Winter can be a challenging season for us and our skin — with dry, cold conditions, you may have found that your skin is more prone to damage and less able to maintain aesthetic treatment results. Each season has its challenges, but we’re here to help you achieve and maintain stunning complexion improvements, rain or shine!
Let’s jump into our top tips for keeping your skin glowing all winter long:
Continue using sunscreen.
We know sun protection may not be top-of-mind this time of year, but UV rays can still penetrate through cloud cover. While they may not be as strong as in the summer, they can still cause sun damage and wrinkles, as well as compromise your treatment results when combined with winter’s inclement weather. The sun can even reflect off sheets of snow or ice. Plus, a higher altitude means you’re closer to the sun — and Colorado has the highest altitude of any contiguous U.S. state! Be sure to wear an SPF 30 sunscreen every day.
Avoid taking showers that are too hot or too long.
It’s no surprise that people coming in from a cold day outdoors might want to indulge in a long, hot shower to relax. However, winter weather conditions can really dry out your skin, and very hot, lengthy showers can further exacerbate this lack of moisture. This can cause your skin to appear duller, become scaly or turn red in certain areas. Not only that, but the skin barrier may be weakened, increasing the risk of infection.
Continue with your winter skincare regimen, prioritizing moisturization.
Remember to continue with your regular skincare routine while following your post-care instructions for your specific aesthetic treatment. Keep moisture in mind to help your skin stay plump and healthy. With every season change, we recommend re-evaluating your products to make sure they align with the needs of your skin during that season.
Drink plenty of water.
Remember, the rest of your body needs water just as much as your skin does. While we don’t have the sweltering heat of summer anymore to remind us to hydrate throughout the day, it still plays a huge role in our skin’s health. Staying hydrated can improve the blood flow in your body and skin, helping your body run smoothly.
Schedule a maintenance treatment.
One of the best ways to keep your results glowing for the long term is to stay up to date with your skin treatments. This allows us to give you specific recommendations based on your treatment, skin concerns and goals and give your skin another boost whenever it might need it. Keep in mind that different services have varying timelines for maintenance treatments — we’ll help you determine your ideal treatment regimen during your personal consultation.