There are so many amazing things that you get to experience when you live in Denver, Colorado. The proximity to mountains, lakes, art and food are just a few of the things we get to enjoy. However, one of the toughest things to deal with for those moving to Colorado, and even natives, is our dry weather.
Known to many as “the high desert”, Colorado’s weather is very different from any other area in the United States. So as summer comes to a close and the dry, frigid air becomes more of a common weather pattern, your skin can start to look dry, dull and worn down.
Don’t let your skin be the reason you feel uncomfortable, here are 4 skin care tips to transition your skin to the cooler Colorado weather.
Use Water Based Serums With Hyaluronic Acid
Living in such a dry environment means you need to provide your skin with the extra hydration it needs.
Did you know that a common symptom for dehydrated skin is acne? Not only can a water based serum help hydrate your skin, it can also help prevent acne. Your skin compensates for being dehydrated by over-producing oils which can lead to breakouts. So, not only can adding a water based serum help your skin overall, it can also help prevent those unwanted breakouts.
Though many people will tell you to choose a water based serum that has hyaluronic Acid(HA) in it, be careful when choosing this method, if you do it inappropriately it could end up drying out your skin instead of helping it!
One of hyaluronic acid’s benefits is that it binds moisture to the skin and will help prevent water loss, however in dry climates such as Denver, the air doesn’t have moisture and so the hyaluronic acid will end up taking the moisture from the oils your skin produces. This strips your skin of any remaining moisture and will actually leave it dryer than before.
At Beautiful Skin Denver Medspa and IV Hydration Studio, we consider ourselves somewhat of “teachers in skincare”. We love to teach our clients how best to use hyaluronic acid (and any other product) to get the most out of it. The key is to keep the dewy wetness after removing your cleanser then immediately applying moisturizer. This way the hyaluronic acid grabs onto the water and the moisturizer.
Our Product Recommendations:
For those who are acne prone we love Face Reality – Hydrabalance and for those who have dry to oily skin, Lira Mystiq Intense C15 is great because of the Vitamin C and hyaluronic acid in it.
Adding exfoliation to your skincare routine at home and professionally can make a huge difference in how your skin looks and feels, however it’s important to not overdo it.
Most people should be exfoliating 1-2 times per week at home with face scrubs, gentle cleansing brushes or an AHA/BHA cleanser. Remember that you don’t need to be rough to be effective, be gentle with your skin as it transitions to the Colorado climate.
Every 4-6 weeks you should go in for professional treatment. Professional treatments may vary from dermaplaning, microdermabrasion to a peel (varies depending on your skin type). Facials can vary depending on your skin, they’re not always about exfoliating if your skin doesn’t call for it. Facials can help with sensitive skin, hydration and more.
As we get older cellular turnover slows down. Seeing a professional helps cellular turnover sooner. By exfoliating your skin, you’re removing dead skin cells and encouraging new healthy cells to generate in its place. This helps serums and other hydrating products to properly enter your skin and give your skin the hydration it needs.
Seeing a medical esthetician in Denver, every couple of weeks can help get your skin into shape.
Note: If your skin is feeling sensitive, you might already be exfoliating too much and your skin may need a break.
Switch Your Moisturizer With the Seasons
Just like your clothes, as we make the transition from summer to winter, your moisturizer needs to change with the seasons too.
With even dryer air and the frigid cold we experience in Denver, it’s important to evaluate your moisturizer or see your esthetician for recommendation specific to your skin type.
Our Product Recommendations:
For dry to normal skin (non acne) we love Lira Bio Caviar and for those who are acne prone, we love FaceReality Cran-peptide.
Hydrate From the Inside Out with Water
We know, you’ve probably heard this a thousand times, but it’s true! No matter the climate you live in or the time of year, getting enough water is essential for your skin, and really your whole body.
Though it’s important anywhere, it’s specifically crucial in Denver, Colorado as the air is constantly stripping moisture from your skin, so it’s up to you to replace by putting moisture back in throughout the day. Buy a water bottle, make sure to take it with you and drink from it as often as you can or get an IV Hydration treatment to help you nourish your body with water and vitamins fast.
Even if you aren’t experiencing dry flaky skin, but do have acne, uneven skin tone, wrinkles or lack elasticity you’re most likely struggling with lack of hydration.
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Your skin isn’t going to transition over night, so it’s important to have patience.
Adding in hydration products or methods to your skincare routine is a marathon. Unfortunately, hydration products and methods won’t transform your skin instantaneously but if you stick with it you’ll start to see results, and when you add in our skin care methods at Beautiful Skin Denver Medspa and IV Hydration Studio, you’ll begin feeling radiant faster!
Ready to start feeling better? Book your appointment at our Denver location today!