Winter is sticking around for a while this year, which means by now you’re probably missing more than just the sun-kissed glow you rock all summer long. Fierce winds and cold air can wreak havoc on skin, leaving it dry, dull, and lifeless. Unfortunately, spending the season inside doesn’t help. Artificial heat tends to be dry, so unless you have a humidifier in every room, your skin is probably parched from November to March. Below, the friendly team at Mark & M.E. shares just a few skin care tips for regaining your glow without waiting for the snow to melt.
3 Winter Skin Care Tips
1. Exfoliate Less Frequently, But More Deeply
Winter tends to dry out the skin, and dry skin does not respond well to exfoliating; however, everyone should still exfoliate periodically during the colder months. The precise frequency will depend on your lifestyle and skin type, but most people benefit from sloughing off dead skin weekly. Despite doing so less often, you can ensure you still reap the benefits, like faster skin regeneration and better absorption of moisturizer, by exfoliating more deeply than you normally do.
2. Moisturize Twice a Day
Cold, dry air often leaves skin parched. You can combat the dryness by moisturizing in the morning and then again at bedtime. For optimum results, devise a skin care routine that allows you to moisturize after every bath or shower. Damp skin seals in lotion much better than dry skin. Additionally, if you don’t have a favorite moisturizer yet, look for an oil-based product rather than a water-based one because it will help the skin retain the lotion longer.
3. Apply a Facial Oil
The face is especially prone to dry skin in the wintertime because it often remains uncovered when braving the elements. For added protection, consider applying a facial oil in addition to your regular moisturizer. These oils can nourish skin while promoting the regeneration of healthy, new cells. Popular oils for combating dry, flaky skin—and promoting a beautiful, natural-looking glow—include grape seed oil and coconut oil.
The above tips are great for maintaining healthy skin, but they can take some time to produce noticeable results. If you want to revive your skin in a major way with immediate results, book at facial at Mark & M.E. in Rochester, NY. More than just a hair salon, they are proud to offer everything from waxing to wedding makeup. You can learn more about the comprehensive skin care services this full service salon provides by visiting their website. To schedule a deep cleansing facial or makeup application, call (585) 473-7360.