Winter. It leaves skin dry and cracked even on the best of days; add in those uncomfortable, harsh windy days and even those with typically unproblematic skin start noticing issues. Thankfully, there are ways to mitigate the damage and keep your skin glowing year round.
Exfoliate. Though it may seem counterintuitive to exfoliate when your skin is already dry, regular exfoliation allows moisturizers and serums to penetrate the skin. This is important when it comes to achieving glowing skin during winter. One of our favorite exfoliants is Eminence Organic’s Strawberry Rhubarb Exfoliant, a favorite of Westworld star Thandiwe Newton.
Hydrate. And we don’t just mean drink water, even though you definitely should. You need a hydrating moisturizer to last throughout the winter and to apply it morning and night. Look toward creams rather than lotions at this time of year.
Avoid cleansers that dry you out. Fragrant cleansers or those with additives could strip your skin of natural oils, leaving you dryer than you should be. One of our favorites is the Stone Crop Cleansing Oil from Eminence Organic.
Use warm – not hot – water. A hot shower or bath at the end of the day is a treat in the winter. However, this is a huge culprit behind surface dehydration. If you absolutely need that hot shower, we get it; try to take it as quickly as possible and limit your time under the hot water.
Oil up. Applying a facial oil morning and night leaves your skin soft and smooth and is a particular treat during these months. One of our favorites is the Facial Recovery Oil from Eminence, but don’t take our word for it; stars like Cameron Diaz and Eva Longoria are fans, too.
Regular facials. A regular facial from a professional goes a long way in keeping your skin hydrated. Book with one of our estheticians and see what the trained touch can do for your skin.
You can purchase the products mentioned above here! Give us a call or stop by our spa in Knoxville, Tennessee’s Old City to speak to one of our trained estheticians for any skin questions you may have.