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Protect your skin throughout Winter!

Now that the holidays are over, and as we welcome in the New Year, we seriously need to reconsider our Skin Care routine. We’re in the dead of winter, and winter weather is not fun for our skin. Cold weather and low humidity levels result in dry air. Without immediate care, dry skin can lead to cracking and flaking. Additional moisture helps, but we need to do even more to keep our skin healthy. Here are a few tips to continue glowing throughout the winter months:


Hot showers and baths always feel amazing in the winter, however, using hot water on your skin can strip away protective oils. Choose lukewarm water, particularly when washing your face and hands, to protect your skin from over drying.


Although foaming cleansers result in a squeaky clean feeling, they often leave skin dry, particularly in the winter when your skin doesn’t produce much oil. Switching to a cream, oil, or milk cleanser in winter can help keep your skin from drying out. Be sure to steer clear of cleansers containing salicylic acid, which is harsh and irritating to the skin. We love NIA24’s Gentle Cleansing Cream for a smooth creamy cleanser. The Niacin molecule helps with skin impurities like fine lines and acne scars, while strengthening the skin barrier. This cleanser will leave your skin feeling soft and radiant.


Use a gentle exfoliator to remove dead skin cells, which tend to stick around and clog pores. Exfoliation will also enhance the effectiveness of our moisturizing creams, but be careful not to overdo it. We love NIA24’s Physical Cleansing Scrub. Use it 2 to 3 times a week for maximum results. This scrub will leave your face feeling flawless without irritation!


To keep your skin looking healthy and radiant in the dry winter air, you’ll need to switch out your light moisturizing lotions for richer creams. Adding a toner or hydrating serum to your Skin Care routine will also go a long way toward maintaining soft, supple skin during the winter months. NIA24’s Skin Strengthening Complex and NIA24’s Intensive Recovery Complex are great moisturizers for maintaining youthful skin during winter. We also love SkinMedica’s HA5 Rejuvenation Hydrator to give your skin a drink of water.

***Be sure to apply moisturizers immediately after cleansing.


Don’t forget sunscreen! The cooler weather does not mean the sun’s rays are any less damaging. Protect your skin with a UVA/UVB sunscreen every time you step outside. Some of our favorites include Nia24’s Sun Damage Prevention Broad Spectrum SPF 30 and SkinMedica’s Total Defense and Repair Broad Spectrum SPF 34.


Busy lives lead to busy morning/nights. While you may be tempted to skimp on your skin care routine to save time, it’s not advisable. Sleeping in your makeup, skipping sunscreen, or forgetting to cleanse your face can all lead to clogged pores, pimples, dry skin, and an increase in exposure to free radicals. Here are 4 easy steps to remember:

  1. Cleanse
  2. Hydrate
  3. Moisturize
  4. Apply Sunscreen

Do not let winter jeopardize your skin health! Continue to look radiant all year long. Contact The G Spa, or stop in today to pick up all your winter Skin Care essentials.

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