Over the next 3 Blogs we are going to talk about transitioning your skin care routine for the harsh winter conditions. Winter has come early to the west and with that comes colder temperatures, wind and dry air. There are steps to take to keep your skin looking fresh and hydrated ALL season long.
STEP #1 EXFOLIATE
Shifting from the summer heat and sun to cooler dryer conditions is very noticeable to our skin. Dead skin cells build up and can dull your skin not to mention clog pores. To get rid of this dead skin start to exfoliate every other day. There are 2 types of exfoliants – physical scrubs and chemical (leave on and wash off). Enzyme exfoliants are similar to chemical exfoliants but are much gentler and can be used on a regular basis. Enzymes are gentle chemicals that speed up the natural exfoliation of the skin. Although you can still visit your esthetician for monthly chemical peels it is still recommended that you use an exfoliant at home on a regular basis.
ENZYME MASK (Exfoliant)
Derma MD Avocado Pumpkin Mask allows your face to exfoliate dead skin cells NATURALLY with gentle enzymes of pumpkin. Unlike strong acids, the combination of pumpkin with avocado, leaves your skin looking younger and hydrated. Use 3 – 4 time per week for luminous skin!
Derma MD Exfoliate Micro Peel is like microdermabrasion in a bottle. This formulation containing corundum crystals and additional anti-aging ingredients works to exfoliate dead skin cells. The fine crystal combined with antioxidants will help increase moisture retention, exfoliate & allow better penetration of your skincare ingredients.
It is possible to use BOTH since AHAs (chemical) and BHAs (physical) work in different ways. Both physical (scrubs) & chemical (enzymes) slough off dead skin but differently. Physical scrubs break down the bonds between cells while chemical cause the cells to detach themselves.
Whichever you choose just remember to exfoliate several times a week to keep the skin healthy ALL winter long!