We often tend to neglect our lips until they are dry, chapped and sore. Winter’s dry air is hard on them. One of the best things you can do for your lips in the winter is use a lip treatment regularly. First, you gently exfoliate the lips to remove the dead cells, after, apply a mask for about 3 minutes, letting it sink into the skin and then wipe it off. Last, apply a lip balm with Vitamin E and Vitamin C, it penetrates at the cellular level, replenishing, repairing and hydrating molecules, giving you soft, supple lips.
The winter season with its first snowfall has its beauty. However icy temperatures, low air humidity and indoor heat simply pull out moisture from the skin. Add to the environmental factors hot showers and harsh soaps and what you are left with is dry, itchy and flaky skin. The dehydration process also disrupts cell turnover, leading to an avalanche of dead cells and a lifeless, dull skin.
The solution is to understand that your skin has different needs during the changing seasons and increase your layers of support with proper skin care.
1. Talk with a professional who can analyze your skin type and condition to recommend appropriate care products for your skin.
2. Use a gentle foaming cleanser or cleansing milk. Add a hydrating mask. Avoid alcohol based toners.
3. Say goodbye to your water-based summer moisturizer and use one with emollients such as natural oils, like jojoba, almond or olive. A good winter moisturizer should have humectants such as hyaluronic, lactic and glycolic acids as it will attract water from the dermis into the epidermis.
4. Layer a hydrator under your moisturizer, a serum or hydrating booster to increase your level of protection against the environmental factors. If you are concerned with pre-mature aging make sure you use a product with retinol, it will help with cell turnover.
5. Sunscreen isn’t just for the summertime. Winter sun combined with snow glare can still damage your skin. Defend against ultraviolet rays with moisturizing sunscreen and antioxidants-especially if you engage in winter sports.
6. Drink plenty of water or Green Tea with honey and lemon to boost Vitamin C and antioxidants intake. Consider investing in a humidifier.
Make an appointment at C.Joy Salon to get a thorough skin analysis and guidance on your winter skin care routine. 425.577.6232
As you pack away your summer dresses and take out your sweaters think about your skin care in the same way. It needs different care in the fall and winter than in the summer months. For example: we recommend replacing fruity cleansing gels with more creamy and protective cleansers (depending on your skin type).
Falling leaves, cooler weather…. it’s a perfect time for a peel or microdermabrasion treatment to help with visible signs of summer skin damage like sun spots, skin discoloration, premature aging, wrinkles and dryness. These treatments will help remove the dead and damaged skin cells and increase the cell turnover while increasing the natural production of collagen. Your skin will feel alive again!
A professional peel or microdermabrasion/peel combo is a great option to jump start your skin care into the fall and winter season. Peels appropriate to your skin type will help your skin to look healthy, fresh, supple and will help to diminish signs of premature aging and repair the skin damage from summer.
You can prolong the results of a professional treatment by continuing regular skin care at home as well as using products that are appropriate to your skin type and time of the year.
Book an appointment today at C.Joy Salon, 425.577.6232 for your skincare consultation and fall skin care treatment and we will get you started on the path to gorgeous, healthy, age defying skin.
Exfoliants are a necessary component in maintaining skin’s health and protection against the environment. A result of not exfoliating enough can show up as dull skin, poor texture and an increased aged appearance on your skin. Too much exfoliation can result in oversensitive skin. The best recommendation is to create a natural, healthy exfoliation that removes only excess cells while balancing the health of the skin.
At C.Joy Salon we have both chemical and mechanical exfoliants and your therapist will recommend the best product and routine for your skin type. You will see a significant difference in your skins appearance and an increased absorption of the good nutrients from your serum and moisturizer. You will get more benefits from your products and better results for your money.
We recommend Daily Macrofoliant from Dermalogica.
Book an appointment today 425.577.6232 for your skincare consultation and exfoliating facial and we will get you started on the path to gorgeous, healthy, age defying skin.
This is it! This is the month to really get serious about your skincare. September is National Skin Care Awareness Month and we want to educate you and help you get your skincare routine underway and added as one of THE most important components in your daily routine.
A regular (daily) good skincare routine can turn around the look, feel and health of your skin in as little as two weeks! That is not time at all if you think about. Using the right products and steps is also extremely important to healthy skin. Here is a great place to start!
1st – Visit a professional skincare therapist at C.Joy Salon and get your skin analyzed
2nd – Choose a product line especially formulated for your skins needs
3rd – Use the products in their correct order to achieve optimal benefits
4th – Add the skincare steps into your twice daily routine (morning and night for best results)
We look forward to seeing you at C.Joy Salon soon!
Your skin care routine is especially important in winter—the season is known for bringing on dry, itchy and painfully tight skin. The problem can be chronic in winter and even lead to more serious conditions like eczema and psoriasis.
The culprit? Cold temperatures outside and heating inside both sap moisture from your skin. Follow these essential care tips to come through the season beautifully.
1) Take shorter, cooler showers
Keep showers under 10 minutes, and resist the urge to crank up the temperature. While hot water feels good, it strips protective oils from your skin. The result? That steamy shower sabotages your skin care routine and makes you feel even drier. Read more