Let’s talk winters in Utah. Greatest snow on Earth, fireside gatherings, and temple square lights are all staples of the Beehive state. But there are a few less pleasant side effects of wintertime.
Utah is naturally a dry state. And in the winter, it can feel dryer than the Sahara. The dry climate, chilly air, and indoor heat tend to take a significant toll on your skin. Fortunately, there are several ways to prevent dry winter skin and repair any damage.
Here’s what you can do to keep your skin moist and supple all winter long.
Top Tips for Healthy Winter Skin
Keep Moisture in the Air
Our bodies are made up of 50-60% of water. However, water evaporates off the surface of your skin when it’s dry and cold. To prevent dryness and add moisture back into the air, consider using a humidifier in your home. The added moisture may improve dry skin and chapped lips. Plus, humidifiers can easy breathing problems and symptoms of a cold or other respiratory conditions.
Switch up Your Products
During the wintertime, it’s crucial to use gentle cleansers that won’t strip moisture from the skin. You’ve likely heard of expensive brands that promise high-end results. Typically sold over-the-counter at department or makeup shops, that are sold Sephora, Ulta, and department stores. While these brands claim their products have a full-strength formula, a more stable form and higher concentration, which are found in medical-grade products, will bring you the best results for your skin.
At La Belle Vie, we carry the finest medical-grade skin care products and cosmeceuticals, clinically proven for outstanding results. You’ll notice a significant change in your skin by switching to our products. Here are our scientifically-proven and patient-approved skincare products.
Skincare philosophy centers on three main pillars: PREVENT. PROTECT. CORRECT. These principles work synergistically to provide the healthiest skin possible, and optimal anti-aging results. We, at La Belle Vie, are proud to offer this incredible line.
Award-winning products are backed by a diverse team with decades of experience in clinical research and development (in powerhouse products like Restylane® and Dysport®) and furthered by a continued commitment to the study of skincare science and the introduction of new technologies. They are primarily available through dermatologists, plastic surgeons, medical spas, and are available to you at La Belle Vie.
Limit Shower Time and Temperatures
Taking a hot, steamy shower on a cold winter morning is what dreams are made of. However, excessively hot water can strip your skin of much-needed moisture and lead to red, irritated skin, so it’s best to avoid it. Instead, take a five to ten-minute lukewarm shower. If you need to indulge in a hot shower or bath, keep your door closed for steam to accumulate. After you hop out of the shower, don’t forget to lather on moisturizer on your face and body. As for washing your hands, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) claims that washing your hands in cooler water is just as effective at removing germs while being less irritating to the skin.
By now, you probably know to moisturize frequently. Since we live in a dry climate, thicker moisturizers like cream and ointments are preferred over lotions. And don’t forget about your hands, neck, and decolletage. Since hand washing during cold and flu season is crucial, your hands are most likely taking a beating. So always apply hand cream after each wash.
Did you know the snow reflects up to 80% of the sun’s rays? This means you’re risk of exposure is significantly higher. And if you’re a snow bunny who likes to hit the slopes, play in the snow, or simply walk outside, it’s vital to apply sunscreen every day. We recommend applying a moisturizing, broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher to all exposed areas.
Get a Facial
Wondering where to get a facial? If you live in Utah, facials are a lifesaver. We offer a variety of facials to meet your skin’s unique needs. Our signature facial is ideal for those who need to clean out their pores for an overall smoother complexion. Our purifying facial is the perfect skincare solution for those suffering from acne, blocked follicles, excess oil, and bacteria. Last but not least, our hydrating facial focuses on hydrating your dry skin to restore balance, leaving your skin looking soft, supple, and vibrant.
Consider Profound Non-Surgical Skin Tightening Treatment
If you’ve noticed fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin, particularly in the winter, consider receiving a non-surgical skin tightening treatment. Our laser procedure, known as Profound, naturally tightens your skin by promoting the growth of elastin and collagen. We offer follow-up services designed to ensure that you’re happy with the results of our work, and we only hire licensed professionals to perform these treatments. Profound treatments have a 100% response rate for wrinkles and a 95% response rate for skin laxity.
Love the Skin You’re in This Winter
La Belle Vie Medical Care and Aesthetics is pleased to offer our cost-saving membership and rewards programs, incredible monthly specials, and financing options for our comfortable, effective skin care treatments. Contact La Belle Vie located in Draper, Utah for a complimentary skincare consultation. We will help you develop a plan with convenient scheduling to ensure you have great skin all year long.