How to Care for Your Skin in High Altitude Climates

If, like us, you live at a high altitude, you have probably noticed the negative toll it takes on your skin. But at Skin Cleaners in Westminster, Colorado, we found a solution. We have learned to accommodate our nickname, “The Mile High City,” and simply incorporate products into our daily routine that ensure our skin is never dried out or flaky.  If you’re interested in hearing more about our specific recommendations, make sure to read on!

Essential Products

Hyaluronic acid is used for a variety of reasons because it is a naturally occurring substance in the body and therefore has little, if any, negative side effects. More specifically, it can treat arthritis, burns, or skin-related issues— such as those one might experience at high altitudes. For these reasons, we highly recommend receiving a hyaluronic filler that not only supports your facial structure but also softens the effects of aging.

Coupling this treatment with Iluma’s Intense Brightening Créme with Vectorize-Technology will ensure you are no longer the victim of premature age spots or hyperpigmentation that can occur in climates with less oxygen available.

Skincare products containing Vitamin C can also be a valuable addition to your regimen, as it is widely known to support the production of healthy collagen, a substance found in connective tissue that is great at filling wrinkles.

Stay Hydrated

After choosing the products for a regular skincare routine, ensure that you are always hydrated. Drinking the proper amount of water for your body will aid in digestion, circulation, and skin health by ridding your body of toxins and producing that desired radiant complexion. It is important to realize though that ingested water will be delivered to other organs before the skin, so you should also supplement your daily glasses of water with a moisturizer and other hydrating products.

For example, the hyaluronic acid mentioned above holds 1,000 times its own weight in water, and when applied, will allow your skin to retain more moisture and prevent unwanted dryness.

Other Helpful Tips

  •      Apply your skincare products immediately after you have showered. The heat and steam will have opened your pores, leaving them more able to benefit from your moisturizer, toner, or cream.
  •      Always wear sunscreen. Just because it’s snowing outside doesn’t mean that the sun’s ultraviolet rays can’t damage your skin. Sunburn is still possible in the winter months! You can also throw on a cute knit hat to further prevent sun damage.
  •      Exfoliate at least two-three times per week to prevent the accumulation of dead skin cells— something that could block your pores and lead to acne.
  •      Generously moisturize. We cannot stress this point enough considering high altitudes almost always lead to dry and flaky skin.

Armed with a few new secrets to living at high altitudes, we hope that your skin stays healthy and glowing for the coming months. If you have discovered other promising products and methods to prevent dryness, especially in Colorado, be sure to let us know.