Because Winter Weather is Hard on Your Skin, Use These Skincare Tips to Protect It.
Winter is fast approaching. What does this mean for you and your skin? Dry, flaky, itchy skin with patches of redness and blotchy bumps prevails. This does not have to be the norm if you use the correct skincare routine day and night.
An excellent winter skincare routine Starts with your cleanser. This is the time of year when the Cleansing Milk I created can and should be used both morning and evening because it not only cleanses the skin thoroughly, it also soothes and protects it as well.
It helps to minimize fine lines and wrinkles on your face and neck. Also, this skincare routine reveals your true baby-soft skin beneath.
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Avoid Cold Weather Temptation to Use Hot Water During Skincare Cleansing
Hot water is for cooking. Avoid using hot water while showering or washing your face. It dehydrates your skin and also breaks your capillaries as it damages your skin's surface.
It is not suitable for your facial muscles because it causes them to lose tone.
Instead, applying gentle warm water to wash and cool to rinse is better for both skin and muscles.
Stop Using Chemical Soaps in Your Skincare Routine During Winter Months
Soap is marketed using impressions of cleanliness, lightness, health, and beauty, but the truth is that most bar and bottled liquid soap works against your beauty ritual. This is especially important considering how both cold winter weather and soap chemicals dry your skin.
Stop putting soap on your face and body. Whatever makes it stay in a bar shape or thicken while in a liquid form never rinses off of your skin.
Using the typical bar and even the wrong liquid soaps also creates soap scum build-up in your sink, bathtub, and shower.
That residue, to which you have to apply harsh chemicals in order to scrub off your shower and bath surfaces, also ends up on your skin, and you are certainly not going to take a bristle brush to yourself, right?
So, skip the soap and, instead, use a gel cleanser on your body because it is healthier and better for your skin.
Soothing Your Skin from the Signs of Winter Weather Damage
Make sure you use a body lotion or body butter after each shower or bath. If you are not showering every day (which you should), make sure you moisturize your body anyway. This helps relieve itching and flaking skin.
Try to avoid wearing polyester clothing. Opt for natural fibers instead. It allows your skin to breathe and is better for the environment as well.
A Natural, Healthy, Holistic Winter Skincare Routine to Keep Skin Moist, Supple, Glowing
As always, when using my Cleansing Milk it is crucial to use a warm, damp, and clean washcloth to remove it. Then rinse well with cool water. I think it is essential also to use the Algae Deep Cleanse to literally melt away dry, dead skin cells immediately afterward, too.
Just take a 1/4 of a teaspoon of the Algae Deep Cleanse and work it into your wet face; add warm water repeatedly and just keep massaging it into your skin, around your eyes, and mouth to remove fine lines and wrinkles as well. Rinse with cool water.
If you follow that using the Susan Ciminelli Trilogy, before your moisturizer day and night, this will keep you hydrated all day and night.
The best essential oil to use in the winter months is the Sensitive Skin Formula to protect your capillaries and keep them from breaking as well as hydrate your skin.
The Marine Lotion is a unique serum that is full of nourishing essential oils and marine extracts that are perfect for anti-aging. The Seawater is loaded with nourishing, anti-aging, anti-inflammatory ingredients that help lock in moisture as well as stimulate collagen production.
Follow with my Calming Cream for day, and my Restorative Red Marine Algae Cream for best results during the cold winter months. As always, top off with the anti-aging Eye and Wrinkle Cream around your eye area and above your lip. All products should also be used on your neck as well.
Winter is the only time I highly suggest using a separate cream for day and night because of the harsh weather. However, if you live in Florida, where the temperature does not swing between extremely hot or cold (day or night) during the winter, using just one cream day and night is ok.
Eating Your Way to Healthy, Beautiful Skin During Winter Months
Eating foods that contain omega-3 fatty acids and healthy fats is a great idea in the winter.
Make sure to include top-quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil, avocados, wild salmon, mackerel, sardines, almonds, macadamia nuts, pistachios, and full-fat Greek yogurt.
It is essential to keep hydrated as well. Remember, drinking any kind of soda will prematurely age you and exacerbate your skin problems. You only have one body in this lifetime. Make sure you cherish it from the inside as well as externally. You will be glad you did.
One Winter Weather Skincare Solution that Rescued One of My Spa Clients
The other day I had a new client at my spa who is a dermatologist junky. She does so many abusive treatments constantly on her skin.
When she stopped in, her skin was dull, dry, and flaky, making her look tired and a lot older than her age.
During the first five minutes of her professional facial, her skin was quickly transformed by me using the Cleansing Milk, followed by three different applications of the Algae Deep Cleanse to remove stubborn layers of dead skin.
I asked her to feel her face before I started the facial and then immediately after using the first two products on her. She was totally blown away.
By the time I finished her facial, she could not stop looking at the transformation in her skin. She is a total convert now.
Use it on clean skin. Remove with a warm, clean, damp washcloth for best results. Clients love this when I use it during the last part of my facial. It really makes a noticeable difference in your skin right away.
For those of you who cannot get to me for a facial, I created the 123 Glow Kit™, which consists of a peel, serum, and a special anti-aging mask. This little kit is a DIY anti-aging facial kit that can be used in the privacy of your own home. Use it before a special occasion, or better yet, just use it for your own deep satisfaction. Your skin will be transformed with the first kit.
In the winter, it is always best to invest in a good humidifier. I suggest the Honeywell brand. Using a humidifier throughout the day and night will help prevent your skin from drying out as well as your sinuses. Just make sure you clean the filters regularly.