It’s official, winter is here. For most of us, the cold weather might have you hiding away indoors by a cozy fire. Cold temperatures, dry air, and harsh winds can take quite a toll on the condition of your skin…
All of our favorite winter activities such as ice skating, snowy walks, and fireplace hangs all have an effect on the skin and cause it to dry out. There is no better time to pay extra close attention to the skin to keep it fresh, hydrated, and cleansed. At Images Med Spa in Hinsdale, we can set you up with a complimentary skin consultation and give you all of our best tips for the most beautiful skin. Book an appointment below, or call 630.521.3457.
For most of us staying hydrated throughout the day can be a challenge. Maybe you live a busy life and drinking water is just not a top priority on your list. In the winter the air becomes so dry and the water in your body will evaporate quicker. Being sure to set a regular routine where you’re drinking water throughout the day will keep you and your skin from becoming dehydrated. One glass of water won’t cut it! This will disrupt the function of your organs and the skin will also become severely dry, tight, and flaky. Being outside in the freezing cold might have you looking forward to going home and taking a hot shower. It’s tempting but don’t fall into the trap of drying the skin out even more during the winter months. Overly hot showers can aggravate both acne-prone and sensitive skin types. Giving up hot showers is not fun but keeping it to warm showers will be less harsh on the skin. One of the last at-home tips that you can do to improve your skin in the winter is constantly running a humidifier. Usually all winter long we are running our heaters and this dries out the air in our homes which also leads to dried-out skin. A humidifier will increase the moisture in the skin which will keep your skin hydrated and plus it will be easier to breathe in an environment that isn’t dry.
Key Skincare Products
We get it the cloudy weather in the winter might make you question whether you should continue the daily wear of your sunscreen. Rain, snow, and sunshine does not matter, sunscreen should be worn every day. Sunscreen protects your skin from sun damage, cancer and also keeps it hydrated. Even if you’re stuck working inside all day your skin can still be affected by the sun through the windows! With the skin becoming dry in the winter applying makeup can also dry out the skin further especially when you go outdoors with it on. This might lead to foundation and concealer creases. Our go-to sunscreen is the tinted moisturizer SPF 30+ from Glo Skin Beauty. We love this product for its pure and oil-free formula. It’s a lightweight product that gives you moisture and protection from the sun. It is soft and will give you the most even finish with the tint. Skip your foundation and try one out one of the three tint shades light, medium, and dark. During the winter months, it’s especially important to get your moisturizer in check. Many people switch from a lotion over to cream because it’s heavier and will last longer throughout the day. The best way to cure the skin from the frigid winter weather is by using a medical-grade moisturizer. The most amazing long lasting moisturizers is Epionce Intense Nourishing Cream. This product will no joke become your go-to product. It will rejuvenate dull skin while improving those fine lines and wrinkles. Using sunscreen and a moisturizer in the last steps of your skincare routine will provide the best protection that other products will not..
Treat Yourself to a Skin Treatment
Hydrafacial & Facial Express 💋
Procedure time 30-60 minutes
Minimal recovery time
Our medical-grade facials bring immediate results with surface exfoliation. The deep cleanse removes dead skin, clears out the pores, hydrates, and brightens up the skin!
Ongoing treatments will provide the best results by improving the skin’s overall complexion. It will reduce any dark spots, signs of age, and while restoring the skin natural moisture barriers.
Procedure time 30 minutes
Minimal redness post-treatment
This is the ultimate treatment for the fall and winter months since you won’t be as much in the sunshine.
The power from the light therapy is non-invasive and will zap away any skin concerns.
This rejuvenating treatment will improve the skin from all signs of sun damage from the summer months.
Chemical Peel 💋
Procedure time 30-60 minutes
Recovery time depends on the level of peel
The best time for this treatment is between October-February. A peel exposes a new layer of skin and this can make it extra sensitive to direct sunlight.
After just one treatment you will notice a more improved skin tone, scarring, and sun damage.
Book an appointment today for a complimentary skin consultation and we can talk about skin, products and treatments! 630-521-3457.