In the winter, our skin often bears the brunt of the harsh weather conditions. The dropping temperatures, coupled with indoor heating, can leave our skin feeling dry, dull, and lacking its usual luster. At Melrose Aesthetics, we believe that winter is the perfect time to revamp your skincare routine and emerge with a radiant complexion. Keep reading to check out our top winter skincare tips and recommendations to keep your skin glowing all season long!
Hydration is Key!
During the winter months, the air tends to be drier, leading to increased moisture loss from our skin. Combat this by ramping up your hydration game. Opt for a rich, nourishing moisturizer that provides intense hydration without clogging pores. Look for ingredients like hyaluronic acid, glycerin, and ceramides, which help lock in moisture and strengthen the skin's barrier. (Contact us for a free consultation if you need help selecting products!)
Don't Forget SPF!
Just because the temperatures have dropped doesn't mean you can skip the sunscreen. UV rays can still penetrate through clouds and cause damage to your skin, leading to premature aging and even skin cancer. Choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 and apply it generously, especially to exposed areas like your face, neck, and hands.
Update your Skincare
As the weather changes, so should our skincare! If you're skin is feeling dry and irritated, reduce the frequency of your retinol use, and stay hydrated with Emogene & Co.'s Repair Facial Oil and Restore Night Cream. Their Healer Balm can be used for severe dry patches! (Contact us to purchase any of these products!)
Exfoliation is essential year-round, but it's especially crucial during the winter when dead skin cells can accumulate more rapidly, leading to a dull complexion. However, be gentle with your exfoliation routine, as harsh scrubs can further strip your skin of moisture and exacerbate dryness. Opt for chemical exfoliants like alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) or beta hydroxy acids (BHAs) to slough away dead skin cells gently and reveal smoother, brighter skin underneath.
Invest in a Humidifier
Indoor heating systems can zap the moisture from the air, leaving your skin feeling parched and tight. Combat this by using a humidifier in your home, especially in your bedroom while you sleep. Adding moisture to the air can help prevent your skin from drying out overnight, resulting in a more hydrated and supple complexion come morning.
Treat Yourself to a Professional Treatment
Winter is the perfect time to indulge in a pampering skincare treatment at Melrose Aesthetics! From hydrating facials to rejuvenating chemical peels, our expert aestheticians can tailor a treatment plan to address your specific skin concerns and leave you glowing from the inside out. Schedule a consultation today to discover which treatment is right for you!