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Five Easy Steps to Healthy, Hydrated, and Happy Winter Skin

| by Brianna Estep, under Skincare and Beauty

As we know, the brisk winter breeze can wreck havoc on even the toughest of skin-types. Weather your skin gets dry and flaky, or dull, I have teamed up with Master Esthetician Farbia Hossenini from The Woodhouse Day Spa in Gaithersburg to bring you your saving grace of product recommendations to prepare you for the upcoming season. These easy tips will be sure to rid you of that winter-skin blues!


Five Easy Steps to Healthy, Hydrated, and Happy Winter Skin:

  1. Wash
  2. Exfoliate
  3. Tone
  4. Serum
  5. Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize!


Wash Just as you switch your wardrobe from shorts to sweaters, the same method should be used when considering facial cleansers for colder seasons. “Winter is a great time to switch to using more gentle cleansers that don’t strip away moisture,” says Dr. Arash Akhavan, MD, FAAD, founder and owner of The Dermatology & Laser Group in NYC. I love the Gentle Cream Cleanser from SkinCeuticals. This cleanser is suitable for all skin types, and will leave your skin feeling soft, moisturized, and ready to tackle the day.


Exfoliate True or False- the dryer your skin is, the more prone to wrinkles it becomes? Well, believe it or not this is true. Exfoliating rids your skin of dead skin cells and helps clear clogged pores that can lead to breakouts. Tip: Try the Love A Scrub facial scrub from Voya 2-3 times a week. Thank me later.


Tone Toner is one of those “must-haves” to any skin care regimen. Not only will it help to remove residue left behind by your cleanser, but the use of the right toner will moisturize your skin while creating a shield against environmental debris and normalize pH levels in the skin.  The Equalizing Toner by SkinCeuticals will be a great compliment to any cleanser, and is sure to refresh your skin and smooth its texture by removing any excess residue.


Serum No winter skin care routine is complete without a serum. Serums help the skin retain moisture. So, what’s the difference between serum and moisturizer? Well, serums have the ability to penetrate deeper into the layers of the skin than a moisturizer can. Currently my holy-grail serum is The Hyaluronic Marine Hydration Booster from Dr. Gross Skincare. This multi-use serum will replenish hydration into your skin beautifully, while leaving dull skin rejuvenated, firm and plump.


Moisturize Alas, when trying to combat dry winter skin, moisturizing is non-negotiable. To optimize your skins health and hydration, use a daily moisturizer in the morning, and incorporate a night cream into your skin care routine before bed. The C+ Collagen Deep Cream moisturizer by Dr. Gross skincare contains vitamin C technology, and collagen amino acids to deeply hydrate, smooth and brighten dull complexions. Additionally, rich in argon oil, The Dream Cream night crème by Voya acts as a restorative night cream to replenish and revive your skin during the sleep of your dreams.  

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