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Beat the Winter Blues: The Ultimate Skincare Routine for Winter

As the temperatures plummet and the days grow shorter, our skin faces a unique set of challenges. The cold, dry air can sap our skin of moisture, leaving it feeling flaky, tight, and irritated. And if we're not careful, we can also end up with chapped lips, rough patches, and dull complexion.

But fear not! The skin experts at your favourite Woodbridge spa, My Beautique, are here to help! There are simple steps you can take to protect your skin and keep it looking its best all winter long. Here's a rundown of the ultimate skincare routine for winter:

1. Replenish Vitamin A Levels

Vitamin A is an extremely important nutrient for our skin. It helps keep the skin healthy looking and resilient. Constant UV exposure, all throughout the year, results in a deficiency in most people. We need to replenish our Vitamin A levels on a daily basis 12 months of the year in order to help bring our skin back to its most healthy looking, beautiful state.

2. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize

Moisturizing is essential for keeping your skin hydrated and supple, especially during the winter months. Environ recommends their Focus Care™ Moisture+ Super Moisturiser. You can check it out here! This is a rich, luxurious cream that contains vitamins and antioxidants that provide intense hydration and nourishment to the skin. It’s scientifically formulated to lock in moisture and enhance the skin’s barrier function.

Using a night cream can help provide additional moisture during the dry winter season. An ingredient called alpha hydroxy acids are beneficial in winter skincare. With this in mind, we also recommend Focus Care™ Alpha Hydroxy Night Cream. It helps to energize tired-looking skin and restore a radiant appearance. It also has exfoliating properties that help refine the skin’s texture.

3. Does dry skin lack oil?

It sure does! Oil is produced by sebaceous glands in the skin, and it helps to keep the skin hydrated and supple. When you have dry skin, the sebaceous glands don't produce enough oil, which can lead to a number of problems, including flaking, itchy skin and redness. Environ’s highly acclaimed Focus Care™ Hydrating Oil Capsules are an amazing solution. Each capsule delivers a concentrated burst of vitamin-enriched hydration to help your Woodbridge skin stay softer and smoother.

4. Don't forget your sunscreen

Just because it's winter doesn't mean you can skip the sunscreen. The sun's rays can still damage your skin, even on cloudy days. Your Woodbridge spa experts recommend the Environ RAD SPF15, a lightweight, broad-spectrum sunscreen that provides SPF 15 protection against the sun's harmful UVA and UVB rays.

5. Stay hydrated

Drinking plenty of water is essential for overall health, and it's also important for keeping your skin hydrated. Aim to drink eight glasses of water per day, or more if you're feeling dehydrated.

6. Avoid hot water

Hot water can strip your skin of its natural oils, so it's best to avoid taking hot showers or baths. Instead, opt for lukewarm water to help keep your skin hydrated.

7. Use a humidifier

If the air in your home is dry, using a humidifier can help add moisture to the air and prevent your skin from drying out.

8. Be gentle with your skin

Avoid scrubbing your skin too hard, as this can irritate it further. Instead, use gentle exfoliating products and pat your skin dry after washing.

9. Eat a healthy diet

Eating a healthy diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains can help nourish your skin from the inside out.

10. Get enough sleep

When you're well-rested, your skin is better able to repair itself and look its best. Aim for 7-8 hours of sleep each night.

By following these simple tips and using the recommended Environ products, you can keep your Woodbridge skin looking its best all winter long! If you’re interested in learning more about your skin or to get a personalized skin care recommendation, the beauty experts at My Beautique, the best Spa in Woodbridge, are here to help! 

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Here’s to beautiful skin,

My Beautique Inc.

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