In the coming months your skin is going to be exposed to colder outdoor temperatures, high wind, low humidity and blazing indoor heat. Although avoiding the elements is virtually unavoidable, there are ways you can combat and lessen the effects of the change in weather and temperature. Our team of skin specialists are some of the best in the Denver area. We know what it takes to get you through this fall and winter looking your best. Here are some of our at home skincare secrets that will leave you feeling smooth from head to toe.
Although this seems like a given, most people don’t moisturize properly or as frequent as they should. The most important rule is to moisturize with lotion after your shower. Find another time during the day to reapply. Set yourself up to reapply multiple times a day by keep your favorite lotion by your bedside or with you at work. Finding a lotion that isn’t too thick and creamy is always a plus.
A Humidifier Works Wonders
This may be the easiest yet most important tip of them all. Not only will you see immediate affects, but you don’t have to actively do anything to get positive results! Leave your humidifier running while you are sleeping. Not only will your skin be better moisturized in the morning but you will breathe better through the night.
Ditch the Harsh Soap
Get yourself a mild soap and cleanser. One of the biggest mistakes people make when caring for their skin is how harsh they handle it. Scrubbing your face till it’s irritated is one of the worst things you could do during chillier months. Avoid products with glycolic acid and benzoyl peroxide. Get a cleanser with oils and fats. Cleanse your face with the help of a brush for a deep cleanse but without harsh pressure.
Less Tub Time
This is our least favorite tip too. Although we all love a long bath, time spent in the tub washes away a great deal of your essential and protective oils. You need these oils as your skin gets drier. Protective oils ensure that your skin holds on to its natural moisture, for longer. Cut your bath time to 15 minutes or less for better moisturized skin.
Drink Water and Eat Better
Hydrating from the inside is an essential step. The presence of water gives your skin firmer and plumper qualities. For the best results, drink 2-4 glasses a day. As for your dietary intake, you are what you eat. If you are supplying your body with antioxidants and fatty acids, your body will not only feel healthier from the inside but will translate that positivity to your skin.
By adding these skin tips to your daily regimen, your skin can make it through the colder months looking fresh and hydrated. Support the care you are giving your skin at home with our services. One of our chemical peels, microdermabrasion or other facials can help. For an appointment, call or book online today.