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Winterize Your Skin!
You know winter is here when you find salt stains on your brand new leather boots and got brown colored ice under the front tire of your car. These are just some of the winter pet peeves that we have all grown to live with. Don’t let cold temperatures and dry air wreak havoc on your beauty routine. Follow these quick easy steps and you’ll be able to keep that healthy glowing skin all year round. Don’t be surprised if you find others asking you what your secret is!
1. MAINTAIN A LUMINOUS GLOW ALL YEAR ROUND
Quench your skin’s thirst by switching out your foam cleanser with a gel or cream cleanser to increase the moisture and avoiding dull red skin. Try Phytomer’s Gentle Cleansing Milk.
Hydration’s best friend is TONER. Toner rebalances your skins pH level by bringing back the production of your natural oils to keep your face from drying and avoiding tightness. Too much tightness from the cold can result in cracking and redness. Try Phytomer’s Rosee Visage Toner.
Exfoliation is an amazing way to make dull, flaky skin shiny and new like a brand new car. It gets rid of all the dead skin cells giving you a better surface to reproduce new skin cells. With proper exfoliation you will have that baby soft skin you thought you could never get back. Try using Phytomer’s Resurfacing Peeling Duo.
Just because the sun isn’t blazing and the shorts are put away doesn’t mean we stash the SPF with it. SPF is as much needed now than ever!! Your skin is exposed to higher UV levels due to the extreme light-reflecting properties of snow. The dehydrating effects of wind and prolonged exposure to cold temperatures are also added concerns. You should keep in mind that free radicals from indoor light are also damaging to your skin so make sure you top off your skin with a strong SPF to help fight the signs of aging all year round. Try Guinot’s 30 SPF protection.
2. SHINY HAPPY HAIR
Yes your hair needs some loving too!!
A weekly hair mask to hydrate those hair follicles before they break off into those oh not so attractive split ends will help your hair look its best. Deep treatment can be done with your own conditioner just apply and leave over night, rinse in the morning and style as usual. A simple tip to remember is to avoid tying up you hair when it’s still wet, doing so causes unnecessary breakage leading to dry brittle hair.
A dry scalp is an unhappy scalp so get some fingers planted on your pretty noggin and stimulate those oil glands with a scalp massage.
3. MOSTURE DOES A BODY GOOD….
Cold weather gives moisture a hard time to penetrate the skins surface leaving it itchy, red, and blotchy. A great way to break those barriers is to apply oil on your skin before you put lotion after your shower. This seals the deal and keeps moisture in. Try Spa Ritual’s Infinitely Loving Oil.
4. PAMPER YOUR HARD-WORKING HANDS AND FEET
Your poor hands and feet take the brunt of all the hard work you do, they are what gets us through our day and take all our abuse without complaint. Paraffin treatment is just the solution to give them a mini vacation. Paraffin is a soft wax that is applied to feet or hands for about 15mins locking in moisture leaving your hands and feet silky soft. Also, for those who are suffering from the aching effects of arthritis, this is a great way to sooth muscle and joint pain.
Now that we’ve basically covered all your body parts lets recap. We can see a basic theme here which is cold=dry so moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!! Although we have busy schedules and the hustle and bustle of the winter distractions lets not neglect ourselves. So dust off your winter boots and follow these easy to do winter skin ready tips!!!
Written Liz Ortiz from Mayfair Parkway’s Spa