Fighting Back Against Dry Winter Air
With the frigid winds of winter comes the inevitable dryness of our skin. Suddenly, it seems like half our time is spent applying moisturizer to every part of our body!
We are here to help you get through the bitter cold with some key ideas from Butter Day Spa esthetician Shaley, to maintain a beautiful and glowing complexion.
1. Great skin starts from within. Stay hydrated. Drinking as much water as possible throughout the day will ultimately provide your skin with ample water to keep your skin cells from crumbling and cracking under cold winds. Ditch the processed foods and make healthy fats like omega-3s part of your regular diet. These can be found in fish, walnuts, leafy greens, and flaxseed to name a few foods, and are also sold as nutritional supplements.
2. Get the SPF back out! Just because the weather is colder, does not mean we are safe from the elements. Applying a water-based moisturizer with SPF daily is a great way protect against wind and sun damage. It is light and hydrating, and the SPF will create a tough barrier for your skin. Use at least SPF 15 or stronger.
3. Dont forget your lips. The skin on the lips is very similar to the rest of your skin, but your lip skin is much thinner and does not have oil glands, so it needs a little extra care when it comes to hydration. Apply a lip balm that also contains SPF and a beeswax. This serves as an extra protective barrier against the weather.
4. Use the right skin products for your skin. When choosing a face moisturizer, stay away from products that contain mineral oil. It can clog your pores, which in turn leads to oils trapped under your skin and blackheads. Instead, keep an eye out for oils like coconut, sweet almond, grape seed, and jojoba, all of which are non-comedogenic (formulated to not block the pores).
These tips will help you arrive on the other side of winter with a beautiful glow and soft skin. If you are looking for a higher level of TLC, check out our Europa Facial, targeted towards maintaining hydration and moisture in the skin.