It’s important to take special care of your skin in the winter. Here are a few things you can do to keep skin moist and healthy all season long…
Use a humidifier when the air is dry.
Put moisturizer and oil on your body immediately after bathing. Create a ritual of applying oils like Body Oxygenant followed by MSRH Corps.
Wear natural fibers, such as cotton and silk, because they allow your skin to breathe.
Cover up when the air is dry, to hold moisture in.
Focus on proper nutrition and drinking plenty of water.
Avoid things that trigger allergic reactions. Use detergent free of dyes and perfumes.
Mature and drier skin types should apply and reapply moisturizer to lock in moisture.
Let’s not forget hands (telltale sign of age). Apply hand cream and cuticle oil often.
Don’t forget to wear gloves while doing home chores and while outdoors.
Practice a good skincare regimen:
Dry skin can happen at any age, but it’s most likely a concern if you’re 50 or older. This is because the glands that make oil for your skin get smaller as you age and produce less. Many popular soaps and cleansers “clean” your skin by removing oil. This strips the skin, which often causes dryness or breakouts to worsen. At Rescue we always recommend a gentle milky cleanser like Lait VIP o2. Use with a washcloth to buff away dry flaky skin and reveal the fresh skin that lies beneath. Washcloths are super gentle on the skin and most importantly, they don’t cost much. 🙂
Once your skin is properly cleansed it is extremely important to balance the pH of your skin. Our favorite product for this step is Lotion P50 1970.During the winter I personally use P50 1970 at night and P50W in the daytime (this gentler formula is fantastic for winter). *A reminder to the health conscious: all Biologique Recherche products are paraben-free and safe to use.
After you’ve applied P50 follow with a hylarounic acid based serum to keep skin plump, hydrated and, yes, looking younger! Babies are born with a high level of hyaluronic acid, which keeps their skin plump and smooth. Unfortunately, the amount of hyaluronic acid in skin diminishes with age, most significantly after age 40. While it may not be possible to maintain perfectly dewy baby-skin, these serums help to restore the skin’s hyaluronic acid content. Applied topically hyaluronic acid increases hydration, improves elasticity, and reverses free radical damage. All skin types, even oily, will benefit from using hyaluronic acid serum. *For those who get injectables it prolongs the plumping effect.
Layer! Winter skincare is like your winter wardrobe, it’s all about layers! I always layer my serums, starting with the lightest texture and finishing with the thickest. Here is my current mix of serums and creams for daytime:Amniotique, Le Grand Serum, Yall o2, Creme Dermo RL, and Fluide VIP O2.
Your evening routine is another story. Winter is time to bust out the big game changers like MBR’s liquid surgery serum, followed by MBR Extraordinary Cream. Mind you I’m over 50 and the names alone provide a feel-good-factor (I’ll take liquid surgery anytime, no pain or risk involved).
For younger gals I suggest Environ’s Cquence 3 serum. It’s packed with peptides, vitamins, and retinol to address antiaging in one simple step.
I also highly recommend keeping the skin challenged by alternating your regimen every other night. Currently I’m alternating MBR Extraordinary cream with BR Le Grand Creme (*available in January).
For a dry skin solution I love Vintners Daughter Active Botanical Serum – a clean beauty favorite of celebrities. It has a loyal following for good reason. This cult product is a powerful sustainably crafted oil that delivers skin all the essentials, moisture, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants.
Valmont Regenera II is another winter staple. It’s a rich cream-balm that solves dry skin, lips, cuticles, patches, etc. Love… love… love!
Rescue Spa Facials are always geared to problem solve. Whether it’s dry skin, brown spots, redness, irritation, or inflamed acne, Rescue Facials are always customized to focus on what your skin needs. With the right combination of products and high-tech tools, our estheticians can really create change in the skin over time to help you achieve your greatest complexion.
Last but not least. Cold weather is the best time to develop healthy rituals and ceremonies. Taking care of my skin is a daily practice.
Create your own magic, have fun in your mini beauty apothecary ….
Light a candle…. Mask often….
Take a bath…
Get cozy in slippers and wrap up in cashmere …..
Practice self love, cultivate wellbeing, sing, dance and feel like a goddess ….
