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Beat Dry, Dehydrated Winter Skin

Skin Care Musts for the Cooler Winter Months

It’s no secret that cold winter air can wreak havoc on your skin this time of year. Circadia has solutions to help you and your clients beat skin that feels dry, dull, and dehydrated.

This time of year can be incredibly damaging to the skin’s barrier function. In normal, healthy skin, our barrier function is designed to help protect us from bacteria, toxins, free radicals, and other harmful outside forces. The barrier function also helps our body maintain its moisture levels because, without it, water would evaporate, leaving the entire body dehydrated!

In the wintertime, using good skin care is especially important when protecting the barrier function because of all the external environmental factors that are working against it. Things like cold air, heaters in homes, lack of humidity, and wind all cause the barrier to break down, leaving us susceptible to acne lesions or skin infections, as if the redness, itching, inflammation, and broken, peeling, and flaking skin isn’t enough!

It’s imperative to educate our clients to treat their skin delicately in the wintertime. As the seasons change, we must teach them their cleansers and moisturizers should too. In the winter, clients should use a more milky or creamy cleanser that’s hydrating and won’t strip the skin’s lipids, depriving it of essential emollients needed to maintain an intact barrier function. Always remember, If cleanser leaves the client’s face feeling tight or dry, it’s too harsh for their skin.

Vitamin Veil is a perfect cleanser for the cooler, dry months because of its hydrating properties. It is an oil-based, nourishing cleanser that gently washes away impurities, leaving a silky veil of skin-soothing antioxidants behind.

Clients will also fall in love with the Marshmallow Whip Hydrating Mask because not only does it smell heavenly, it delivers a complex blend of hydrating ingredients that help soothe and heal tired, dehydrated skin.

For a homecare regimen, clients say Hydralox is the secret weapon in making the skin feel supple again. Hydralox is designed to lock in hydration, help with nutrient delivery, and comes packed with powerful antioxidants. It is often used by mixing 2-3 drops into our Aquaporin Hydrating Cream

Protip: Hydralox also softens cuticles and doubles as a beautiful lip treatment.

Best-selling AquaPorin Hydrating Cream is one of the skincare market’s most luxurious and hydrating formulations. This award-winning product has natural oils that help soften, soothe, and hydrate the skin. It helps the barrier naturally repair by providing cellular hydration and active emollients that defend against harsh environmental factors.  One key ingredient is Diffuporin, a peptide that aids the hydration mechanisms and water movement from the basal layer of the epidermis to the stratum corneum, leaving the skin rejuvenated with improved collagen I synthesis and cellular proliferation.

We can also make lifestyle recommendations like wearing weather protection when outside. During windy days, the cold air whipping around can leave lips and skin dry and chapped, which can be prevented by wearing lip balm, a scarf around exposed areas, and proper coverings on all exposed skin. This also goes without saying, but we’ll say it anyway. Proper sunscreen is also non-negotiable, even in the winter.

We have prepared a Winter Professional Treatment Guide that highlights our most hydrating and luxurious treatments for the season. Download it here.

If you want help choosing which products are right for your spa, please call or email us at info@circadia.com. Circadia is committed to your success. Formulated and manufactured in the United States, Circadia is the industry leader in innovative results-based skin care where nature and science are in perfect rhythm.

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