While Arizona winters are mild compared to other states, the drop in humidity still parches skin. As the desert air becomes increasingly arid, it leaches moisture from the surface of your skin. Without adjustment, your complexion may take on a tight, flaky appearance as you move into the colder months.
Not to worry – with some simple tweaks to your routine, you can defend your skin’s hydration and maintain a supple, glowing complexion all winter long.
Know the Causes
The dip in atmospheric moisture is the main culprit behind winter skin woes, but other factors exacerbate dryness:
- Hot showers and harsh soaps deplete natural oils
- Low temps constrict blood vessels, slowing nutrient delivery
- Hot tubs, swimming pools, alcohol dehydrate skin
Keeping these causes in mind helps you take targeted action against seasonal dryness.
Adjusting Your Regimen
With a few straightforward changes, you can customize your daily routine for optimal winter hydration:
- Opt for creamy, milky, or oil-based cleansers rather than foaming or gel types.
- Look for hydrating ingredients like glycerin, hyaluronic acid, ceramides.
- Limit washing to once or twice daily max to avoid stripping natural oils.
- Use richer creams and oils rather than lightweight lotions.
- Layer a hydrating serum or essence underneath your moisturizer.
- Scale back on scrubs and peels to avoid dryness and irritation.
- Try gentle enzymes or lactobionic acid exfoliators instead.
- Continue wearing SPF 30+ to defend against sun damage exacerbating dry skin.
In-Spa Hydration Treatments
While an at-home routine adjustment helps immensely, professional spa treatments offer an added layer of protection:
- Vitamin-infused facials reinforce the skin’s barrier with antioxidants and nourishing oils.
- This 3-in-1 facial cleanses, exfoliates, and infuses skin with hydrating serums.
Banish Winter Dryness at Colair
Don’t let parched skin put a damper on your winter glow. Colair Beauty Lounge and Medspa in Gilbert, AZ provides advanced skincare and body treatments to remedy dehydration and restore plump, lustrous skin just in time for the holidays.
Call 480-912-5325 today to schedule your hydrating facial or exfoliating treatment today. Our spa professionals will get your skin feeling supple and smooth all season long!