Winter can be the worst time for your skin. Dry, cracked and itchy skin can leave you counting down the days until the spring. Here are some tips and tricks to help you your skin survive the winter.

If Your Skin is Super Dry…

Choose body moisturizers that come in jars rather than bottles with pumps. Creams are more hydrating than lotion which means the thicker formula in cream is harder to feed through the pump, hence the jar.

Add oil to your daily routine. Coconut oil is great for both your body and hair. However, if your skin is sensitive or prone to breakouts, try argan oil instead. If you’re afraid to put coconut oil straight onto your face or body, try mixing it in with a little face or body moisturizer.

If Your Skin is Itchy…

Take an oatmeal bath. The oatmeal helps calm inflammation of the skin and soothe the skin as well.  There are many products you can buy or you can do a DIY one at home! Take some large flake oatmeal and grind it into a blender or food processor until you have a very fine consistent powder. Then pour it into your bathtub with desired temperature water. The oatmeal should absorb easily into the water, and it should be a milky white color that feels nice and silky.

If Your Skin is Red or Sallow, or You Have Dark Circles Under Your Eyes…

Use color correctors to combat winter skin. In the winter, your skin can turn different colors. You can get red cheeks and/or nose, blue under-eye circles, or a yellowish tinge over all. When shopping for color correcting makeup, look for these colors to battle whatever you need!

  • Pale Pink: Targets blue-toned spots on fair skin
  • Peach: Neutralizes blue/purple shadows on medium skin
  • Orangey-Pink: Cancels out dark spots on dark skin tones
  • Yellow: Conceals purple or darker-toned shadows on olive or tan skin
  • Green: Camouflages Redness
  • Lavender: Cancels out yellow tones

If Your Skin is Peeling or Flaky…

Use a barrier cream.  Find products with the words “barrier repair” or “restore” on the label. These creams replenish lost lipids which are the molecules that help hydrate your skin and create moisture to help you get your glow back.

Exfoliate. You typically need to exfoliate the most in the winter to get rid of the dry, flaky, dead skin cells. Use a washcloth in a circular motion to gently exfoliate away the dry patches. Using light circular motions is more effective than motion that is too harsh on your skin.

Sublime Salon and Spa can help rejuvenate your skin this winter. Contact us today to find about the different type of spa treatments and products that we offer.