“Valmont Prime Renewing Pack is a Rescue favorite this unique product gives you an instant beauty boost. It’s a skin thirst quencher. I love to use it in the morning as my pick-me-up or before a special event for an extra glow!” – Danuta Mieloch
Valmont Renewing Pack is recommended for any skin lacking radiance and vitality, this rebalancing treatment mask gives skin an instant beauty boost. An essential product, and one of the best-sellers in the range, Renewing Pack symbolizes what is so special about Valmont skin care. A multi tasking treatment that can be used as a day or night cream, regenerating mask, or quick boost for poreless, glowing skin.
Light, non-greasy texture that works to smooth and relax facial features
Peptides + Cocktail combines anti-wrinkle peptides with raw ginseng extract to stimulate microcirculation.
Peptides induce collagen synthesis to reconstruct the dermal matrix.
An optimal anti-wrinkle action, this combination works twice as fast as retinol without a single drawback!
Environ is a globally recognized professional skincare brand that is built on science. It originated in South Africa and was created by a plastic surgeon who passionately believes in using vitamin A to maintain healthy skin. “Environ skin care products have been formulated to combat and relieve the harmful effects of today’s harsh environmental changes, specifically pollution and ever-increasing doses of radiation from the sun due to the thinning of the protective ozone layer. Added to these are the modern-day effects of social and work stresses and poor diet.”
Having to work with so many vitamin A based products, I truly have fallen in love with theEnviron AVST step up system, and I believe, unlike most modern days Retinol and Retin-A products on the market, AVST is gentle enough to introduce to clients with all skin types and conditions ranging from sensitive skin and even rosacea to combo/oily/acneic skin types.
The AVST range gives skin exactly what it needs because of its scientifically researched combination of vitamins A, C, E and antioxidants including rooibos tea, honeybush and specially selected peptides. The step up system helps your skin to become gradually more comfortable by increasing the levels of vitamin A and peptides. You don’t have to be extra careful with it and it will not make you super dry, flaky or sun sensitive like other brands’ vitamin A products. You should use it every night as a moisturizer comfortably but I still would wear a sunscreen every day because simply put it’s a must in my routine and it should be in yours too.
Vitamin A is the only known element that keeps skin healthy and combats aging. It has proven to have the following benefits:
Promote the skin’s natural moisturizing factor and give it a radiant glow.
Strengthen the skin’s outer layer to keep it firm.
Stimulate the production of natural proteins to keep skin looking healthy.
Support the skin’s immune system and helps prevent breakouts.
Assists in reducing the development of potential skin cancers.
My skin type is oily and not sensitive so I started on AVST3 and immediately saw a more nourished and radiant skin appearance and a smoother breakout-free skin texture. I love it! If you are sensitive or have rosacea and any kind of easily induced skin irritation, I would start with AVST1 and let the vitamin A do it’s job. My job is my passion and skin is my playground. I enjoy educating my clients and answering all the questions and concerns they might have. Curiosity is highly welcomed in my world. Schedule an appointment or consultation today and let me be your Rescue skin guru.
“Ultimately, this powerful trilogy of peptide complexes will help keep your skin looking younger for longer.”
The new Environ Intensive Avance DFP 312 Cream is formulated with a combination of various peptide complexes designed to maintain your skin’s youthfulness. Peptides have been identified as essential ingredients for the most advanced anti-ageing skincare preparations. This luxurious multi-functional moisturiser assists not only in improving the overall appearance of your skin,but also leaves your skin feeling moisturised and looking smoother and firmer.
The 3 peptides incorporated into this delicate, easily absorbed cream are Matrixyl® 3000, Trylagen® and Matrixyl® Synthé 6®.
Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 + Palmitoyl Oligopeptide (Matrixyl® 3000) is a combination of five natural amino acids and has been incorporated in this formula for its anti-ageing properties.
Trylagen® is a combination of peptides and proteins proven to restore collagen levels that are characterised by youthful skin.
Bio Lifting Cream Plus lifts, reshapes and replumps, by harnessing the power of 10 million plant stem cells in a jar.
The supercharged version of Chantecaille’s iconic Bio Lifting Cream. This velvety smooth creme riche is infused with five extraordinary plant stem cells- Caffeine Free Coffee Stem Cell Extract, Plantago Stem Cell Extract, Bionymph Stem Cell Extract, Raspberry Stem Cell Extract, and Daphne Stem Cell Extract – that lift, rebuild, re-plump, reshape and de-age. Notable results from using Bio Lifting Cream + are a 25% decrease the appearance of fine lines and 15% restoration of skin tone in one month; and a 45% reduction in wrinkles in two months. Loss of of volume and skin sagging is minimized; skin tone is restored and fine lines are visibly reduced; and skin is weatherproofed 365 days a year.
