Winter may be a wonderland, but it doesn’t do any favors for your skin. Cold temperatures and dry air deplete crucial moisture, and you’re left with dry, tight skin that’s lost its luster. Prevent yours from suffering from the winter doldrums this year with these tips and tricks for keeping it hydrated and beautiful all season long!
Banish Dry Skin
When the skin loses moisture, not only does your skin feel different, but it looks different also: It’s tight. It isn’t smooth. All of your fine lines and wrinkles become more obvious. The good news is there’s a simple 2-step skin fix:
Step 1: Exfoliate.
Step 2: Use a rich moisturizer designed to lock moisture in.
Not only will your skin look more alive, active ingredients from other skin care products will be better absorbed and makeup will go on smoother. Simply put, your skin will thank you!
Get Your Glow Back
Dull skin is the number one complaint during the colder months and you can thank dead skin cells for that. A physical scrub is one of the best ways to instantly eliminate the surface cells responsible for dullness and leave you with fresh and glowing skin.
For an added boost in brightness, add a weekly mini-peel to your routine. Perfect for every skin type!
Fall is a welcome change from the heat and humidity of summer, but with the cool down comes drier air — and that means drier skin. It’s a seasonal shift that can cause skin to become dehydrated, which not only calls unwanted attention to fine lines and wrinkles, but also to uneven skin texture and discolorations. Here's how to keep your skin looking fresh and youthful this fall:
As obvious as it may seem, hydration plays a big role in how your skin looks. If you let it dry out, not only will it affect your skin’s appearance, it can also become uncomfortably tight. Just as we change our wardrobes in the cooler, drier month’s it’s important to change your skin care products. This season, step up to a richer moisturizer and, if you are especially prone to dryness, add a hyaluronic acid serum to your daily hydration efforts, using the moisturizer to lock it all in.
It may seem counterintuitive to scrub away at dry skin, but a physical scrub is great way to get rid of the dead skin cells that accumulate on the surface of the skin. Not only are these cells responsible for emphasizing wrinkles and dullness, but they can also block absorption of the active ingredients in your skin care products.
Fall is the perfect time to address skin discolorations and uneven texture that may have become more apparent after summer sun exposure. A vitamin C serum that includes pure stabilized L-ascorbic acid can help to improve skin texture and tone resulting in healthier looking skin.
The secret to revealing perfectly healthy and bright summer skin is actually very simple. Get your glow on this season by taking these 3 small steps to find yours!
1. Finding Flawless
Naturally flawless skin is a must during the warmer months, especially since the trend is to go lighter with makeup. But it can take a little prep work. The key is weekly exfoliation to remove the outer layer of dead skin. The result? Fine lines and wrinkles are less noticeable and skin glows!
We love MD Scrub because of its clay base that’s infused with bamboo for gentle exfoliation. As a bonus, it also includes antioxidant ingredients for anti-aging! If you have mature or acneic skin, you’ll get the best results by having a professional microdermabrasion treatment first.
2. Clean & Balanced
Perfectly clear skin can go south overnight without the right cleanser, especially in the summertime when oil, perspiration and pollution are at elevated levels. But there’s also a delicate balance you need to maintain for healthy, clear skin: One the one hand, you need a cleanser that effective cleans away oil, debris and makeup; on the other, you don’t want it to be so harsh that it also strips away the essential oils and moisture your skin needs to be nourished and hydrated. Dr. Few formulated the perfect balance with LF Cleanser, which eliminates impurities and leaves skin clean, clear and beautiful!
3. That Summer Glow
What’s better than clean and clear skin? Skin that glows, and we’ve got the secret to how you can instantly brighten yours. Meet our Weekly Mini-Peel Brightener, the weekly at-home skin treatment that will give yours the extra boost it needs to look better and brighter than ever!
All of our skin care products are formulated with medical-grade ingredients clinically shown to address specific aging skin concerns and are safe for all skin types. Browse the entire Dr Julius Few product line to find what’s right for you!
