- EYES: The delicate skin around your eyes, especially at the corners, can burn and itch in the freezing cold and wind. The best cure is to clean your eyes very gently—NO RUBBING, EVER!—and always make sure to dab on an eye cream recommended by your Skinovator before stepping out. Avoid using tissues to wipe away tears; use clean hands instead. Also, consider wearing sunglasses in the winter to protect your eyes from the wind… and because it’s always fun to look like a rock star! Make an appointment with us for oxygen and LED lights: they’re great ways to hydrate and strengthen the delicate, thin skin around the eyes.
- NOSE: We’ve all known the misery of the raw, red, itchy, drippy nose that aches even when you merely sniff. Here are ways to take precautions: in cold weather, keep your nose covered, whether this means tucking it into your turtleneck sweater or swaddling the lower half of your face in a gigantic pashmina. NEVER use tissues on your nose. In addition to being ecologically correct, a 100% cotton handkerchief (or a linen or silk one…or even a cut-up t-shirt that you can toss when you’re done with it) is gentler on your skin and can be washed and reused. KEEP your nose moist at all times, and apply a thin coat of cortisone on the pink areas before bed. At the Institute, we’ll give you oxygen and LED lights to soothe the tender schnozz.
- LIPS: Chapped lips can be a constant in the winter. It can be painful, annoying, even disastrous under lipstick, as well as not so much fun for kissing. Here are the rules for winter lip care: NEVER LICK YOUR LIPS! Keep a lip balm handy and wear it 24/7. If this means buying a dozen lip balms to put in every pocket, purse, tote bag, gym bag, and glove compartment, then GO NOW! There’s even lip balm on a rope you can wear around your neck! And if your lip situation needs professional care, come to the Institute and we’ll help with oxygen and LED lights, as well as selection of special serums for your particular skin type.
- HANDS: Sore, painful, chapped hands are miserable so here is rule number 1 to keeping them soft during winter: ALWAYS apply hand lotion. Buy a dozen of your favorite kind and put them everywhere. Never go outside with wet hands and always wear gloves when it’s cold. AVOID harsh soaps, and wear rubber gloves at all times when cleaning anything involving soap and water. If your hands have been through the wringer, come to the Institute and we’ll take care of those delicate digits.
- FEET: Because they’re always covered in winter, no one remembers to pay attention to them! But winter is when the skin on your feet can rapidly thicken or get raw and chapped. So, SLATHER on lotion 24/7. Always apply a thick moisturizer before you put on your socks. Buff and exfoliate your feet in the shower once a week, then apply the thickest lotion you own. DO NOT walk around barefoot, even indoors. The Institute can give your feet an SRT once a month to help you through winter’s darkest days.
- NECK & CHEST: Here’s an unappetizing thought: unwashed scarves containing bacteria from last winter may cause your neck and chest to break out this winter! So, before it gets freezing cold outside, hand wash your scarves with a mild liquid soap and hang them up or stretch them out on a clean towel to dry. And never panic: if you do break out, the Institute will customize an SRT for your face and neck.
Winter Tips & Tricks
Winter Tips & Tricks
Whether you’re on a mission to change one thing about yourself, or you’d like a fully customized, head-to-toe skin overhaul, the Institute of Skinovation offers you an authentic experience. Our approach recognizes the complexities of today’s modern life, yet constantly strives to reach each individual’s unique skincare goals through a creative and effective program.
Make an appointment now, and we’ll give you the look you’ve dreamed of. In the meantime, check out our latest tips and tricks to help protect your skin during the harshest winter months.
WINTER TIPS & TRICKS