!
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