Throughout the winter months your skin changes. It becomes drier and the general lack of moisture only calls unwanted attention to fine lines and wrinkles. After months of layering on products to try and hydrate and protect, it’s finally time to take a step back and peel away winter’s layers — literally. Ready... Set... Give your skin a fresh start!
Step 1. Exfoliate
This is really is the key to everything and why — if you can — we recommend beginning with a professional microdermabrasion or chemical peel treatment. Exfoliation literally removes the outside layers of the skin that are responsible not only for making your skin look dull, dry and wrinkled, but also prevents good absorption of your skin correcting serums and other products.
Scrub away winter with MD Scrub. Use this two times per week to reveal healthier, younger looking skin!
Step 2. Brighten
Once you’ve cleaned up and cleared out those outer layers, it’s time to infuse your skin with vitamin C and other active ingredients that work together to transform dull and aging skin into bright and beautiful skin.
Brighten up this spring with C-Serum for a rejuvenated complexion!
Step 3. Enhance
An important step for every face over the age of 30 is nightly retinol. As we age, our skin’s natural ability to turnover old skin cells slows down. Retinol helps to keep skin cells turning over so your skin remains soft, supple and vibrant!
Enhance your skin and keep wrinkles at bay with R-nol 20 Serum.
Step 4. Boost
Instant brightener, anyone? We like to think of this step as the cherry on top of your skin rejuvenation efforts. It’s a weekly mini-peel that helps to create a clear and even complexion for the ultimate in fresh skin.
Give your skin a boost with our Weekly Mini-Peel Brightener!
There’s nothing harsher on the skin than the 1-2 punch it gets in the winter with freezing temperatures outside and artificially dry heat inside. The result is a lack of hydration and a build up of dead skin cells on the surface of the skin, both of which exacerbate the appearance of age and wrinkles. Show your skin some love this winter with these 3 simple steps:
The key to youthful looking skin is pretty simple: hydration! And sometimes even the richest moisturizers alone don’t cut it. Try adding a hydrating serum for a hydration boost that won’t let your skin dry out. Be sure to wear it under your winter moisturizer.
Try HP Gel, our winter hydration secret to enhancing skin moisture with hyaluronic acid.
It’s one of Dr. Few’s beauty tricks for 2016 — retinol! A vitamin A extract, retinol gets rid of fine lines and wrinkles at night, clarifies the skin and keeps the pores clear, which is also great for controlling adult acne. Be sure to only use a retinol every other night during the winter months to avoid dehydrating your skin.
Try our R•nol 20 Serum to enhance cell turnover with less irritation than prescription retinoids.
Even with your best efforts to keep winter skin fresh and hydrated, there’s another crucial step: exfoliation. While a retinol aids in skin cell turnover, it’s exfoliation that actually cleans that dead layer off to reveal the clean and clear skin underneath.
Try MD Scrub, specially formulated to remove dead skin cells and reveal healthier, younger looking skin!
The cooler weather that blows in with Fall means drier air. While it’s a nice change from the hot and sticky days of summer, it also changes your skin’s needs. Drier air equals drier skin and that means signs of skin damage and dullness become more apparent. The key to keeping your skin beautiful despite the change in weather? We’ve got 3:
The natural process of skin cell turnover slows down as we age, which creates dull skin and also emphasizes fine lines and wrinkles. R•nol 20, a medical-grade retinol serum, helps to turn these cells over. As a bonus, it also helps to unclog pores, which means fewer acne breakouts (for both young and mature skin alike!). Use daily.
2. MD Scrub
A second contributor to dull skin is the dead skin cells that build up on the skin’s surface. While R•nol 20 turns them over, you still need some extra elbow to remove them. That’s where MD Scrub comes in. With a clay base, this product delivers gentle heat as it removes dry dead skin cells and minimizes excess skin oil ultimately revealing clearer, healthier, younger looking skin that glows. Use 2x per week.
The finishing touch? A moisture boost, of course, to both hydrate and protect the fresh skin you’ve uncovered with regular retinol use and a good weekly (or so) scrub. This is also the time of year to up your moisture level. For most skin types we recommend Moisture Complete. For very oily skin types, try Sheer Moisture. Use daily.