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Expert Skincare Tips to Prep for Winter
The key to preparing skin for colder months is to repair skin damage that may have been caused from longer days spent out in the sun. In addition, making sure your skin is hydrated is also important in order to protect it from the cooler weather.
Kimberly Sampson, National Training Director for emerginC, weighs in on her favorite skincare tips for achieving winter-ready skin.
According to Kimberly, a great skin care regimen will include:
1) Exfoliating to remove dead skin cells so “live” skin cells can receive the hydration, vitamins and antioxidants needed for healthy cell growth.
Kim’s Tip: Choose a sugar scrub or use your favorite exfoliator to help detox and purify skin from post – summer sweat, heavy sunscreens and tanning lotions. The pre-dosed peels pads of natural fruit acids and botanical extracts will help improve skin tone and texture.
2) Choosing a serum with antioxidants and vitamin C. Our skin needs vitamin C all year for great skin health. Applied topically, vitamin C helps diminish the appearance of pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, as well as sun damage.
Kim’s Tip: emerginC uses one of the most stabilized forms of vitamin C, Stay-C ® 50, vitamin E, brightening plant extracts and soothing botanical oils, in their vitamin C serums. Skin will look radiant (and younger) with continued usage.
3) Choosing a moisturizer that will help balance water and oil production to keep skin hydrated in colder weather.
Kim’s Tip: Try and choose a moisturizer that contains vitamin D (normally synthesized by our skin during sun exposure), this will help nourish and add moisture to the skin.
4) Don’t neglect body skin.
Kim’s Pick: Try a body butter, they are a great skin protectant and super moisturizing in cooler weather and fall outdoor sports.
I agree with Kim. To prepare my skin for the cooler months ahead, I wanted to use a product that would detoxify my skin and get it ready for the heavier creams I will be needing for winter. This means I must help to purify and exfoliate my skin so that my winter creams and treatments can further penetrate for maximum effectiveness. I have been using emerginC scientific organics phytocell detox mask.
emerginC scientific organics phytocell detox mask
An effective French-green-clay-based “detox” mask designed to draw out impurities, nourish, soothe, brighten, fight free-radical damage and improve tone and texture for all skin types. It leaves skin bright, healthy and detoxified with a radiant glow.
My Experience: I have been using this product 1-3 times per week. I usually leave it on for 10-15 minutes. I love how it leaves my skin feeling extra clean, and when I apply my serums, moisturizers and other facial treatments afterwards, I have noticed that they seem to work better because they are able to penetrate my skin much more effectively without that layer of dead skin cells and impurities that often act as a barrier.
emerginC products are available at leading spa nationwide and online viawww.emerginc.com.
Disclaimer: I received a sample of this product to review and to keep. The opinions are my own.