Playing in the snow is fun, but we all know Midwest winters can wreck havoc on the skin. Since it’s important to prepare and protect pores from dry skin, we sat down with Jean Kolb, Director of Kohler Waters Spa at The American Club Resort in Kohler, Wisconsin, to get some insight on how to keep our skin looking flawless.
Recognized with a Five-Star Award by Forbes Travel, one of only 48 in the world, it is centered on the therapeutic benefits of water. From their individual treatment rooms for therapeutic water services, a relaxation pool with a cascading, eight-foot wall of water, hot and cold dip pools, steam rooms and saunas are some of the amenities.
While a few people are genetically blessed with gorgeous skin, for most of us, having great skin takes a little bit of work. Check out her tips below:
- Moisturize 24/7
To avoid a bevy of skin issues, Kolb emphasizes how important a daily moisturizer is to a skin regimen. “Moisturizers reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, keep breakouts at bay and improve the overall glow and balance of your complexion,” she says, adding that it’s key to choose the right moisturizer for one’s skin type. Signature facials at The Kohler Waters Spa include a complimentary skin analysis, as well as recommendations for the best products for dry, oily, combination and other skin types.
One recommendation Kolb makes for all skin types is their locally sourced Hollyhock Moisturizer. “It’s one of our most popular items on our Spa retail menu and ingenious to our area.” For best results, she suggests using it each morning to help improve skin tone and texture.
- Don’t Put Away Your Sunscreen
Just because it’s freezing outside and we wear numerous of winter layers to keep us warm does not mean that is an excuse to keep our face, necks, and hands not protected from the harmful rays of the sun. Even though the days are shorter and the nights are longer during the winter, the snow and ice reflect the UV rays. As the temperature
At any age, Kolb also states the importance of using products that encourage skin regeneration, which includes skin growth factors, such as Sun Protection Factor aka SPF. She calls it, “a miracle worker,” especially since it can be used year-round and using a SPF 30 or more.
- Exfoliate and Hydrate
Thanks to winter’s dry air, Kolb recommends not taking hot showers and using a exfoliating scrub or cleanser in place of or after your regular cleanser few times a week to remove dead skin cells and reducing blemishes and acne for a healthy glow.
“Truly great skin starts from the inside out. Eat a diet rich in vitamins and antioxidants and stay hydrated by drinking lots of water. Wellness is defined by you. Use products that feel comfortable to you!”