Skin care during winter

Docere’s Ultimate Winter Skin Care Guide

Dawn Fischer Skin Care

Docere’s winter skin care guide is your ultimat guide for winter skin care do’s and don’ts. As the winter months approach, cold weather comes along with it. Skin is often susceptible to harsh conditions such as wind, snow, rain, and colder temperatures, leading to dryness and peeling. Winter weather can take a serious toll on skin- if you don’t know how to properly care for it. Keep in mind the top six winter skincare tips to keep your skin healthy and glowing this winter season.

Moisturize- But Don’t Over Moisturize.

Moisturize twice daily with a cream or serum that fits your skin type. It’s a common myth that you should moisturize several times a day during the winter to avoid drying out. Be aware that over-moisturizing can cause clogged pores and potential breakouts. But be sure to moisturize with your daily beauty routine- once in the morning, and once before bed. Try the Eight Greens Whip Moisturizer, a Docere favorite.

Switch Up Your Skincare Routine
There are a few things to keep in mind regarding your winter skincare routine:

  • Use a layer of serum underneath your moisturizer the morning (we love the Blackberry Pore Refining Serum)
  • Don’t use burning hot water when washing your face
  • Wash your face in the morning and before be
  • Switch to a thicker, more protective moisturizer with sunscreen

 

Adjusting your skincare routine accordingly with the weather will improve the quality and softness of your skin that much more. A layer of serum adds an extra layer of organic, clogless protection,and using water that’s too hot to wash your face can lead to dryness. Aim for lukewarm water. Lastly, do not skip you morning and evening routine of washing your face, then moisturizing.

Get Monthly Facials Facials

Facials not not only offer exfoliation, mask and overall rejuvenation of your face, but will provide you with a truly deep clean that will make a difference in your winter skin. Docere offers a number of facials including a Jet Peel, Fruit Acid Peel, and our most popular Deep Cleanse Facial, which includes a fruit acid peel to kill bacteria and exfoliate, a deep cleansing mask using products catered to your skin type, as well as extractions.

Don’t Forget About Sunscreen

Although we don’t normally associate sunscreen with cold temperatures, just because the winter months are here doesn’t mean there isn’t a high risk of UV light hitting and damaging your skin. In fact, cold weather months and bright days can cause sun burn equally as severe as a hot summer day would. Ensure that your moisturizer has a good dose of sunscreen in it. We love theCaramel Latte Tinted Moisturizer, which boasts an SPF of 25.

Cuticle Care

The extreme levels of temperature change in the winter (ie. moving from frigid outdoor weather to warm indoor hear) can significantly decrease the moisture levels in your fingernails and cuticles. Treat your cuticles to intense hydration daily during the winter months to keep your hands soft and supple. Use a balm, cuticle cream, or hand moisturizer to do so. Learn a little more about why nails hate winter here.

Exfoliate

Dead skin cells on your face lessens the absorption on moisturizers and serums. Proper exfoliation will give you benefits such as

  • Smoother makeup application
  • Lessen dead skin cells
  • Brighter skin

Bottom line- exfoliate no more than once per week. Doing so will ensure you give your skin the intense deep exfoliation in needs without over drying. By following Docere’s Ultimate Guide for Winter Skin, you can be sure that your skin will maintain a moisturized, healthy glow throughout the winter months to come.

 

About the Author
Dawn Fischer

Dawn Fischer

Dawn is a licensed Managing Aesthetician and has been involved in the skin care industry for a number of years, first as a client and then as a professional. She has received certifications in the operations of Jet Peel O2 Skin Rejuvenation, Microdermabrasion and LED Cold light therapy. Dawn specializes in Anti-Aging Skin Care as well as the education of teens in proper skin care techniques. Clearing acne for people with problem complexions is of great importance to Dawn because of the role that clear skin plays in a person’s confidence and self-esteem. She is a member of the AIA- Aesthetics International Association and also the National Rosacea Society.

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