Seasonal Specialties - Winter
This is an educational interview with Dangene who will share her expert knowledge on how to care for your skin throughout the winter season.
Q: How does cold weather affect the skin?
The skin doesn’t stand a chance without a little TLC! The skin becomes dry, cracked, burnt or gray looking because of the mixture of ice, snow and dry heat. The absolute best thing to do is drink 8 to 10 glasses of water a day to stay hydrated and remember that after every face washing to moisturize while the skin is still dewy and warm to allow for better absorption. Using a dab of the dangene moisturizer to lock it all in isn’t a bad idea either!
Q: What is a good way to prevent chapped lips?
Wear lip balm 24/7. Make sure to have one handy!
Q: Is there a good way to get rid of redness that plagues everyone’s noses in the winter?
Keep your nose covered when it’s icy cold outside and don’t use any paper tissue - cloth only. Carry an over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream on you at all times and apply a dab when necessary.
Q: What is a good way to remedy dry, flaky, dull ‘winter’ skin?
A weekly dangene Team SRT (Skin Rejuvenation Treatment) is the best thing! But remember to drink tons of water and moisturize on your own too.
Q: Are there any treatments/products you recommend for dry/chapped hands?
We love L’Occitane hand cream for dry/chapped/sensitive hands.
Q: Is it just as important to wear sunscreen in the winter?
We love zinc based physical sun blocks if you’re going to be out in the sun, but please - no chemical blocks! It clogs pores and makes you look dull.
Q: What is the best way to winter-proof your skin?
Be sure to keep your skin covered when outdoors and also don’t sleep in a room with the heater on. By all means leave the heater on in another room while you sleep. Sleeping in the same room as your heater will only dry your skin out and give you a burnt and rosy complexion.
Q: What do you recommend for those who have rosacea that seems to get worse in the winter?
If you have Rosacea, you must keep your skin covered in the cold and apply a tiny dab of hydrocortisone cream both in the morning and night.
Q: Should exfoliation be done more in the winter?
The same exfoliating rules apply all year round so no need to overdo it. Letting the team exfoliate your dry skin and staying hydrated is your golden ticket during the winter months.
Q: Can you recommend any good products that will keep your skin nice and moisturized throughout the cold winter days?
We love the dangene, Obagi, Circ-Cell, and Ayur-Medic products but please remember that every product prescription is customized. A Skinovator will recommend the perfect products for your winter skin!