Winter Skin Care Tips

Keep your skin healthy this winter with these tips from Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa.

1. Change with the season
The beauty products that you use during the spring and summer may not meet your needs during the winter. Schedule a facial appointment to see which products you should be using in your home routine to achieve maximum results.

2. Use a humidifier
Humidifiers allow your skin to absorb moisture from the air while you sleep or spend a lot of time working in your office. For better results, you can add a few drops of hydrating essential oil such as (geranium, rose, or lavender) in your humidifier. If you spend a lot of time driving, you can add hydrating essential oil to your car ventilation system as well.

3. Limit hot showers & baths
During the winter time, run warm water in your shower or bath and limit the amount of time you spend. Apply a hydrating moisturizing spray on damp skin before you towel dry. This will penetrate better into the skin leaving it soft for a longer period of time. People who have rosacea or sensitive skin should be very careful and never use very hot water on their face or body.

4. Wear SPF 15 or more all year round
Winter is the season when a lot of us cannot wait to participate in snow related activities such as skiing. Due to winter snow, the sun’s reflection can damage unprotected skin worse than any other time. The sun can damage skin even on days that are not sunny and warm, so remember to wear SPF 365 days a year.

5. Don’t forget your hands
Hands are very exposed in the winter so remember to wear gloves and use a very potent anti-aging hand cream such as Eight Hour Cream Intensive Moisturizing Hand Treatment. For people that have extremely dry hands it is very good to apply a deeply hydrating moisturizer in the evening and wear cotton gloves while you sleep.

6. A Beautiful scarf to cover your scalp
On a very cold day be sure to cover your head and not just your ears. An unprotected scalp can damage hair roots, creating hair loss. The cold weather can over dry your scalp and create flakiness. An unhealthy scalp will cause unhealthy looking hair that will split easily and faster than normal.

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