Now that the change of season seems finally to be upon us, you may begin to notice the effects of cold weather on your skin. Regardless of your skin type, what works for the warmer months may not get you through the winter. This is a great time to examine your routine and make sure you are adequately addressing your skin’s needs.

Skin starts to lose it moisture, color and glow, appearing dull and possibly even scaly and flaky. Hands and nails dry out. Lips get chapped. Hair loses its luster and becomes filled with static.

Our skin works to regulate our temperature with a complex interaction of various fatty acids, lipids, triglycerides and sweat glands. With lower temperatures and humidity, our bodies lose water. Harsh detergents and frequent showers strip the skin's natural oils from its surface and interfere with its barrier function. We need to support our skin by replenishing the supply of lipids and sealing in moisture with ingredients like shea butter, glycerin, hyaluronic acid, dimethicone and mineral oil.

Find the right combination of products to hydrate and protect your skin, leaving it smooth, supple and glowing. To determine your ideal skin care regimen for the cold weather, you will receive a complimentary consultation and skin analysis when you book a facial at SkinCareLab.

See our Dry Skin section at for a comprehensive list of product recommendations.


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