Top Cold Weather Skincare Tips

There is no avoiding it. Every year, about this time in fact, the weather at least in the Northeast is frightful. Blustery weather has a way of sneaking up on even the most attentive beauty addict. One of the most frequently asked questions I get at this time of year is, “How can I treat my dry skin?”

Here are three things to avoid:

  1. Hot showers-they will make your skin drier. Try to bath/shower with tepid water for shorter periods of time.
  2. Sun –yes, even in Fall and Winter the sun is strong, use sunscreen especially if you are a skier.
  3. Alcohol based skin care products-they will dry your skin even more.

Ways to help dry skin:

  1. See an expert– the basis of any reliable skincare routine is a visit to an expert, be it at a med-spa or a dermatologist. This person, however, should not be a sales person at a product counter at a department store.
  2. Change with the Season– the beauty products you use during the spring and summer may not meet your needs during the fall and winter.
  3. Mosturize– For your face, during the day use lighter products, follow up in the evening with a moisturizer containing stronger active ingredients, I prefer an extreme barrier cream by Epionce. For your body apply as often as you can, especially after bathing.
  4. Exfoliate– once a week should suffice during winter; excessive exfoliation can not only cause dry skin but make it worse. For your body, use a scrub mitt or body brush, for your face consult your skin care expert.
  5. Get a Hydrating Facial– if time and budget allows, a facial can do wonders to rehydrate your dull skin.

A few products that I love to moisturize with are:

  • Honey House Naturals Bee Bars which contain Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil and Cocoa Butter, they are a lotion bar that is truly amazing.
  • Olive oil-heat in microwave for 30 seconds and rub on your body, feet and any rough spots. Throw on a pair of white socks and wake up refreshed and moisturized.
  • Jergens Natural Glow self tanning moisturizer-nice moisturizer that adds a subtle glow to your skin. Available at your Local supermarket or drug store.

Nikki Rasmussen, RN, owner of YOLO aesthetic boutique & med spa has over 16 years experience in the medical field. 203-533-4560 yolomedspa.com