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 “winterizing” 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 Dermalogica’s UltraCalmingCleanser ($33).
Layer on hydration and reduce tightness by spritzing a refreshing toner such as Dermalogica’s Antioxidant Hydra Mist ($37).
Comfort sore, red, irritated skin with Dermalogica’s UltraCalming Serum Concentrate ($52) and consider a heavier-weight moisturizer, like Dermalogica’s Super Rich Repair ($77).
And if it’s super cold, protect exposed lips, nose and cheekbones with a healing balm like Dermalogica’s Climate Control ($30).
Finally to ease winter’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.