• Darlene Walchuk

Your Fall/Winter Skin needs a Stronger Skincare Routine


Do the cooler days have you dreaming of layering knits and wrapping up in cozy sweaters? Well, now is also the time to start layering your skin — in hydration. As the seasons change, sensitivity and dryness can start to show in the skin. It's important to adjust your skincare routine so that you can protect and prime your skin for the colder days!


AlumierMD skincare understands that everyone wants clear, beautiful skin. Their team of top scientists and physicians have over 100 years of combined skincare experience to create the most effective formulations using optimal medical-grade ingredients. They understand the physiology behind different skin types and conditions to help clients achieve a youthful glow.


Why should I do it?

Your skin is a living, breathing organ and, just like any organ, it sometimes needs help adapting to the elements around it. So, when your skin is around heat and humidity, it doesn’t want heavy moisturizers and oils as they can clog pores and cause inflammation and acne. When the temperature drops, you need to up the ante when it comes to your skin’s hydration needs.


Not to worry, your skincare will not be that different from your summer routine, just a bit more focused on hydration.


Cleanse

As the temperature drops and you just want to jump into bed at night and get cozy, don’t forget your skin. Most of the work in your body and skin happens while you are sleeping so be sure to cleanse before you jump into that warm bed.


Moisturize and apply Serums

Secret Faces has a number of products for Dry Skin, and all other types of skin.

Getting an intensive moisturizer into your skincare routine is essential. Serums are also important as they support the skin barrier and make it more resistant to colder temps (and dry indoor heating). You want to attract moisture to your dermis and keep it there.


Hyaluronic acid and glycerin are key humectants that specialize in extracting water from the deeper layers of your skin and moving them up to your stratum corneum (which is the outer layer of your skin).


Emollients (like oils) soften the skin by filling spaces between skin flakes to create a smooth surface. Think of your skin as the dry soil that you may find your dried-out plants sitting in. Now think how therapeutic it is to see all the cracks fill in once you’ve given it the watering it needs. This is happening to your skin as well – it needs emollients and you’ll find they feel good too!


Exfoliate

Exposure to the cold outdoor air combined with the dry indoor heat can dry out your skin cells. Therefore, you need to get rid of the dead skin cells more often than you would normally do during the hotter months. Ditch your duller complexion by increasing your exfoliation routine to approximately twice a week.


Sun Protection

This should be 365 days of the year, people. Always protect your skin from harmful UV rays with broad-spectrum sunscreen. Winter, spring, summer or fall.


Always talk to a skincare professional. Darlene is a Registered Nurse proving the best in medical aesthetics and the ultimate rejuvenating experience.


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