Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Winter skincare for the colder months ahead

Unless you live in southern Texas or Hawaii, you’ve probably noticed the temperature outside dropping a little day by day as you transition from sundresses, to sweaters, and eventually snowsuits. But your wardrobe shouldn’t be the only thing you change in preparation for the colder months. Winter weather is notorious for wicking moisture away from your skin, and like Cat Tatman, gloProfessional’s director of marketing, says, now’s the time to start hydrating. So before the snowflakes start to fall, keep Tatman’s Tips in mind for a flake-free season.

  • Make sure you are using a product like the Advanced B5 Hydration with hyaluronic acid in addition to your moisturizer because it will help your skin stay balanced. Hyaluronic acid attracts and maintains 1,000 times its weight in water while preventing trans-epidermal water loss, and protecting against environmental aggressors. Also, the great thing about B5 Hydration is that it is suitable for any skin type.
  • Select a slightly heavier moisturizer than you use during warmer months to help seal in your skin's natural moisture, protect against dehydration and provide a buffer against temperature extremes. (Try switching to Conditioning Hydration Cream if during summer months you use something a bit lighter like Oil Free Moisturizer or Oil Control Emulsion.)
  • Transition from a gel cleanser to a cream cleanser like Conditioning Milk Cleanser if you tend to have dry skin. If you usually use Purifying Gel Cleanser, the new Hydrating Gel Cleanser might be a great fit for your skin during the colder months. 
  • Incorporate a hydrating mask into your weekly regimen like the Conditioning Restorative Mask
  • Before heading out into harsh conditions for say a ski trip, use a heavy moisturizer like Barrier Balm or Restorative Cream.
  • Continue using Vitamin C Serum and sunscreen to maintain healthy skin all year round.

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