Wednesday, November 18, 2015

7 Cold Weather Skincare Tips

The cold weather has made its way to our portion of Mid-Missouri, and it brings along with it a new set of possible problems for you skin.  The best medical spa at the Lake of the Ozarks is here to help you head these off before they affect your beautiful skin, but there are a few things that you can do on your own to keep your skin looking and feeling its best.  

#1 - Moisturize more.

You should moisturize year-round, but each season may call for moisturizers that are a bit different.  Serenity Medical Spa can help you figure out what your particular skin is craving due to the dryer, colder weather.  Be sure to moisturize your hands every single time that you wash them this time of year.  Your feet will need a little extra TLC to keep them smooth and soft, and don't forget those lips. It's difficult to keep them covered up and out of the wind, so always have a moisturizing lip treatment close at hand.           

#2 - Don't forget the sunscreen.

Summer isn't the only season that you need to protect your skin from the sun. It's just as strong in the winter, so don't forget this important step before heading outdoors.  

#3 - Exfoliate

This is important for keeping you skin fresh.  It will remove the dead layer of skin from the surface.  This step will also help to keep your lips and hands from drying up and cracking.  A skin consultation at our Lake of the Ozarks medical spa will guide you in deciding the type that you need and how often you should be using it for the best results.  

#4 - Turn on the humidifier.

Keeping your home warm also dries out the air, which dries out your skin.  A humidifier allows you to put moisture back into the air (and your skin) without sacrificing the cozy room temperature.  

#5 - Keep you skin covered outdoors.

Your skin will stay both warm and protected when you make sure to keep it covered up when you go outside.  Gloves, hats, and scarves are great for keeping the cold wind off of your skin.  Try to avoid using irritating fabrics like wool, but if you do, put a thin cotton layer between that piece of clothing and your skin.  

#6 - Keep showers warm and short.

Even though a nice, long, hot bath or shower sounds heavenly in the dead of winter, it's horrible for you skin.  Hot water will strip the natural oils from your skin.  Warm water instead of hot water is best, and try to keep your bathing time under 15 minutes.  The longer you are in there, the dryer your skin will be.  Also, always remember to pat your skin dry, don't rub it.    

#7 - Get a personal skin consultation.  

Every person's skin is different, and the skincare routine needed for it is unique. When you schedule your skin consultation at Serenity Medical Spa, our estheticians will analyze your skincare needs and provide you with a customized winter skincare plan.  We have a wide variety of SkinCeuticals® and SkinMedica® products that work wonderfully, as well as many services that work hand in hand with a good routine. 

Even though you are lot more covered up in the winter than in the summer months, it's still important to take good care of the skin that's hidden under those sweaters and coats.  Call us soon and schedule your own personal skin consultation at the best medical spa at the Lake of the Ozarks.  We have the knowledge and experience to get you and your skin through whatever comes your way.  After all, beauty is our business!

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