If your skin needs a lift after spending a lot of time indoors, you’re in luck. There are some easy practices and simple tips that you can easily implement into your daily routine to help heal and prevent dryness, aging, and damage. We caught up with our Borgata spa team for some basic and practical tips to keep your skin looking perfect in any season.
GET A HYDRATION ROUTINE: We suggests rotating your skincare routine, upping levels of hydration during months when the air is dry. On cooler months, we suggest using a heavier moisturizer and a serum for added protection. In particular, a vitamin C or a Hyaluronic Acid serum will help lock-in moisture. And this may come as a surprise: Avoid long, hot showers or baths, which can cause over drying of the skin.
EXFOLIATE: There are several different options when it comes to exfoliation. “An enzyme exfoliant will help remove the outer most layer of dead skin without compromising the barrier,” our spa team said. “If you need something a little stronger, a peel would be the best bet” (but be careful doing a peel at home!). No matter what kind of exfoliation one chooses, a hydrating mask is required after as the newly-exposed skin will easily penetrate.
SCRUB YOUR BODY: Exfoliation isn’t just for your face: A full-body scrub down is often times the best fix for dull and rough skin. Try an at-home sugar scrub, high-quality oils, and moisturizing creme.
SPF IS REQUIRED IN ALL SEASONS: We tend to reach for that sunblock during the summer, or when we’re out and about on the beach, but a SPF moisturizer is just as critical during cloudy weather. If you spend a lot of time enjoying outdoor activities, you need an SPF. Even snow glare can cause a sunburn.