How Winter Affects Your Skin

The colder seasons seem to affect everything from your mood to your health to your skin. Ever notice how your lips seem to chap more often in December rather than July? The humidity in the air as well as the heating in your house may have something to do with why your skin is so dry in the winter.

Humidity starts to drop in the winter and autumn months which cause the air to dry up. The less moisture in the air, the more moisture is sucked from your skin. Which really is a pain, especially if you have naturally dry skin. When the weather gets colder, the thermostat temperature goes up which makes the warm air inside your home also have less humidity than the summer months. When there is less moisture in the atmosphere your skin begins to crack feel rough. The sudden temperature changes also affect your skin. One day it could be below freezing outside and the next it could be fifty degrees; it is one of the many perks of living in Illinois. This can cause the capillaries in the face to expand and contrast making your complexion more red. 

The air isn’t the only thing in winter that messes with your skin. With the cold months, comes holidays and comfort food. Eating more carbs and foods with high glycemic index is thought to increase hormones that are responsible for oil production. This is especially harmful for people who have oily and acne prone skin. 

Fortunately, there are ways to protect your skin during the winter months. Bundle up! Make sure your skin is protected by hats and scarves and gloves. This can decrease the chance of getting frostbite from the cold dry temperatures. Moisturizing your skin has to be one of the most important steps when making your skin feel comfortable during winter. 

A good moisturizing ingredient is Mastiha oil because it is healing, brightening, and restorative. It repairs the skin by strengthening the immune system, it is an antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and it minimizes pores. It restores the skin by increasing skin rejuvenation, increasing collagen composition, and significantly reduces irritation post procedure. Mastiha oil also helps brighten your skin by reducing the risk of pigmentation post procedure and evens out the skin tone. Mastiha can be found in Lira Clinical MYSTIQ iLuminating Beauty Oil.

The Platinum Hydrafacial, Lira Clinical Vita Brite Refresher, and French Platinum Facial are a few of the treatments French Med Spa offers to assist with hydrating dry skin. The French Platinum Facial incorporates a KNESKO 24k gold face mask that leaves your skin feeling great while helping to open your third eye chakra. The Vita Brite Refresher is a refreshing treatment to fight dry and dehydrated skin; it uses orange plant stem cells and other fruit enzymes to rejuvenate those dry skin cells. The Platinum Hydrafacial deeply cleanses, exfoliates, and extracts dead and dry skin cells while also hydrating the skin. 

As the winter months drag on, consider a new facial routine or treatments to keep your skin looking healthy and glowing. Remember that your skin is the largest organ of the body and make sure that you take care of it!


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