Why does your skin feel dry, flaky, and sometimes even crack during the cold weather? It’s because the skin is the barrier that keeps water and hydration in your body. In colder temperatures, water evaporates off its surface faster and easier, leaving it dry. The frigid weather has the same effect on hair and nails.
Use these tips to help recapture hydration and keep your face, hair, and body looking and feeling fabulous all winter long.
Switch your cleanser – Use a more hydrating, gentle cleanser that won’t leave your face feeling stripped.
Remove dead skin cells – Incorporate exfoliation into your weekly skincare routine to allow better penetration of your moisturizer. A chemical peel is a must-have to help combat dry skin buildup and bring healthy, radiant cells to the surface.
Try: The Spa’s Micropeel Treatment (especially before an event for glowing skin).
Boost your hydration – Incorporate hyaluronic acid before you moisturize. It holds 1000 times its weight in water. Find the moisturizer your winter skin craves, choosing emollient, richer options.
Try: SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2
Apply sunscreen = Yes, even in winter!
Treat your lips – Incorporate a lip scrub and apply a lip masque nightly.
Try: SkinCeuticals Antioxidant Lip Repair
Choose a hydrating shampoo – To reduce stripping excess oils from your hair, opt for an oil-based or sulfate-free shampoo to maintain the moisture winter hair requires.
Try: Kérastase Elixir Ultime or Kérastase Bain Fluidéaliste Shampoo
Use a conditioning masque – This is your best option for managing the impacts of winter at home. For extremely dry ends, opt for a pre-shampoo masque.
Try: Philip Kingsley Elasticizer Extreme Deep-Conditioning Treatment
Choose a signature treatment – At the Salon, be sure to request the damage-free service when lightening your hair to strengthen the hair fiber, support bond stability, and preventing breakage. Or opt for a Signature Hair Treatment to target specific hair concerns.
Soothe your scalp –Winter weather often means a dry scalp. Ensure that your scalp is healthy with a Head Spa treatment, which acts like a facial for your scalp, providing the perfect environment to grow strong, healthy, beautiful hair.
Try: Philip Kingsley Exfoliating Scalp Mask
Try: The Spa’s Head Spa Treatment
Shield your hair from frizz – Use an anti-humectant hairspray to protect your blowout.
Try: Oribe Imperméable Anti-Humidity Spray
Lock in moisture – A shower oil or cream-based cleanser will help hydrate and balance winter skin.
Exfoliate correctly – While too much scrubbing can leave your skin dry and flaky, exfoliating with a hydrating, sugar scrub in your weekly shower routine can help your moisturizer work better. Don’t forget to exfoliate your hands and between those fingers.
Try: Lalicious Sugar Scrub
Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize – Pat your skin dry and apply moisturizer immediately after your shower. Opt for a body oil or body butter or, better yet, apply a body oil and finish with a body butter to trap in moisture. For deep hydration and nourishment, try a body masque or indulge in an Organic Body Melt treatment.
Try: Lalicious The Oil & Body Butter
Try: Kopari Organic Coconut Melt
Try: The Spa’s Organic Body Melt Treatment
Other Tips & Tricks
To retain hydration
- Use a humidifier.
- Drink an extra glass or two of water daily.
- Avoid excessively hot showers and baths.
Come into the Salon and Spa at PRO Club for all your beauty needs – no membership required!