Like it or not, winter is here! And with this season comes changes to the air and climate that can wreak havoc on the skin.

Just like your wardrobe changes during the winter time in Regina, your skincare needs will too! This time of year brings on humidity changes, indoor heater exposure, and cold winds…All of which have a big impact on your skin.

Our Top Six Winter Skincare Tips

That’s why today we’re going to share six of our favorite tips for making sure your skin is protected and taken care of during the winter months!

1. Switch to cream

Winter will be a time to hydrate your skin as much as possible. If you use a lotion-based moisturizer, you might switch to a cream as it can hydrate the skin better.

BONUS: Looking for a great winter skin cream? We love Vivier Peptide CR Crème

This rich cream not only moisturizes the skin, but it also helps improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It’s made with a proprietary blend of advanced peptide technology, Vitamin C, Retinol, Shea Butter, Jojoba Esters and Squalane. This unique combination enhances skin vitality which is exactly what we want during the harsh winter!

2. Avoid harsh facial cleansers

Creamy facial cleansers tend to be a better choice in winter time because they can help the skin adjust to cooler temperatures and decreased humidity.

3. Take short showers

Hot water can take away the natural moisture in the skin and make it drier than usual. If you want to keep your shower water hot (we can’t blame you!) try reducing the length of your shower.

4. Don’t over exfoliate

Too much exfoliating can cause dryness in the skin. Keep it to one to two times a week in order to remove dead skin cells.

5. Layer up on skincare

Moisture is better retained in the skin when products are layered. Oils, mists, skin boosters, and moisturizers can all help to fight winter dryness.

6. Use retinol with caution

Retinoids are known for helping your skin naturally regenerate, but as the weather changes they can strip the face of moisture. If you’re dealing with dry skin in the winter months, it’s a good time to cut back on your retinol use and see if that helps.

Give us a call today if you want to learn more about helping your skin look and feel its best