Winter is Coming, Prepare your Skin

As much as we hate to admit it, Fall has officially arrived and Winter will not be far behind. While the onset of Fall comes with all sorts of enjoyable things like changing leaf colors and pumpkin spice lattes, it also brings colder temperatures which are not too kind on our skin.

Let’s face it, winter weather can be tough on our faces. The day we turn on the heat in our houses, everything starts to dry out. You and your clients can get ahead of winter skin woes by tweaking your routine at the same time that you tweak your thermostat. Here are some easy modifications you can recommend implementing in the next month.

  1. Try a new moisturizer

While lightweight and quick-absorbing is the go-to move during hot girl summer, you’ll likely find that it is not enough for parched winter skin. Start trying some thicker, balmy options that will provide you continuous hydration throughout the day.

  1. Look for a moisturizer that is oil based

The advantage of an oil-based moisturizer is that is acts as a protective shield on your skin. This helps you retain more natural moisture and keeps it from evaporating off of your skin before you have absorbed all of its goodness.

  1. Make sure your hat, gloves, and socks are dry

We’ve all forgotten a load of laundry in the washer overnight and tried to use the quick-dry setting in a pinch. During the winter months avoid putting any damp clothing directly against your skin. Dry protective clothes will help keep your skin from cracking and chapping in the already harsh conditions.

  1. Don’t forget to use sunscreen

Just because the sun has disappeared for what seems like 100 days, don’t forget your SPF! Not only can you get sunburnt from the wintertime sun, the reflection of the sun off of snow can do a doozy on your skin. Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen to your body and hands and be sure to keep using moisturizers or foundations with build-in SPF for your face.

 

If your clients’ summer routines consisted of peels, masks, and toners, you may want to rethink their skincare plan during winter months. Each of these products and treatments can still be utilized, but switch to formulas that nourish the skin. Employ deeply-hydrating masks and toners without alcohol and don’t forget to follow up every procedure with recommendations for moisturizing products.

Interested in learning more about winter treatment options and expanding your practice’s menu of services? We are here to help! Our trainers are experts in the field and are performing these treatments on patients every day. MINT offers in-person aesthetics training at our office in Kansas City.Contact us today to find out about these aesthetic training opportunities and let us help you take you practice to the next level.