Just like summer, winter elements can also be the cause of many skin problems. Winter self-care involves more than just wearing furry coats and turning up the heat; cold weather can often be harsh on the skin. The skin on your face is the most likely to be affected by the cold since it is most exposed to the weather. Washing your face twice a day and doing a deep cleanse at night is one step in maintaining smooth and clear skin. Deep cleansing using a quality product that opens the pores and removes impurities, oil, and winter debris can leave the skin feeling fresh. It also reduces the chances of suffering breakouts during the winter.
Fortunately, you can protect your skin from the dry and harsh winter elements in many ways, such as a customized skincare regimen with incredible medical-grade products to target your skin’s specific concerns. At Enchanted Medical Aesthetics, we offer a variety of medical-grade products that are perfect for preparing your skin for winter.
Exfoliating once a week is important. Exfoliating removes dead cells on the outermost layer of your skin as well as removes oil and bacteria, which can cause pores to become irritated. During the winter, limit scrubbing to once or twice a week to prevent redness, itching, or drying out. Invest in a good exfoliating scrub such as Enchanted Medical Aesthetics Revive Exfoliating Scrub. This mild, brightening scrub with bio-friendly exfoliating beads gently cleanses and brightens the skin by removing dead skin cells and excess oils to reveal healthier, younger-looking skin.
One of the best investments for your skin is a great moisturizer. Cold air causes the skin to become dry, so choosing a product that will keep your skin moisturized is vital. An excellent product, like our Restore Lipid Replenishing Cream, helps to nourish the skin and protect the skin barrier. Infused with amino acids, lipids, hyaluronic acid, powerful antioxidants, peptides, niacinamide, and plant stem cells ensures continuous hydration plus support and stimulates collagen.
Refrain from assuming you do not need sunscreen during the winter. No matter how weak the sun seems, skin gets exposed to UV radiation from the sun even when it’s not hot or sunny outside. So, sunscreen is as essential during the winter as in the summer. Invest in a medical grade SPF from our skincare line that gives you SPF 50+ protection, age-defying antioxidant benefits, and pigment technology to blend with your skin tone, such as our Essential Mineral Tinted SPF or Shield Mineral Matte SPF.
Enchanted’s Antioxidant Moisturizing Sunscreen can also be formulated to give you the highest UVA/UVB protection level. A potent antioxidant blend helps fight free radicals and gives you hydrating benefits of hyaluronic acid.
Toner is an important part of a skincare routine, especially in the winter. Skin produces oil to compensate for the dryness; if not managed, excess oil can clog pores and cause additional problems- such as acne. A medical-grade toner will remove the excess oil and prevent a shiny face. Enchanted’s Antioxidant Toning Mist helps calm skin, removes excess oil, and tightens pores for a smoother appearance.
Additional Winter Tips:
Take care of your lips since they are very susceptible to cold temperatures. Keep lips moisturized, and one of the best ways to do this is by investing in a hydrating lip treatment- such as our Plumping Hyaluronic Acid Lip Treatment. Our Lip Treatment is formulated with broad spectrum SPF 30 to protect from UVA/UVB and free radical damage, Hyaluronic Acid to draw and seal in moisture, and Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38 to support healthy collagen production.
One of the best pieces of advice is to drink adequate water daily to keep the skin healthy and plump during the winter months. Water hydrates the body and creates a medium for the body to release toxins and gives life to cells. Therefore, drinking several glasses of water daily is important to keep your skin looking supple and smooth.
To book a consultation to receive a customized skincare regimen from one of our medical aestheticians, call our office at 386-317-1449 or conveniently book a consultation on our website by visiting www.EchantedMedicalAesthetics.com