It’s that time of year again and unfortunately we have admit that although Canadian winters can be beautiful, they can also be brutal on our skin! In the wintertime, our skin tends to get drier which can lead to cracked, moisture-craving, itchy skin. For this reason it is especially important that you give your skin the extra care it needs to stay nourished and survive the winter, especially here in Newfoundland.
Prepare your skin for the cold with these 6 winter beauty essentials:
A hydrating moisturizer is a must! A moisturizer with SPF is preferred all year round because the secret to beautiful skin is skin health. It’s important to look for a cream and not a lotion because a cream is both thicker and heavier and is what our skin needs to retain moisture throughout the day. The right type of moisturizer will depend on your skin type. Our recommendations include: Vivier HYDRAgel which helps restore the skin’s moisture barrier function, Vivier Moisture/Replenishing Mask which plumps and nourishes tired, dry and sensitive skin and Vivier Lexxel Moisturizer which helps alleviate and protect against chapping, cracking and roughness while relieving itching due to dryness.
At Bense SurgiSpa our clients are very fortunate because we have the embraced the concept of supervised skin care. Our Nurse Kristine and Technician Mardi are fully committed to caring for your appearance and will help you find the skin care products that work best for you!
- Lip Balm
A good lip balm will help to keep your lips soft and supple throughout the winter months. Often people can feel when the weather is changing in the dryness of their lips. Very chapped lips can cause pain and discomfort. Natural lip balms are preferred because other products containing chemicals, added colours, flavours and fragrances can irritate and inflame the lips even more. Shea butter and vitamin E are good ingredients to look for. Organic coconut oil is also good for dry skin in general and will help to lock in moisture. An easy-to-make natural lip scrub can be found right in your kitchen. Just combine a little honey and sugar and apply to your lips for a couple of minutes! Honey is great for the skin and is both hydrating and antibacterial. This will help to reduce dead skin and leave your lips feeling smooth. We recommend Tizzo Lip Balm, it’s hydrating and has a SPF of 45.
A humidifier may not be a beauty product, but it is a beauty essential! Investing in a humidifier will replace dry air with moist air which will help to keep your skin moist. It is a good idea to put the humidifier in your bedroom so your skin can rehydrate while you sleep.
- Waterproof Makeup
Waterproof makeup will be your best friend this winter. Harsh winds and extreme temperatures can make your eyes and nose runny. Introducing waterproof makeup into your morning beauty routine will help to keep your makeup looking fresh all day long. No more runny eyeliner and no more frequent applications necessary!
Drink lots of water throughout the day – not just with meals! After all, beautiful skin starts from the inside-out. Dry skin can be a sign of dehydration but when you start drinking more, the changes in look and feel of your skin is almost immediate. Switch it up with green tea or hot water with a splash of lemon and honey. Here are 15 Big Benefits of Water.
- Face & Body Scrub
A good body scrub will help to exfoliate dry skin and replace it with fresh, moisture-rich cells. Combine sugar and coconut oil for an all-natural, easy-to-make body scrub that will keep your skin clean and healthy. We recommend the Vivier Vitamin C Scrub.
At Bense SurgiSpa we provide a range of surgical and non-surgical solutions dedicated to ensuring that you are able to benefit from the most advanced technology and aesthetic treatments in the world. We offer a number of treatments to help smooth skin and reduce and even reverse the damaging effects of harsh winters that can wreak havoc on your skin. Some of the treatments recommended for dry skin include Glycolic Peel, Fractora, and Vivier Dry/Sensitive Skin Kit. Vivier products are designed for Canadian weather. Your skin care specialist will suggest the best treatment for you.
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