If you’re like me, the dry winter weather has left your skin looking dry and dull. In order to combat this issue and achieve beautiful glowing skin for my upcoming nuptials, I consulted with a professional. Kristen Holder, an aesthetician at Modern Salon and Spa Birkdale, educated me on a couple of ingredients that we should be looking for in cold-weather skincare products. She suggests finding products that contain hyaluronic acid and macadamia oil to help keep our skin healthy and hydrated throughout the dry winter season.

Hyaluronic Acid and Macadamia Oil: Hydrating Skincare Ingredients

Hyaluronic acid is a key component in maintaining our skin’s moisture. In fact, it is a naturally occurring molecule that our bodies produce to help our cells retain water. During winter, the harsh weather can cause cracks in our skin that allow water to escape. Applying a hyaluronic acid serum daily gives our skin the extra boost of hydration it needs, leaving it looking plump and dewy throughout the day. A product that Holder recommends is the Kripa Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum. 

Macadamia oil is like a superfood for your skin, containing a rare antioxidant that hydrates and can reduce environmental skin damage. It also consists of vitamin E and fatty acids, which not only help moisturize your skin but also have anti-inflammatory properties and can diminish and prevent the appearance of aging. Holder recommends the Nelly Devuyst Dry Skin Cream found at Modern Salon and Spa. 


Lifestyle Tips for Hydrated Skin

While consulting with Holder, she stressed the importance of staying hydrated by drinking your recommended daily water intake, keeping a consistent skincare routine, and scheduling a facial every 4 to 6 weeks to keep skin hydrated, healthy, and vibrant. Holder suggests a hydrating facial, Keratolyse Peel, or Microdermabrasion. The hydrating facial speaks for itself, but Keratolyse Peels and Microdermabrasion can also be beneficial in treating dry skin. Both facials help remove dead skin cells from the top layer of your skin and are followed by a customized skincare treatment. By exfoliating the skin first, the skin is able to more easily absorb the products and better reap the benefits of the facial.




Morgan Pink is a Team Leader and Marketing Assistant at Modern Salon and Spa. She loves working in the beauty industry because promoting self-care and empowering women to feel their best are two of her passions. Morgan is a Huntersville resident, avid reader, animal lover, and coffee and wine enthusiast. 

For more information on how to have healthier skin or to book a facial, contact Kristen Holder at Modern Salon and Spa, conveniently located in Birkdale Village at 16710 Birkdale Commons Parkway, Huntersville, NC 28078.





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