Alumier Skin Experts / November 21, 2019
When winter hits, you can feel it in your bones and definitely on your skin. This is the perfect time to hone in on your skin’s changing needs. The transition from summer heat to wintery cold can be quite challenging for your dermis. The outside cold air and indoor dry heat can leave your skin dehydrated, inflamed and dull. So, getting advice and expert treatments from your skincare professional is a must.
Knowing exactly what to ask when it comes to figuring out what treatment is right for you can be overwhelming. The bottom line is, you want to give your skin some TLC and come out looking and feeling great. Here are some tips!
Here’s What You Should Ask Your Skincare Professional
How can I make my skin look less dull? Winter skin can look dull because of slowed cell turnover where dead skin cells hand around longer than they should. Speed up your sluggish winter skin with regular chemical peels. They will exfoliate that dead dull layer to reveal your glowing skin just beneath. Continue to exfoliate about twice a week as part of your home care routine.
What are the ways that I can hydrate my skin? Ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and glycerin are excellent for water retention to leave your skin hydrated and plump. Even if you are getting a treatment to address other skincare issues, give your skin the hydrating boost it needs by adding on a moisturizing mask.
Should I look at changing any of my home care during the cooler months? Yes. In addition to getting professional treatments, a proper home care routine is essential to optimize results. And as the weather changes to freezing, your skincare routine also needs to change to a winter version. To see how click here!
My skin is oily. Do I need to worry about hydration? Just because your skin is oily, it doesn’t mean that you can skip out on hydration in the winter. Oily skin needs moisture also! Your skincare professional will know exactly which treatments to recommend to ensure your skin gets the right balance of water it needs.
My skin gets red and irritated. What can I do to calm my skin down? Redness and irritation can be signs that your skin is being traumatized by over-dryness thanks to the frigid climate. The cold air and blistering wind outside, combined with the dry heating inside, can wreak a little havoc on your skin. Getting professional treatments and a complimentary home care routine that focuses on calming your skin and decreasing irritation is key.
Do I need to wear sunscreen in the winter? Say it with me. Yes! Yes! Yes! End of story.
Always talk to a skincare professional – here’s how you can find one: https://www.alumiermd.ca/find_a_professional
What to Try:
Skin Type: Sensitive/Redness-prone/Dry skin
Why: HydraCalm moisturizer is a rich and restorative hydrator packed with natural calming ingredients specifically formulated to relieve redness-prone and sensitive skin. Sea whip, boswellia, aloe and honey soothe skin. An innovative low molecular weight hyaluronic acid and niacinamide provide intense moisture to all layers of the skin. A copper peptide strengthens and rehabilitates the look of skin. Antioxidants provide protection from free radical damage.