As a transplanted Southern Californian, who now lives in New York City, snow storms still give me a thrill, much to the amazement of my friends and colleagues. But while fluffy fakes floating over sidewalks and streets can mesmerize me for hours, I must admit that the cold weather takes a serious toll on my already dry skin.
Natch, I was seriously receptive to the following â€œwinterizingâ€ tips from Annet King, director of global education at The International Dermal Institute and Dermalogica.
First, Annet recommends, switch out your foaming cleanser for a soothing gel or cream that will help replenish lipids and soothe sensitivity. She recommends Dermalogicaâ€™s UltraCalmingCleanser ($33).
Layer on hydration and reduce tightness by spritzing a refreshing toner such as Dermalogicaâ€™s Antioxidant Hydra Mist ($37).
Comfort sore, red, irritated skin with Dermalogica’sÂ UltraCalming Serum Concentrate ($52) and consider a heavier-weight moisturizer, like Dermalogicaâ€™s Super Rich Repair ($77).
And if itâ€™s super cold, protect exposed lips, nose and cheekbones with a healing balm like Dermalogicaâ€™s Climate Control ($30).
Finally to ease winterâ€™s effects on your body and hands, wear 100% cotton or other natural fabrics rather than irritating nylon or wool.
Dermalogica products are available at www.dermstore.com.