As winter covers the world with its frosty embrace, our skin often takes the brunt of the season's harshness. The colder temperatures, dry air, and indoor heating can leave our skin feeling parched, dull, and lacking its usual glow. However, with a few adjustments to your skincare routine, you can keep your skin healthy, hydrated, and radiant during the coldest months of the year.
At Salon Evolve, we understand the importance of adapting your skincare regimen to combat the challenges posed by winter. Here are some expert tips to help you maintain a healthy and glowing complexion:
Hydration is Key
Winter air tends to be dry, sapping moisture from our skin. To counteract this, make hydration your priority. Opt for a gentle, hydrating cleanser that won't strip your skin of its natural oils. Follow up with a rich, nourishing moisturizer to lock in moisture. Look for products containing ingredients like hyaluronic acid, glycerin, or ceramides, known for their hydrating properties.
Don't Skip the Sunscreen
UV rays are present even on cloudy winter days, and snow can reflect sunlight, intensifying its effects on your skin. Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30, especially on exposed areas like your face, neck, and hands. This simple step helps protect your skin from premature aging and damage caused by UV rays.
We recommend: Elevated Shade Tinted Sunscreen ($
Indoor heating can be incredibly drying to the skin. Combat this by using a humidifier to add moisture to the air. This extra humidity can prevent your skin from becoming too dry and irritated, maintaining a healthy balance.
Regular exfoliation helps remove dead skin cells and allows your moisturizers to penetrate better. However, during winter, opt for gentler exfoliants like a mild chemical exfoliator or a soft-bristled brush. Over-exfoliating can strip away essential oils, leading to further dryness and irritation.
We recommend: One Fine Day Sugar Polish!
Stay Hydrated from Within
Remember to drink plenty of water throughout the day. Hydrating your body from the inside out is just as crucial as applying moisturizers topically. Herbal teas, hot water with lemon, and infused water can be delightful ways to increase your fluid intake while also providing added nutrients.
Treat Yourself to Regular Facials
Consider indulging in professional skincare treatments at Salon Evolve. Our expert aestheticians can provide tailored facials designed to combat winter skin woes. From hydrating masks to rejuvenating treatments, a facial can deeply nourish and revitalize your skin, leaving you with a radiant complexion.
Schedule a low-risk express facial with one our 3 amazing estheticians!
Protect Your Lips and Hands
The delicate skin on your lips and hands is particularly susceptible to dryness and cracking during winter. Use a rich lip balm with nourishing ingredients like shea butter or coconut oil and apply hand cream regularly to keep these areas soft and moisturized.
We reccomend: Bluephoria Sleep Lip Mask
Dress Smart for the Weather
Protecting your skin from the elements starts with your clothing choices. Wear scarves, gloves, and hats to shield your skin from cold winds and frosty air. This not only keeps you warm, but also helps prevent moisture loss.
By incorporating these simple yet effective tips into your skincare routine, you can bid farewell to winter skin woes and greet the season with a healthy, radiant glow. At Salon Evolve, we believe that taking care of your skin is a form of self-care, and winter shouldn't dampen your skin's natural beauty. Embrace these practices and let your skin shine all year round!
Also, don't miss out on our Annual Customer Appreciation Sale! Take up to 20% off on your favorite Salon Evolve products from now until December 23rd, 2023. In-store only.