Let’s face it, “dry winter skin” is a bit redundant, right? After all, isn’t skin always dry in the winter? The answer is no! You can enjoy luminous, age-defying skin all winter long, and it’s easier to achieve than you think! In fact, the difference between a dehydrated, parched dermis and dewy, ageless radiance is just a few simple steps. Here are a few skin care tips from the skin care gurus on CNY’s Beauty Team for your most radiant winter yet.
Your skin care regimen is seasonal, not timeless.
As a SkinCeuticalSkinCeuticals®® flagship store, we are one of the nation’s top providers of medical-grade SkinCeuticals skin care products. We love all of their results-driven formulas, which include retinoids, toners, exfoliating alpha-hydroxy skin revivers, peptides, antioxidants, and so much more. But there’s a catch: There’s a time and place for every skin care product. In the summer, toners and exfoliants are key because they help to reduce excessive oil and debris to keep skin clear and bright. In the winter, the dry, indoor heat blasts, so retinoids, toners and abrasive exfoliants can be overkill. Ask us to help you select a wintertime skin care plan based on your unique complexion concerns and goals. Everyone is different. You may need extra help controlling acne while staying hydrated, whereas another may need to focus solely on brightening dark spots and smoothing lines and wrinkles. The CNY Beauty Team has got the skills and products to take your skin to the next level this season.
Stop over washing.
You may have been told that you need to wash your face with soap and water twice a day, but this advice is definitely outdated! For starters, soap is an absolute no-no. In the winter especially, your skin needs gentle cleansers that carefully cleanse without over-stripping the essential oils your skin needs to be healthy and fend off pollution and other irritants. Consider washing your face once a day, at night before bed, to wash away your makeup before slathering on your favorite nighttime serums. In the morning in your shower, simply waking up with a splash of water should do the trick. Unless you sleep in a mud pit, there’s nothing to wash off in the morning anyway!
Hydrate, hydrate, and did we mention hydrate?
Have you heard the saying that it’s easier to maintain something rather than replace it? Maintaining your skin’s natural moisture barrier is the key to staying radiant all season long. Once your skin starts to crack and flake, you’ve passed the point of no return and you’re going to have work hard trying to restore balance and heal your tired dermis! Remember to moisturize at night before bed, when your skin is most receptive to ingredients. Did you know that your skin is most productive while you are sleeping? It’s a fact that your skin works hard all night long to regenerate, heal and grow healthy, vibrant skin cells and collagen. That’s why nighttime serums are a fundamental component of every results-driven skin care regimen. In the morning, be sure to apply a combination SPF with moisturizer to help seal in hydration and protect your skin throughout the day.