Hello Cold Days!
Dry skin is unhappy skin, it is unappealing, and a sign of the harsh winter. When transitioning from dry heated cars to the cold damp weather outside our skin takes a beating. It is our main defense against outside environmental pollutions and needs extra attention during these upcoming months. Here is Pure Bliss Med Spa’s fool proof winter skin care guide.
#1 SPF: This is number one because it is the most important defense for your skin! Those UV rays are still working beneath the clouds and can penetrate your unprotected skin causing sun damage. If you decide to venture outdoors you should be liberally applying SPF to your face, ears, scalp and lips. The most vital skincare product you should use on a daily basis is sunscreen! Try out SkinMedica’s Essential Mineral Defense, with or without tint for a non greasy finish.
#2 Moisturizer: This should go unsaid at this point but we all need to maintain high moisture levels in our skin to keep it from drying out and causing premature wrinkles. It is time to swap out your light summer moisturizer for something a bit richer. In these next few winter months the weather will suck out any natural moisture or oil and leave it cracked and flaking. Two recommendations from our aestheticians at Pure Bliss are the Pure Bliss Hydrating Moisturizer and our Restorative cream.
The Pure Bliss Hydrating Moisturizer is loved by those with oily and dry skin looking for a lighter moisturizer during the day. This sheer, lightweight formula combines the purest form of aloe vera with hydrators like glycerin to soothe skin and restore its natural moisture balance.
The Pure Bliss Restorative Cream is ideal for dry skin and can be used morning and night. All skin types will benefit from using the restorative cream as a high performance night cream. Our restorative cream aids in skin’s hydration during the winter with ceramides for intense moisture, peptides to renew skin, humectants to promote hydration, emollients to prevent dryness, and stem cells and antioxidants to increase elasticity and combat environmental damage.
Both of these products are non comedogenic which means they will not clog your pores! The restorative cream works wonderfully overnight restoring your skin with growth hormones and peptides!
#3 Treat your skin: During the winter months our facials shift gears towards incorporating more hydration and nutrients. Treat yourself to a hydrating Bliss Signature Facial. All of our facials are customized to your skin type. We utilize potent hydrating masks packed with antioxidants and hydrating properties like gycerin, shea butter, and coconut to nourish skin, tighten, and firm while improving it’s tone and texture. We use high quality skin care products during your facial with antioxidants to combat free radicals, and also possess anti-viral/fungal/bacterial properties. Your facial is completed with hyaluronic acid serums for added hydration to plump the skin, moisturizers, and SPF.
#4 Exfoliate: To help your products penetrate deeper and work more effectively regular exfoliate to your face and body is a imperative. It helps to detach dead skin cells and allow for faster cell turn over. Some great manual exfoliation treatments we offer at Pure Bliss Med Spa are Dermaplaning and Microdermabrasion. Dermaplaning utilizes a medical grade scalpel to remove vellus hair and about two weeks worth of dead skin cells. Microdermabrasion is a diamond tip that is grazed against the skin scraping off dead dull skin and giving you back a healthy glowing complexion. Either of these treatments can be added on to any facial at Pure Bliss Med Spa for 20% off advanced facials or it can be a treatment on it’s own.
#5 Avoid Hot Showers: This tip is an unpopular one, however your skin will thank you. As comforting and cozy as it may sound to take a hot shower after a long cold day it is a catalyst for extremely dry skin, instead opt for lukewarm water when washing your body, face, and hands. This will help your skin retain some of its natural oils and moisture levels.
#6 Drink Water: I keep a refillable bottle with me wherever I go and keep it in my eye sight through out the day and even bring it to my bedside table at night. Our body needs plenty of water to stay hydrated. If you need to add flavor to your H2O, try a slice of lemon in either cold or hot water! It is soothing and extra refreshing. After every Bliss Signature Facial our aestheticians encourage as much water intake as possible to maintain and enhance your supple after-facial glow!
If you have any questions regarding any of the products or services discussed please do not hesitate to give us a call. We are happy to help! If you are interested, complimentary consultations are offered and we would love to get you scheduled! Take care of yourself this Winter and stop in at Pure Bliss Med Spa located in the Sandy Springs, Atlanta GA area!