Winter weather can leave your skin feeling dry, chapped, dehydrated, inflamed, and flaky, making you lose confidence in your skin. But, these no-fail skincare tips and products will help your skin become refreshed, radiant, and hydrated all winter long.
Here at Facelogic Spa in Upland, we hand-select our favorite skincare lines and products, so that when you come in our doors, you can rest assured that your skin will receive only the highest quality treatment, and that you can leave with the knowledge and products to keep your skin happy and healthy between facials, at home. Our estheticians will perform a thorough skin analysis and recommend the skincare products from Image Skincare, Eminence Organic Skin Care, and Facelogic Signature Skincare, that will be most beneficial for your unique face, neck, hands, and décolleté.
So, in honor of the dry January we are having, we asked our on-site professional estheticians for their recommendations of no-fail ways for every skin type to get and keep radiant skin this winter. Here they are:
1. Drink plenty of water.
There are two ways to hydrate your skin, and both are super important. The first is to drink plenty of water. Every cell in your body needs hydration to function and clean itself out, but your skin cells show the most obvious signs of hydration. When you are hydrated, your skin will look more radiant, less wrinkly, and more youthful.
2. Choose a balancing or hydrating cleanser.
We suggest looking for a cleanser that will either balance your skin or add antioxidants like vitamin C to your skin’s surface. Harsh cleansers can strip the natural oils off the surface of your skin, leaving it feeling even more dry and irritated this winter. That’s why we specifically recommend these cleansers:
Eminence Organic Skin Care Stone Crop Gel Wash – We love the entire Stone Crop line from Eminence because it is amazing for hydration and safe for any skin type. You could use this morning and night! Just wash, rinse, and follow with a moisturizer.
Image Skincare Vital C Facial Cleanser – Safe for every skin type, this cleanser infuses the skin with antioxidants and vitamin C to help it look lively and truly healthy this winter.
Image Skincare Ormedic Balancing Facial Cleanser– This cleanser eliminates the need for toner because of how it balances the skin even while washing. It is just the right amount of sudsy and very effective at hydrating and leaving skin soft.
3. Moisturize daily.
The second way to hydrate your skin is through topical moisturizers. Our estheticians recommend moisturizing your face, neck, and décolleté after you cleanse them, every morning and every night. Our favorite moisturizers that are safe for every skin type are:
Eminence Organic Skin Care Stone Crop Hydrating Mist – Just spritz some on your face after cleansing and before you apply moisturizer.
Image Skincare Vital C Hydrating Intense Moisturizer – The entire Image Vital C line is safe for all skin types and super effective for hydration and anti-aging. We love it all!
Image Skincare Vital C Hydrating Facial Oil– Simply apply a drop or two to your fingers and distribute over your face, neck, and décolleté each night before you apply night cream.
Image Skincare Ormedic Balancing Anti-Oxidant Serum– This stuff feels delicious on your skin. Just use after you cleanse at night. Follow with Image Skincare’s Peptides for divine skin!
Eminence Organic Skin Care Tropical Vanilla Day Cream (SPF 32)- This is one of our favorite products, especially for using in the morning. It will help protect your skin from harmful sun, and it will protect and hydrate your skin for the day ahead.
4. Use an Enzyme Masque.
Enzyme masques contain enzymes that help “unglue” the dead skin cells on the top layer of your skin. These dead skin cells can leave your skin looking dull and tired. So, we recommend using an enzyme masque regularly.
Our favorite one is: Image Skincare Vital C Hydrating Enzyme Masque.
5. Run a humidifier while you sleep.
The air around you can pull moisture out of your skin, so adding moisture back into the air can help your skin maintain some of its natural hydration. Using a humidifier this winter can help you notice fewer dry spots, less flaky skin, and an easier time getting your skin to glow.
6. Schedule a facial.
When you come see our estheticians, they will spend an hour focusing on helping your skin become its most radiant by customizing your treatment. We offer signature facials, elite facials, deluxe facials, and the HydraFacial. One of our favorite facials for hydration is the HydraFacial because of how the HydraFacial machine uses water and suction to help skin shed dead skin cells, simultaneously infusing skin with serums and antioxidants. You’ll walk away feeling young, dewy, and hydrated.
Also, avoid these common skincare faux pas…
1. Bar soap and harsh cleansers
These will strip your skin’s surface of natural oils and leave skin sensitive to the environment. Instead, try an exfoliating body scrub and use our recommended facial products.
2. Rubbing your skin dry
Your towel can have dirt, environmental pollutants, and oils on it. The best way to avoid putting these back into your skin is to use a clean towel and pat your skin dry. Avoid rubbing as much as possible.
We are firm believers that your skin can look its best all year long, and we would love to help you solve your skincare frustrations. This is your winter, and we are here to help you love your skin. If you would like to schedule a facial, give us a call at (909) 949-0385!