Chicago winters are brutal on the skin! The dry air and harsh wind can cause your skin to dry out quickly. While the face and hands are often the most exposed to the cold, wintery air, all of your skin can be made uncomfortable during a cold northern-Illinois winter. Knowing how to keep your skin healthy during a Chicago winter can help.
Drink Plenty of Water
One way to maintain moist skin is to drink plenty of water throughout the day. Hydrating your body can help hydrate your skin! Mayo Clinic recommends that men drink about 15.5 cups of water per day, while women should drink approximately 11.5 cups per day.
In fact, there are many skin-care benefits of drinking lots of water each day, including:
Reduce potential for sagging skin
Flush toxins from the body
If you have a hard time remembering to drink water, consider setting an alarm on your phone just to help you get in the habit.
Use Facial Moisturizer
Facial moisturizers help restore moisture to the body while also protecting the skin. When you're choosing a moisturizer, be sure that it's formulated for use on the face. Apply moisturizer to your face after cleansing, while your face is still slightly damp. This helps lock in the moisture.
There are many types of facial moisturizer available for sale. High quality moisturizers like Alastin products can address specific skin-care challenges that you may face, such as fine lines and wrinkles, sagging skin and more.
Hydrafacials use patented technology to cleanse your skin, extra toxins and then hydrate your skin all at once. Hydrafacials are especially beneficial in the winter for this very reason. Hydrafacials are conducted in a three-step process.
In the first step, your skin will be cleansed and exfoliated, in the second step, a suction tool will remove blackheads and add moisture to your skin, and in the third step, serums will create a boundary for your skin, to create a healthy glow.
Getting hydrafacials throughout the winter can have a very positive impact on the appearance of your face and also a very positive impact on the way your skin feels. No more dry, itchy facial skin!
Make Small Lifestyle Adjustments
There are many things you can do in your personal life to protect your skin this winter. For example, installing a humidifier in your home can help keep your skin moisturized. Another way to prevent your skin from drying out is to pat your skin dry instead of wipe after washing your body. Avoid using a blow dryer on high, hot settings.
Want to know more about how you can maintain beautiful skin this winter? Make an appointment with Reflections Med Spa. Let our team of skin care experts help you.