Winter Skin Care Tips from Guinot Paris

Guinot, a Parisian aesthetician training institute and skin care line, has been around for 40 years.  But it's new to me.  Recently, I experienced Guinot's heavenly signature Hydradermie treatment that uses galvanic currents via what look like mini massage rollers to penetrate active skin care ingredients and nourishing gels into the skin. After the facial, my skin was baby bottom smooth and looked refreshed and more youthful. 

Guinot Paris products and spa services are offered exclusively in the finest salons and spas throughout the country. Call (800) 523-1030 or click here to find a Guinot spa near you.

I was so impressed with my treatment and the Guinot products I tested (I love the one-step cleanser made with hyaluronic acid and natural essences), I asked Elizabeth Murchison, Director of Education for Guinot in New York City, to give Everything She Wants her winter skin care tips:

What are top 5 winter skin care tips?

1. Exfoliation of the face and body are extremely important during this time of year. Dehydration due to the elements, use of hot water, and heat in the workplace or at home increase loss of moisture, which increases the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and blotchiness. For even better results, apply a mask after exfoliation to increase radiance, improve the texture of the skin, and increase moisture retention.

2Apply a heavier protective cream to diminish wind burn and increase moisture retention.

3. Gently exfoliate the lips and eye area and afterwards immediately after a moisturizing mask to reduce moisture evaporation, flakiness, and to improve the appearance of the skin. Makeup will go on much smoother.

4. Protect the fragile skin on your neck with a nourishing, protective cream specifically made for that area. Many of us don’t realize how much our neck area is affected during this time of year (scarves, turtle necks, and cold air). Dehydration increases leading us to be more prone to wrinkles and fine lines.

5. Exfoliate and use a mask on your hands.  

What distinguishes Guinot from other skin care lines? 

Guinot incorporates science and nature to deliver treatment and homecare products that are result-oriented. Guinot has earned the ISO certification which states they comply with pharmaceutical standards during the manufacturing and production of their products. All European cosmetic companies will be required to have this by 2013, putting Guinot once again at the forefront of the skincare industry.  In addition, Guinot is not a retail line. We specialize in skin and we believe that the Guinot-trained aesthetician is the expert in analyzing and recommending treatments and homecare follow-up products.

How often should you get facials during the winter? 

Treatments should be once or twice a month depending on the skin type or skin condition of the client.

What are the benefits of microdermabrasion and the Galvanic method?

Microdermabrasion is an exfoliation performed to minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and give the skin an even appearance. Galvanic (our signature Hydradermie treatment) is deep cleansing, deep hydration, and the client's skin type and/or skin condition is treated based on the selection of products chosen during the treatment.

What else should we remember to do to take care of our skin during the winter/holiday season? 

Many people forget to use sunscreen during the winter. But eighty percent of the sun rays reflect from the snow versus twenty percent during the summer on the sand.