The temperatures are dropping here in Austin, and with the changing seasons can come some not-so-pretty changes in your skin. Clients come to us looking to fight dryness, dullness, flakiness, sensitivity, and other issues this time of year, and we totally understand! Texans' skin, including ours, thrives in hot days and balmy nights, so when winter comes, we're all looking for the perfect products and procedures to bring our skin back to its best self. We've got the solution to all of your cold weather skin woes, and lucky for you, we're going to spill, so read on!
Step #1 for flawless winter skin is to put your complexion in the hands of a professional! All of our facials are customized to your needs, based on skin type, issues, season, and so many more factors. Our Signature Seasonal Facial for November is the Corrective Pumpkin Apple Facial, a fabulously fall scented service that also packs a powerful punch with a super moisturizing mask, antioxidant packed serums, and a custom blended peel. As with any peel, but especially this time of year, we recommend a series of 4 for optimal, long-lasting results, and our current package special for this service can't be beat - give us a call or come in to the salon to find out more!
Step #2 is corrective skincare for the issues winter brings on that is also gentle enough to keep your skin balanced and calm post-treatment. Our top picks are:
Rhonda Allison Brightening Scrub - this jojoba bead scrub provides cutting-edge brightening power with deep cleansing capabilities. Enhanced with antibacterial and antioxidant support, this scrub gives skin a luminous glow, but is gentle enough for everyday use.
Rhonda Allison Growth Factor Serum - supports collagen and elastin activity and improves skin’s regenerative capabilities while balancing moisture content for even the driest skin, this silky serum is a must for post-peel skin.
Rhonda Allison Retinol Supreme - retinol increases cellular turnover to reveal fresh new skin, and this super-charged serum gives your skin maximum rejuvenation support - texture, fine lines, and overall appearance are all improved with this powerhouse product.
Step #3, especially for this time of year, is moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! And not with just any old product, as so many on the market are filled with icky things you do not ever want in or on your skin, and some just plain old aren't effective. Our recommendations?
Inventive Eco Organic Antioxidant Infusion Balm - also our product pick of the month, this beauty infuses skin with antioxidants and moisture with its fully organic combination of delightful nut butters, exotic ozonated oils, vitamins and herbal extracts. From the delicate eye area to the dryest elbows and knees, this multi-use product instantly nourishes and hydrates all types of skin.
Inventive Eco Organic Herbal Healing Emulsion - a calming, anti-inflammatory gel featuring aloe vera, MSM, arnica, and calendula, this emulsion gently heals the toughest skin issues, like excessive dry skin, rashes, even burns.
Inventive Eco Organic Hyaluronic Serum - hyaluronic acid, a natural humectant which can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water, constitutes 40 percent of this high-quality formula. This serum moisturizes, supports collagen and elastin activity and improves the skin’s regenerative capabilities, making skin firm and fresh.
All of these products and services are available at Blink, of course! In the end, though, only a professional can create a custom protocol to keep your skin looking and feeling its best all winter long. Book a service or stop by the salon to talk to one of our estheticians about what products will be best for you and create your personal skin system!