Caffeine Free Coffee Stem Cell Extract provides a three-pronged approach that lifts, plumps and hydrates by boosting adipocyte formation and increasing internal water circulation in the skin. This stem cell also decreases skin roughness and makes skin more supple.
Plantago Stem Cell Extract increases the thickness of the epidermis by 15% and notably lightens pigmented age spots by 31% after two months.
Bionymph Peptide Stem Cell Extract fights the anti-aging process on all fronts. Boosts collagen I and III by 207% and 122% respectively. Protects DNA from free radical damage. Energizes the cell. The appearance of fine lines is decreased by 25% in one month.
Matrixyl™ 3000 Tripeptide, recently named one of the strongest wrinkle fighters, is a unique blend of peptides that activates the production of collagen I by 258% and hyaluronic acid by 179%. Skin tone restored by 15% and wrinkles reduced by 45% in two months.
Anti-Wrinkle Hexapeptide exists in double the concentration in Bio Lifting Cream +. Reduces the depth of expression wrinkles up to 32% in one month.
Raspberry Stem Cell Extract is a major anti-oxidant that fights inflammation and inflamm-aging. Shields skin from premature skin aging by reducing the inflammatory response, preventing oxidative damage and enhancing cellular longevity and boosting collagen I and III production. Delivers an immediate soothing effect and long-term protective activity.
Daphne Stem Cell extract, Winter Daphne, a plant that is known for its ability to thrive in freezing alpine climates, protects dry skin in harsh winters. Shields skin from damage caused by harsh environmental factors such as wind and freezing temperatures. Increases sebum production and helps repair cutaneous micro-lesions that result from dry, weak skin due to cold. Skin hydration increased up to 65% in one month.
Imperata Cylindrica Extract, known for its ability to thrive in arid climates, helps skin to store and retain moisture efficiently – even in the driest weather. Moisturizes the upper layers of the skin maintaining more than 50% hydration continuously over 6 hours and for up to 24 hours.
Healthy looking skin is at the top of every woman’s wishlist. The best way to achieve this is to develop a good skincare routine, it has to be consistent (the biggest problem for most people). If you haven’t already tried our cult all-in-one beauty fix P50 1970 this is the time to do so! At RESCUE we believe in products that work to keep your skin moist, hydrated, and youthful. We offer a full range of active formulas such as: AVST, RETINOL, Intensive Antioxidant Gel, Vitamin C, as well as Hyaluronic Acid, Peptides, Oxygenation, Amino Acids, etc. All of these potent formulas are great collagen boosters that also provide cellular repair. A winter standout product is still Regenera II. I always say it is the richest cream on earth! Provides instant hydration and prevents moisture loss.
Makeup as skincare. Chantecaille and By Terry are of the very few makeup companies that approach cosmetics as skincare. At RESCUE we like to hear “your skin looks great” rather than “your makeup looks great”. We offer BB & CC creams and tinted moisturizers & foundations that won’t reak havoc on your skin. Schedule a makeup master class with one of our makeup artists to learn how to perfect your look.
Hydrate. Drink water often it’s amazing what it does for your skin and your entire body, keeping it moist and supple.
Breathe. Oxygen is crucial for your well-being. Conscious deep breathing just for a few minutes relieves stress, rejuvenates your skin, re-energizes your body.
Exercise. Find activity that suits you and your lifestyle. Try yoga, pilates, strength training, go for a walk, run, or bike. The benefits are amazing. Releases “feel good” hormones, increases blood flow, and reduces stress.
4. Eat sensibly. Focus on fresh complex foods containing proteins, vitamins, vital nutrients, healthy fats (avocado, olive oil) these are the building blocks of skin tissue.
Get enough sleep. When well rested everything is better: mood, skin, energy.
Have a hobby & passion. Doing things we love slows down the aging process.
Beware of sun damage. Staying out of the sun is the most valuable beauty lesson. Always protect yourself with sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, find shade, use skincare containing active ingredients and antioxidants for extra protection.
RESCUE’s anti-aging mantra. “Everything in moderation”. From how much you eat. How often you exercise. How many laser treatments, facials, injectables, plastic surgery, etc. that you receive. Simplify.
Smile often! Self confidence and self esteem are at the top of the beauty list.