Now that cooler temperatures are influencing your wardrobe choices, it only makes sense that you adjust your skin care routine as well. Cold, dry weather can take its toll on skin that isn’t properly moisturized, leading to dry patches and inflammation. Luckily, there are measures that can be taken in the spa and at home.
Here are some of the best tips to ensure healthy, glowing skin throughout the harshest winter months:
Switch to a Hydrating Cleanser
Cleansing is one of the first and most important steps in a healthy skincare routine and skin should never feel dry after a wash. Skin contains natural oil that helps keep it moisturized and harsh cleansers can strip away that oil. Hydrating cleansers on the other hand, gently strip away the impurities without sacrificing moisture. If your client asks for your recommendations regarding which winter cleansers and moisturizers are right for them, advise them to avoid products with sulfates, alcohols, and parabens.
Speaking of Hydration…
Classic hydrating facials with gentle exfoliation are great during the winter. You might also want to consider lipid layer repair treatments, which work with the layers of the skin. Now is also a great time to do combo treatments for face and eye, since the skin around the eye is very sensitive to dry air this time of year. Our Pillowettes work perfectly with these types of treatments because they’re extremely soft and durable, but also come with a slip-case so you may slide your fingers in for easier control.
Sunny or not, always SPF
Whether it’s 8 or 80 degrees outside, it’s imperative to wear sunscreen. Even if the sun isn’t out, harmful rays can make their way through the clouds and for already parched skin, the extra damage isn’t worth it. Silken Wipes will be your go-to wipe when applying product because it’s lightly absorbent, so it won’t waste your expensive moisturizers and sunscreens.
For the days you can’t make it to the spa, keeping a stash of your own homemade body scrubs at home will be a lifesaver. Our cellulose sponges are ideal for removing product, especially those with exfoliants.
- Try a peppermint sugar body scrub to achieve a beautiful glow while also getting into the holiday spirit!
- If you have dry skin, oatmeal body scrubs will be your best friend this season. Oatmeal is great for calming itchy and inflamed skin.
- Coffee sugar body scrub is a great way to reuse your coffee grinds and keep your skin plump with minimal cellulite this winter.
Men and women of all ages can combat the signs of daily wear and tear on the skin and Intrinsics wants to help you in your efforts! In addition to offering informative, curated blog posts, we offer a full line of wholesale professional skin care products made from 100% USA cotton. For more information and/or to request a sample pack, visit our website.