Equip yourself with these tools and tricks to hydrate all winter long!
Ready to get your glow back?
We know how hard it is to feel good when your skin doesn’t feel great! Even if you have oily or combination skin, you’re likely already feeling the difference a colder climate has on your complexion. The symptoms of winter skin slowly creep in as the weather outside gets colder; dry, flaky, tight-feeling skin that doesn’t let you feel like your best self. Basking in beautiful, nourished skin is a sure way to combat the winter blues.
Here’s your foolproof guide to fresh, hydrated skin all winter long.
Beware of the dry bedroom.
The environment you’re sleeping in may affect your skin more than any other room you’re in all day. Even if you’re only sleeping for a few hours, your skin can dry out quickly when assaulted with the dry indoor heating systems we use in the colder months. The solution? Find a rich moisturizer that works all night; hydrating and softening your skin as you sleep. Explore our product lines for topical skin care that keeps its promises!
We also recommend getting a humidifier! Even the most affordable versions help add humidity to a dry room. The added bonus? You’ll sleep better in a comfortably humid room – which benefits the quality of your skin and helps you feel more like yourself.
You’ve heard this before – most of us aren’t drinking enough water. Over the winter, the results show on our skin more than any other season. Not a big fan of drinking plain water? The winter months are a lovely time to make hydration a cozy indulgence; make a big pitcher or thermos of hot herbal tea with honey to enjoy throughout the day. Eat vegetables like celery or fruits like watermelon that help hydrate and soften your skin.
HA! Hyaluronic Acid is your new best friend.
Hyaluronic Acid is a sugar that naturally occurs in the skin that helps to keep the skin moist, plump, and radiant. It nourishes your skin with moisture as it smoothes fine lines and wrinkles. Acting as a lubricant and a sort of cushion for our skin, your body’s ability to produce Hyaluronic Acid lessens with age. The best way to infuse your skin with Hyaluronic Acid topically is through a serum like SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel; it locks in moisture to form a protective barrier on your skin and smooths as it softens.
At Derm on Bloor several of our Dermal Fillers also contain Hyaluronic Acid, making an injectable treatment a highly effective way to infuse your skin with HA, add volume, and smooth wrinkles at the same time.
Yes! It’s incredible how the sun’s powerful rays permeate even the gloomiest seeming winter days. If you’re walking out in the snow, more light will be reflected onto your face which can double the damage. This is a great time to look for a moisturizing sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 and UVA/UVB broad spectrum protection.
Avoid Alcohol and Fragrances.
Both of these additives in beauty or skincare products can dry out your skin and cause irritation when your complexion is at its most sensitive. Opt for medical-grade, gentle cleansers and moisturizers which hydrate and nourish skin deep within the surface.
Build a brilliant skincare regimen.
We carry effective, proven product lines with medical-grade ingredients to remedy your every skin concern. When you book a skincare consultation with us, we’ll examine your complexion to understand your unique skin profile and build a skincare plan unique to you; for beautiful skin all year long.
Book a consultation with us today and let’s discuss the possibilities for your skin! Whether you’re looking for a fresh complexion, a radiant glow or reduced wrinkles, we’d love to come up with a treatment plan that makes your goals a reality.