Winter Skin Savior

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Winter Skin

Here are some tips from my favorite facialist Megan McGhee. She is the best and makes house calls so give her a call if you are in need. I am planning a “peel party” in the near future with a few girlfriends! Just what you need at this time of year to have a fresh face for the spring. Want to schedule your own gathering? Reach out to Megan at meg.mcghee@hotmail.com or by calling 630. 347. 9350

From Megan:

If you have big plans this winter to hit the slopes, it’s essential to keep your skin in mind before facing the elements. Between brutally cold temperatures and blustering winds, your skin can become dry, chapped, and irritated with each run. Read below for some of my skin tips and skin-saving products.

Cleanse, Hydrate, Protect

1- Cleanse

Since we’re dealing with a colder climate than usual, keep in mind that your cleanser should be tailored to the frigid weather. Treat your skin to a cleanser that won’t compromise your skin’s moisture barrier. During the colder seasons—and especially during your next ski trip—swap out your regular cleanser for a hydrating formula that’s been tailored to your skin’s specific concerns and needs. Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm  (Sephora $29.50) is a silky, smooth, and lightweight formula that is gentle on the skin while removing makeup, dust, and grime off your skin, eyes, etc. It leaves your skin feeling fresh and rejuvenated. It has no fragrance and is easy to use.

2- Hydrate

Cover exposed skin on the slopes with gloves, a scarf, a face-mask, and a hat. For the areas you can’t cover up, I swear by Decleor’s Aromessence Marjolaine Baume. (Amazon $68) It’s really rich and hydrating so it acts like a skin barrier, which helps protect from wind.

3- Protect
Pile On the SPF!  Obviously, if you spend hours in the sun, you need to spread on the SPF. But make sure you’re covering everything that’s exposed. I suggest using a broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30 or greater with both a chemical and a physical blocker, like  EltaMD SPF46 (Amazon.com $33). Chemical sunscreens absorb ultraviolet radiation and give it off as heat while physical sunscreens reflect ultraviolet radiation. Together, they provide the best protection against the sun.

Extras

A dry pout is never a good thing when mixed with snowy weather. To help keep your lips hydrated and smooth, reach for a deep conditioning lip balm and emollient with SPF. On the mountain my top pick is Coola Liplux Original Formula SPF 30 $12. It has a rich formula with Raspberry and Avocado fruit butters soothes and nourishes, while also protecting with SPF 30. It glides on smoothly and keeps lips feeling hydrated for hours.

Post-Ski (for healing)

When you have windburn, you don’t want to put chemicals on it. Try applying a thick layer of Aquaphor Healing Ointment (CVS $14) to any chapped areas to instantly soothe and heal.

 

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