How to treat your skin in the winter

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(WTNH)- Winter is in full swing and that means it’s time to adjust our skincare routines to deal with this cold dry weather.

Lead aestetician for Viso Bello, Kate Sobotka  came to Good Morning Connecticut to talk about tips to deal with dry skin. Sobotka said winter is a tough time of year for skin because the temperatures are colder and there’s less humidity in the air, which can lead to dry chapped skin. Sobotka said the first thing you should do is swap your foaming or gel cleanser to a cream one. Foaming cleansers are great for warm weather when skin tends to be more oily, but during the winter, sing one with moisturizers already built in will give you the extra nourishment your skin needs. If you have super dry skin, you might even want to consider a cleansing oil.

Sobotka says exfoliation is key to remove dead, dry skin cells but you should switch from a granular exfoliant to a chemical one that uses alpha hydroxy and lactic acids to slough away old skin. They will be gentler for your face. She recommends you use it 2-3 times per week.

Number 3, add a serum if you aren’t already using one. They’re lightweight but full of powerful ingredients that winter skin craves like vitamin C and hyaluronic acid. She says to use them either at night or before your moisturizer in the morning.

Number 4, switch out lightweight moisturizers to a richer cream formula that’s going to pack the punch your skin needs this time of year. Because heaters are cranked up, all that dry air inside our homes just zaps the moisture from our skin, so it’s important to use one both day and night.

Tip 5, make sure to wear SPF, whenever going out side. Just because it’s not warm out doesn’t mean that powerful UV rays are still reaching your skin.

And finally, make sure you’re incorporating professional maintenance into your skincare routine. At Viso Bello Day Spa, they offer Hydrafacials, a patented facial system that rather than blasting the skin with grit, this gentler approach vacuums out pores while simultaneously pushing in potent actives, which moisturize, brighten, plump, and protect.

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