With the dip in temperature, you may need to dip into some skin saving routines to keep your complexion glowing and dewy once the deep chill of fall and winter creep up. Here’s what our estheticians at STUDIO 27 suggest to keep you looking cool without cramping your style once the chill factor hits below 40 degrees.
Prep your skin with a professional treatment
Get your skin weather ready with a facial. A deep cleanse, extraction, exfoliation and deep moisturizing treatment with one of STUDIO 27’s experienced estheticians will get your face ready for whipping winds and icy temps. Slouching off dead skin cells that build up over the summer from over exposure is an essential part of the process to stop skin damage from the sun in its tracks. It’s important to have a professional have a hand in this process as scrubbing sensitive parts of the skin can give you an uneven effect that can potentially add to the damage rather than reversing it. Following up with high quality products to moisturize effectively is equally important.
Don’t say no to H20
You may not feel the need to drink as much water now that the temps have cooled down, but it is an essential part of everyone’s skincare routine. The human body is made up of 70% water. Dehydration (even in its slightest form) shows on the skin first, resulting in more pronounced wrinkles and an ashy appearance on the skin’s surface. Also, adequate hydration before and after a facial will make help the effects last longer. For soft hydrated skin, keep a bottle of water handy at all times.
Keep the SPF handy
Even though it may not feel like the sun is beating down on you, you can still get a sunburn in the winter. It’s so true! Granted, most of us are going to be seeking shelter inside. When you go out, remember your sunscreen. The sun’s brutal rays are still harmful during the fall and winter months — we just don’t feel it as much due to the temperature drop. This is especially true in places where it snows and the light is reflected off the snow (think of a weekend skiing). You’ll be surprised how much sun you will get on the parts that aren’t adequately protected. Those areas tend to be our most sensitive areas — face, lips, scalp and even your hands. Therefore, make sure to grab high quality skincare products that have SPF included or add an SPF product to your winter and fall skincare routine to avoid unnecessary damage.
Find Quality Products
Products that you may have used during the summer months may not be as adequate to battle emerging skincare issues that come with a change in weather. Depending on your skin type, you may need a deeper moisturizer to keep your skin from drying out. It’s important to note that the stripping away of natural oils (dehydration of the skin) can actually result in breakouts as the skin overcompensates for the loss of moisture by producing too much oils (how the body protects our skin when dehydrated). This is why it’s important to consult a professional to find a great product to add to your fall and winter skincare routine.
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