If you’re devoted to keeping your skin smooth, soft, and silky all year round, living in Texas can make that a challenge. How do you keep your skin looking fresh when the temperature is 79 degrees with full sun one day and 35 degrees with rain the next? No to mention the wind is wreaking havoc with your hair and makeup while the cold air saps all the moisture from your pores? Texas weather is great if you love surprises. The problem is, your skin and surprises don’t go together.
Tired of chapped skin and dry patches? These are our favorite ways to rejuvenate your skin at any time of year… especially when you never know what’s next.
Moisturize Your Skin Every Day
This should go without saying, but we’re saying it anyway; first and foremost drink lots and lots of water to stay hydrated! A quality moisturizer will protect against harsh elements like wind, environmental elements, pollution, cold and sun (make sure it has SPF in it) and seal in your body’s natural oils. We recommend one with plant-based ingredients from companies who are working toward healthier skin, not just chemical-laden products. All the indoor heat, cold air outside, and harsh wind can do a number on skin during the winter, and the reverse is true for every other season in Texas. If you’re looking for a Texas-friendly and eco-friendly option, check out what we have in store for you.
Get More Sleep for Your Skin’s Sake
We’re all go-go-go, with a million balls in the air, so good rest can be hard to come by. I mean, you’re in Austin, so what do people expect? For you to sit around and not take advantage of the awesome city around you? Between work, gym, cocktails, and a late-night stop for noms, sleep often takes a back seat to, well, everything else. But, sleep gives your skin much-needed time to heal and renew itself. One of the best ways to always look rejuvenated and refreshed is to aim for 7-8 hours of sleep a night. Beauty sleep is real!
Get a Facial – You Deserve It!
For great skin all year round, scheduled visits to a spa for a facial or other skin care service is high on our list. When you make time to see an expert a few times a year, you are ensuring the healthiest skin you can hope for. Consistency is key to healthy skin. When getting an analysis from someone whose whole life revolves around healthy skin, you are assured that you will get just what your skin is lacking. One of our favorite services is a HydraFacial. The unique 4-step procedure cleanses deeply and exfoliates evenly, rejuvenating your skin for that fresh glowing look. Each treatment can be customized for your individual needs. Choose from any of our skincare options, and leave putting your best face forward!
Wear Sunscreen (Seriously)
Whether it’s cold or hot outside, sunny or cloudy, the sun is always there lurking, waiting to damage your skin. In any weather, it’s important to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. Make sure sunscreen is a part of your daily beauty routine, find a moisturizer that has SPF or layer your skin protection. When necessary, cover your skin with a scarf, hat or gloves so that you can reduce chapping or sunburns. You know the consequences, beyond fine lines and wrinkles, skin cancer is no joke. We want you and your skin to be happy and healthy.
Food – Why Does it Always Come Down to Food
What you put inside your body affects the outside, so watching what you eat can actually improve your skin. Back to our recommendation about drinking water, whatever you’re drinking now, you probably should be drinking more. Along with upping your water intake, it is important to consume nutrient-rich foods and foods that are high in good fats, which will nourish your skin and help it shine. Think avocados and sunflower seeds. Foods high in Vitamin C, like broccoli or kiwi, can also enhance the youthfulness of your skin. Moderation is key with food and beverages that dehydrate or damage your skin, like alcohol and processed sugars. Opt instead for a protein-rich diet full of nuts and fish. So, next time you’re tempted by just one more macaron…reach for some strawberries to satisfy your sweet tooth instead!
If you’re ready for your freshest face, treat yourself one of these facials from one of our top-notch estheticians. We get Texas weather and what it does to your skin, and we know how to tame it! Ready to book your appointment? We can’t wait to see you!