Winter can wreak havoc on our skin particularly as we move from the cold outdoors into our heated homes and work environments.
Wind, precipitation, and dropping temperatures can leave us with dry, flaky patches, or grey dull skin from lack of cell turnover. Redness and rosacea can become unmanageable.
Our Top 10 Tips for Maintaining Your Skin
You can spend a fortune on products but good skin comes from the outside in.
- Wrap your scarf around your face. There’s a reason the bedu wrapped shemaghs around their faces. It was to have protection from the elements.
- Forgo processed foods. Nothing is worse for your skin that junk food and sugary carbs.
- Remember dairy is inflammatory. Many skin problems vanish when we stop consuming gluten, grains, and dairy.
- Good fats like avocado and olive oil contain essential fatty acids and nutrients to feed your skin, as do fatty fish.
- Forgo hot baths and showers. They feel so good, but they are so drying. Settle for tepid instead.
- Just because you don’t feel as thirsty as you do in summer, doesn’t mean you should stop drinking water. Remember hydration doesn’t just happen when you drink liquids. Fruits and vegetables are essential to keeping your tissues supple and healthy.
- Try rose hip oil, avocado, almond oil for after shower moisturizing. Sometimes, natural really is best and most compatible with skin.
- Use a mild liquid facial cleanser mixed with table sugar for an effective scrub. Or make a mask from raw honey or aloe Vera. Japanese women swear by rice water, Eastern Europeans by egg whites. Inexpensive, easy to use and naturally biocompatible.
- Don’t overwork your skin with elaborate skin care routines. On a daily basis, sometimes less can be more.
- Get a facial.
- Silk Peel
The perfect winter facial. DermalInfusion three- in -one advanced skin-resurfacing treatment simultaneously exfoliates, extracts, and infuses skin for a 70% increase in volume.
2. Queen Bee
Exclusive to Refine Medical Spa, the Queen Bee facial combines Silk Peel with the skin tightening effects of Venus Legacy, a cutting-edge technology that utilizes multi-polar radio frequency and pulsed magnetic fields that cause a thermal reaction in the tissue that stimulates the body’s natural healing response.
3. The PRP or Vampire Facial is done using your own drawn blood that is centrifuged to separate the platelet-rich plasma, which is then applied directly to the skin. The platelets are high in growth hormone, and the microneedling stimulates the skin to regenerate. The entire procedure stimulates cell turnover. PRP can be combined with AquaGold’s superfine micro-needles to gently deliver a custom blended serum designed specifically for your needs into your skin.
The better you care for your skin today, the less you will need to do (and spend) as you age.