It’s our business to produce amazing results for your skin. So naturally we take notice when people make mistakes when caring for their own! Especially during the harsh winter months—which can take a toll, creating dry, cracked, and irritated skin—proper skin care is essential. So it’s time we set the record straight and divulged the most common beauty blunders we see in the winter months—so you can avoid making them!
Mistake #1: Slacking off on your sunscreen
The sun shines 365 days a year, 24 hours a day and still packs quite a punch in the winter months, especially if you live in an area where it snows and you’re exposed to snow glare. Applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen to your face and hands is essential every day of the year. A simple way to protect yourself is to wear cosmetics or moisturizer with SPF built right in.
Mistake #2: Judging skin care products by their price tags
Just because a product is more expensive doesn’t make it better for your skin. The key to keeping your skin supple and healthy this winter is paying close attention to the ingredients on the label, and knowing which ingredients will sooth and hydrate your skin without causing break outs and irritation. Because the health of your skin is our top priority, Aria DermSpa carries only the most effective and nourishing skin care products. Your first step is to consult with one of our board-certified dermatologists who can identify your skin’s needs and pinpoint the exact ingredients you should seek—and avoid—in your products.
Mistake #3: Taking hot baths or showers
It’s tempting to indulge in a scalding bubble bath when your toes are frozen, but exposing your skin to hot water is a no-no because it can break down your skin’s natural barriers and drain it of much-needed moisture. When bathing, stick with warm water for shorter amounts of time. Your skin will thank you.
The skin care pros at Aria DermSpa know best. Get to know your skin better and schedule a consultation with us today by calling 203.421.6674.