Winter season in New York is nothing short of a winter wonderland, with the streets coated with snow contrasting with the rust-colored leaves on the trees. But with this breathtakingly beautiful scenery comes dry, dull, and irritated skin. On top of that, the cold winds attack your moisture barrier leading to more flakiness. So what can you do? You can’t pause the weather each time you go out, but you can reinforce your skin’s barrier to maintain healthy, youthful, and glowing skin.

You’ll need a good nighttime skincare routine that’ll hydrate your skin while also repairing it. Additionally, you can visit med spas in New York to get professional treatments that help repair the skin on a deeper level.

Layer Your Products

No matter how many steps your nighttime skincare routine has, it’s important to always layer the products. You won’t be applying all the products simultaneously, but often, people don’t give enough time for a product to absorb properly. This is especially problematic during the winter when the skin needs extra hydration, but the products don’t absorb properly. So always wait at least 2 minutes before you apply the next layer. The time can be reduced if you work with light, water-based products that evaporate quickly.

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Start With A Clean Skin

You won’t see the benefits of your skincare products if they never get the chance to absorb into your skin. If your pores are clogged, or you haven’t removed your makeup properly, the results from your skincare routine won’t be effective. Use a gentle but effective makeup remover to ensure there’s no product left on your skin. Then wash your face with a deep cleaning product to clean the pores and eliminate dead skin cells. Once you have a clean surface, you can begin your skincare routine.

Always Patch Test Products

Let’s say you apply a bunch of products and wake up with an allergic reaction. How would you know which of the products caused it? So do a little patch test before applying any new products. This isn’t limited to new products. Our body can react negatively to any product in our lifetime, even if we’ve used it before. So if you’re using a product after a gap, patch test that too.

Start With Cleansing

The first step to your nighttime skincare routine during the winter should be using a gentle cleanser. Skin Loft’s Chamomile Soothing Cleanser is great for cleaning your skin while also healing it. Using a cleanser also helps keep the skin fresh without stripping any oils or breaking your skin’s barrier.

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Add An Exfoliator

You should know that your skin produces more dead skin cells in the winter due to the dry weather. So once you’ve cleaned your skin, add a layer of chemical exfoliator to effectively dissolve your dead skin cells and unclog your pores. Remember not to use a product with a higher concentration of acid. Simple products containing salicylic acid or kojic acid are good for cleaning the skin without stripping the moisture.

Add Your Active Ingredients

This is the most important part. The active ingredients determine how nourished and moisturized your skin looks. For winter, try avoiding harsher ingredients and focus on healing. This means products containing hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, and Vitamin C is good choices for active ingredients. Remember not to use the products at once because they might react with each other and harm your skin. For best results, visit a skincare clinic and speak with a specialist.

Hydrate The Skin

Once you add the active ingredients, it’s time to moisturize. You can use products containing petrolatum, glycerin, shea butter, or hyaluronic acid to hydrate your skin and increase its moisture retention. Make sure the product you pick doesn’t interfere with your active ingredients. Otherwise, it can cause allergic reactions.

Seal The Moisture   

The cold air during the winter will strip the moisture away even if you follow an extensive skincare routine. To prevent this, try sealing the moisture with a thick product. You can use pure petroleum, cocoa butter, or coconut carrier oil. These ingredients aren’t effective in repairing the skin’s hydration levels because the skin doesn’t absorb them. Instead, they sit on top of it. However, they do prevent moisture from escaping, so your active ingredients can work to repair the skin.

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Try Skin Rejuvenating Products By Skin Loft

Skin Loft, a med spa in New York, offers an amazing line of skincare products designed to hydrate and nourish your skin and give you the confidence you need to feel happy. Their products include hydrating masks, cleansers, serums, and SPF. Besides that, the skin care clinic in New York offers several treatments, including laser skin resurfacing, chemical peels, botox, fillers, and microneedling.

Skin Loft always holds in-depth consultation sessions with each client before scheduling an appointment. If you want to learn more about skincare, you can read their informative guides. So check out their services and get in touch with them today!