Nurturing Your Skin Battling Dryness and Achieving Balance

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Health and Beauty: Devine Complexions

Christine Lewy

Licensed Esthetician, Divine Complexions  Spa Owner
Award-Winning  | West Coast  Glo Skin Beauty  Makeup Artist | NW YUMI  Lashes Educator

The Devine Complexions Store

The crisp air has arrived, and that calls for re-examining your skincare routine! Our skin becomes drier in the cooler months because of lower humidity, warmer showers, and harsh winds and weather, too. These elements negatively affect the outer most layer of the top layer of our skin, the stratum corneum — also called our skin barrier. If this layer is damaged in any way, it can lead to dryness, redness and irritation.

How to Winterize Your Skincare Routine

🟠 Change your cleanser from a foaming type to a richer, milky option for greater hydration.

🟠 Serums for wintertime should include vitamin B and a hyaluronic acid to help hydrate your skin. Vitamin B is an anti-inflammatory and prevents evaporation of moisture from the skin. Hyaluronic acid helps pull moisture toward it. A good hyaluronic acid serum will contain various molecular weights, hydrating your skin at different levels of epidermis. Choose one such as Epionce Intense Defense Serum (1). Another key ingredient is lactic acid, an alpha-hydroxy acid that helps significantly improve the skin’s appearance and keep it naturally hydrated.

🟠5 Like your cleanser, your moisturizer should also be a richer formula compared to summer’s light hydration. Also don’t forget your eye cream. Most skincare lines make a richer formula.

🟠 Masks continue to be a great skincare tool to boost your skin’s results. For the wintertime, one of my most favorite masks is the Enriched Firming Mask from Epionce (2), applying it after your nightly skincare routine and sleeping with it on. Another favorite is the Prime Renewing Pack from Valmont (3).

🟠 Don’t think for a second that just because it’s cooler outside with more clouds, you can forget your SPF. UVA, the rays that cause skin cancer and skin damage, can penetrate through clouds, rain and windows. So just because it is winter, it is still recommended to wear at least SPF 30 daily.

🟠 When it comes to skincare, you know I always recommend medical grade. If you’re going to spend money taking care of your skin, I recommend medical-grade products that allow penetration to deeper layers of the skin, giving better results.

Winter Spa Treatments

🟠 Winter is an amazing time for facials, especially HydraFacial. The treatment helps exfoliate dead dry skin while infusing hydration for that ultimate glow.

🟠 Now is also the perfect time for a peel, an exfoliating spa treatment using different alpha-hydroxy or beta-hydroxy acids to exfoliate the skin, giving it a more radiant, even and brighter appearance. Certain peels also greatly help with anti-aging.

🟠 Another ideal winter spa treatment is dermaplaning, a manual exfoliation treatment to remove the top dead layer of your skin. Pair this with a HydraFacial for the ultimate winter renewal.

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