Adjusting your skincare routine

As the seasons change, so do the needs of your skin. Winter brings colder temperatures, lower humidity, and harsh winds, all of which can wreak havoc on your skin. To keep your skin healthy and radiant during the winter months, it’s essential to adjust your skincare routine. Here are some tips on what to change or focus on with your skincare products and treatments in winter:

1. Hydration is key

Cold, dry air can strip your skin of its natural oils, leading to dryness, flakiness, and even cracking. To combat this, switch to a richer, more hydrating moisturiser to keep your skin soft and supple. Look for ingredients like hyaluronic acid, glycerin, and ceramides, which help lock in moisture. Consider incorporating a hydrating facial or a repairing LED package at CosMediSpa to give your skin an extra boost of hydration and radiance.


2. Protect your skin

Even though the sun may not feel as strong in winter, UV rays can still damage your skin. Make sure to apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 every day, especially if you’re spending time outdoors. Also, don’t forget to protect your lips with a moisturising lip balm that contains SPF.


3. Gentle Exfoliation

Exfoliating can help remove dead skin cells and reveal fresh, radiant skin underneath. However, in winter, it’s important to use a gentle exfoliator to avoid irritating your skin further. Look for exfoliators with alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) or beta hydroxy acids (BHAs), which are less harsh than physical exfoliants. For those days where you need a deeper exfoliation, consider an advanced skin treatment at CosMediSpa, such as our latest hydrabrasion treatment or a chemical peel, to gently exfoliate and rejuvenate your skin.


4. Amp up your moisturising treatments

Consider adding a hydrating serum or cream to your skincare routine to give your skin an extra boost of moisture. These products can help repair your skin’s natural barrier and prevent moisture loss, keeping your skin soft and smooth.


5. Don’t forget your hands and lips

Your hands and lips are often the first areas to show signs of dryness in winter. Keep them hydrated by using a rich hand cream and a nourishing lip balm regularly throughout the day.


6. Combat redness

The colder air can strip your skin of its natural oils, leading to increased irritation and dryness, which can contribute to redness. Alongside hydrating serums and creams, consider an advanced laser treatment at CosMediSpa, such as Laser Genesis. Laser Genesis gently heats the skin to stimulate the production of new collagen and skin cells. Since it’s cooler outside, this is the ideal time for heat-based treatments, as your skin can cool down faster afterward.


Keep Your Skin Healthy and Radiant

Winter is a time to give your skin some extra TLC to combat the harsh environmental factors it faces. By adjusting your skincare routine to focus on hydration, protection, and gentle exfoliation, you can keep your skin healthy and radiant all winter long. With the right skincare routine and treatments, you can keep your skin looking and feeling its best, even in the coldest months of the year. At CosMediSpa will can guide you toward the best skincare and treatments available so that you will have a glow all winter long.