If you’re on the east coast, chances are you’re buried in snow after the massive storm that hit on Jan. 23. Braving the cold to go to school or work can be hard on skin, nails and hair, but we have expert tips to reverse the damage!
Winter weather is hard. Battling the elements doesn’t have to mean your skin and hair suffers. Read 10 expert tips for winter skincare and look radiant in the snow below!
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Sun and Wind Burn: “Use chamomile tea to ease the discomfort of burned skin. The tannins offer anti-inflammatory properties that relieve and calm the sense of burn,” says César Sánchez, Spa Manager at the Costa Rica Marriott Hotel San Jose.
Dry Scalp: “Massage your scalp to enhance circulation and help produce natural oils for a healthy, happy scalp and silky soft hair,” recommends Gabie Holloway, director of SoSPA at Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills.
Chapped Lips: “Apply a lip hydrator with healthy, skin-loving ingredients early and often to prevent cracking and soreness,” says Meagan Bowers and Kelly Scott, lead estheticians at Well & Being at the Fairmont. They recommend using “organic green coffee bean grounds and cane sugar to exfoliate and plump lips, then use soothing aloe and primrose lip crème to aid in hydration and elasticity.”
Winter Skincare Tips — Expert Advice For Skin Care In Cold Weather
Dull, Lifeless Skin: “Apply replenishing oil before moisturizing during a nighttime skin regime — these two products work together to restore and maintain skin’s moisture,” according to Monica Coutinho, Spa Manager at Spa del Rey at The Ritz-Carlton in Marina del Rey.
Cracked Hands: “Massage hands with aromatherapy oils, such as lavender, to soothe cracked skin,” says Sheila Bracewell, Director of Spa & Fitness at Hilton Orlando’s eforea spa.
Sallow Complexion: “For a healthy winter glow, scrub your body in circular movements, then apply coco oil to promote the removal of dead cells and brighten a dull complexion,” recommends Nicole Courrau, Spa Manager at Sibö Rainforest, Spa & Retreat Los Sueños Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort.”
Dry Skin: “An easy, natural way to keep skin from drying out is to drink plenty of water daily, and be consistent with moisturizer,” says Lindsey Neeley, Assistant Spa Director at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando Spa.
Red Nose & Cheeks: “Products with oats, aloe and essential oils soothe the skin, while antioxidant-rich seed oils and probiotics support the body’s immune response to inflammation,” advises Barbara Close, founder of Naturopathica Chelsea, Healing Arts Center & Spa.
Tired & Aged Appearance: “Layer up! After washing your face, apply a serum to refresh, followed by a rich cream to hydrate and revitalize overnight,” says Alina Cimpoeru, lead esthetician at Guerlain Spa in the Towers of the Waldorf Astoria New York.
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Skin Sensitivity: “Avoid taking hot showers and overusing scrub brushes while showering in the winter months,” advises Daniela Braswell, lead esthetician at Spa al Mare at The Reach in Key West.
Are you going to follow these winter skincare tips?