Tips to Prepare Your Skin for Winter – Skin Care Springfield MO

Your skin care routine is essential to maintaining healthy and beautiful skin throughout the winter. The winter air can leave your skin dry and unbalanced. Dehydrated skin can result in dullness and flaking. However, there are several things you can do year-round to prepare for winter and avoid dehydrated skin.

Exfoliate Your Skin

Make exfoliation a regular priority. Dead skin cells may lead to clogged pores and interfere with the performance of your skincare products. Exfoliate about 1-3 times a week. This will allow any serums and moisturizer to penetrate the skin. An esthetician can properly exfoliate and clean your skin with a facial.

Use a Heavier Moisturizer

One of the easiest things you can do in the winter is to swap your usual moisturizer for a formula that’s slightly thicker and richer to combat the dry air. Visit one of our estheticians to determine what the best moisturizer for your skin may be. Our Mini Facial includes a custom moisturizer.

Frequently Wear Lip Balm

After you brush your teeth in the morning, apply a light layer of lip balm. Allow it to sink in before you apply your makeup. This will help your lips stay supple, even when using matte formulas. Before you go to bed, coat your lips with a nourishing lip balm so your lips don’t dry out overnight.

Continue to Wear Sunscreen

Snow can reflect up to 80% of UV light and up to 80% of the sun’s rays can penetrate clouds. Additionally, participating in winter sports can result in increased exposure to UV rays. UV radiation exposure increases 4-5% with every 1,000 feet above sea level. Sunscreen is a year round necessity, even when the temps cool.

Visit a Professional

Switching up your skin care regimen is easier with the advice of a professional. At Precision Wellness, we offer a variety of skin care routines, including custom facials tailored to your skin type. All of our facials include a skin analysis and personal consultation. Many facials also include exfoliation, deep cleaning, and extractions.