When the temperature drops and the harsher weather moves in, this is when you need to give your skin some extra TLC. Do you feel left out in the cold when it comes to taking advantage of amazing skincare options out there, because of your sensitive skin?
Then this is for you! Check out our 5 key tips on how to treat your sensitive skin so that it will be strong enough to weather the storm!
1. Your Skin Needs a Drink
Hydration is key. Your skin loses its moisture from numerous winter-related factors including low humidity, winter wind, and dry indoor air. Tis the season to change to a higher-intensity moisturizer which can deliver the nutrients that your dermis needs to get rid of the itch, flakiness, and irritation.
The usual cell rejuvenation cycle is 28 days. But when your skin is dry from the winter weather it takes a longer time to transition the dead skin cells to the surface. A gentle exfoliation treatment tailored for sensitive skin is key to get rid of the dry, unhealthy appearance and reveal a bright new you!
You should also avoid treatments such as microdermabrasion and strong scrubs.
You Can Try:
*Consult with your skin care professional
3. Avoid Face Wipes
They’re quick, handy and you can take them with you anywhere. But, these convenient little wipes aren’t doing your skin justice. Because of the time of year, your skin is already low on moisture. Think of your skin as your gas tank. You want to top it off as much as you can or else you’ll just be running on fumes. Wipes just sap more moisture out of it. So, opt for a gentle cleanser instead.
You Can Try:
4. Step Up Your Serum Game
Serums are seriously a good thing. Especially when it comes to handling your sensitive skin during this chilly season. Nothing beats angry and irritated skin better than a solid serum which provides additional nutrients and more hydration with calming ingredients to eliminate the redness.
5. Practice Safe Sun
This is a Captain Obvious conversation that’s worth repeating: Blocking the skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays is skincare 101. But often it’s thought of as a summer-related treatment. The sun and its power are there regardless of the temperatures, and that’s why it’s imperative that you continue to incorporate a broad spectrum into your skincare regime.
You Can Try:
Sheer Hydration Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 40 (Untinted/Versatile Tint)
Clear Shield Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 42
Moisture Matte Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 40 (Ivory/Sand/Amber Tint)
With these 5 key steps, you can be sure that your sensitive skin will be ready to tackle the colder months ahead and enjoy the real snowflakes of the season!
Don’t hesitate to contact your AlumierMD skincare professional for more treatment ideas suitable for your sensitive skin!