One mistake that many make is think that SPF is only for the summer months while going to the beach. SPF will always be your friend and help in protecting you against the harsh weather and winds.
Cleansers – Your first step – while in the summer months we were looking for more foaming and gels, during the winter months we are looking for more gentle cleansers because they offer a form of hydration to the skin – its to assist in the moisturizing process not a substitute.
Great time for a chemical exfoliation – This is the time when most patients want to get chemical peel treatments – there are many different types of chemical peels and ask about whats the proper one to address your particular skin conditions and concerns. Also a time when patients are not concerned with sun exposure or damage to the skin after having had a procedure. Its always a great time to repair and prepare the skin for the warmer months!
Substitute that clay mask you have for a nice soothing hydrating mask! It will soothe and calm the skin and again another means of protecting the skin against the harsh weather and providing with you much needed hydration.
Do not forget SPF – AND if you are going to be traveling to even colder climates or on SKI Trips you need an SPF that has a physical sunblock because the harsh wind and snow that you will be exposed to can cause even more damage than a sunburn from the beach does to your skin.
Claudio – Master Aesthetician