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How To Prepare For The Winter Bluesin Rockford, IL

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Beat The Winter Blues: 5 tips to help hydrate your skin in winter

It’s December - you’re stressed, it’s cold, and your skin could be suffering. The lack of warmth, sunlight, heat, and moisture - or “the winter blues” - are affecting you mentally and physically. Shorter days and the cold, silent nights of winter bring down your mood while bringing out dry, flaky, dull skin.

No wonder winter is considered the most depressing season of the year.

However, with a combination of lifestyle habits and a hydrating skincare routine, you can break the cycle and get rid of those winter blues.

Drink More Water: Liquivida IV Treatments

This might surprise you, but you need water to survive. Water makes up about 50%-70% of our bodies, and every part of our body needs water to properly function - including our skin. How much water you should drink depends. The U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine determined that an adequate daily fluid intake is:

  • About 15.5 cups (3.7 liters) of fluids a day for men
  • About 11.5 cups (2.7 liters) of fluids a day for women
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IV being administered to patient

Chances are you aren’t drinking enough water - luckily you can get an extra boost from a Liquivida IV Treatment! It’s basically scheduling a cocktail of hydration, complete with the vitamins and nutrients you need to get through the week. Liquivida IV vitamin drips are customized to reduce fatigue, improve wellness, and boost natural immunity. Since it’s an IV, all the benefits are absorbed quickly into your bloodstream making you fully hydrated inside and out!

Moisture, Moisture, Moisture

We hate the word “moist” too - but it’s important in the winter! Ideally, your winter skincare routine should be different from warmer seasons and should include heavier creams with natural oils. These products will help protect and nourish your skin. A thicker cream will also act as a barrier from the outside environmental factors to keep all the good things on your skin.

The Transform RX Moisture + is an intense moisturizing cream enriched with green tea to brighten and hydrate the skin. Instead of placing a barrier on top of your skin like other moisturizers, Moisture + has a unique blend of potent ingredients to compliment the skin’s natural chemistry to reinforce and strengthen its natural barrier.

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Moisture + pairs well with the Lipid + Collagen Repair Cream - a barrier repair cream that further strengthens the skin’s natural barrier and will protect against those harsh winter winds. Paired with Niacinamide to brighten discoloration, the Lipid + Collagen Repair Cream has anti-aging benefits as well! Use one in the morning and one at night for optimal results.

Mists Are A Must

If you need a midday boost, a hydrating mist can go a long way.

The Transform RX Toning Mist soothes and calms skin. It’s a mist, so you can spritz it on right before your 2:30 meeting. The micronutrients help enhance skin tone and neutralize impurities while powerful humectants provide gentle hydration.

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Your skin will see the benefits, and so will your mood. Just like the feeling of splashing cold water on your face (think any skincare commercial) - a mist can be a great pick-me-up for work, the airport, shopping, whatever!

Soothe With Serums

Serums are the skincare equivalent of the nightcap (no one says that, but we do!). Serums are a great way to repair your skin if you've been partaking in holiday drinking - think of it as a shot of wellness.

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Not all serums are created equal, so look for the ones that are meant for hydration. The Transform RX Copper + Peptide Hyaluronic Acid Serum is a lightweight formula that ( despite its title) is pretty simple.

  • Fractionated Hyaluronic Acid in various molecular forms ensures continuous and optimal hydration.
  • Powerful humectants (Sodium PCA and Glycerin) bind moisture and help maintain the skin barrier.
  • Palmitoyl Tripeptide-28 supports healthy collagen production improving the elasticity and firmness of skin.
  • Nourishing blend of antioxidants moisturize and help guard against free radical damage.
  • Zinc PCA and Copper PCA moisturize and condition skin to reduce excess oil.

With only a few ingredients, you’re getting hydration in the purest form. This serum is suitable for all skin types and ideal for sensitive skin. Use this serum every evening in the winter for the best results.

Try An Extra Boost

Extra moisture, extra layers, and beach vacations are all things we do in the winter. For your skin, you might find that it needs some extra TLC. Facials are a great vacation for your skin at any time, but especially in winter.

There are a lot of different facials to choose from, but we found one that encompasses all things hydrating: The HydraFacial.

Using a handheld Vortex-Fusion delivery system, the HydraFacial serum is applied onto the face where it works to exfoliate the skin and cleanse impurities while providing a hydrating hyaluronic acid to moisturize and replenish the dermis. It is a quick process, typically taking less than thirty minutes to be completed with no downtime required.

Before you schedule your session, make sure you consult our Medspa provider first, as this procedure could cause photosensitivity.

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Hydration might take some extra effort in winter, but it’s worth it! You’ll feel and look better, no filter required! You can find all these products and schedule your appointments at transformrxshop.com

  • Transform RX Moisture +
  • Lipid + Collagen Repair Cream
  • Transform RX Toning Mist
  • Transform RX Copper + Peptide Hyaluronic Acid Serum
  • HydraFacial

You are invited to book a treatment at Pryor Health where we offer a full range of Surgical, Medspa and Wellness services to take years off of your appearance. We are known for our results and care of our patients.

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