Best Practices for Caring for Your Skin During the Winter
When we think of winter we began thinking of the holidays, watching the kids make snowmen, snuggling up with our hot chocolate, family, fellowship and holiday shopping. But there's one thing that most men most of the time neglect, our skin. “As the seasons change, so does our skin,” says Terrence Bonner of The Glam Station and Spa. "Due to lower temperatures and dry indoor heat, our skin becomes dryer and if we aren’t consuming enough water to stay hydrated our skin also becomes dehydrated which results in rough flaky skin that looks dull and feels tight.”
Terrence shares a few tips to keep your skin hydrated and nourished all winter long.
Use Hydrating Masks on a weekly basis
A great hydrating mask will help keep your skin moisturized, plumped, and soft. Look for key active ingredients like hyaluronic acid, vitamins A, B, C & E, pure essential oils, and antioxidants.
Use a Rich Moisturizing Face Cleanser daily
Combat the cold weather with a fragrance-free moisturizing cleanser. improving moisture retention using a moisturizing cleanser with key ingredients like Chamomile, Vitamins A, B, C, D & E, Elder Flower, Arnica, and HYA complex. These key ingredients will help to provide deep moisture, soothing, healing, and help fill fine lines and wrinkles.
It's best to use a cream or ointment in the winter. Make sure to look for one that includes Vitamins (A,B,C&E), elderflower, chamomile, and calendula. Great moisturizing hydrators will include ingredients with hyaluronates, peptides. These ingredients help soothe, calm, reduce redness, and plump the skin.
Use an Exfoliant
At the Glam Station and Spa, we prefer an enzyme. Gentle fruit enzymes digest the old, rough and dry skin cells on the top layer of the skin to reveal the smooth, rejuvenated skin beneath. The skin is left clean, clear, and ready to receive the nutrients delivered in your daily routine. Fruit enzymes are excellent for radiant skin because they are naturally derived and can be more gentle on the skin. Other examples of enzymes include pineapple, papaya, guava, and passionfruit.