Essential Skin-Savers to Prevent Irritation in Harsh Weather

January 11th, 2015

The brutal polar chill is with us for a while so we’ll need these essential skin-savers to prevent irritation while the harsh weather is upon us.  At the top spa in NYC there are trusted holistic remedies to relieve wind beaten faces and preserve youthful complexions in the process.  So when you come out of the cold you have the rosy appearance without the painful chapped inflammation or bone dryness as if you returned from tundra country.  What these leading spas understand is the truth behind the phrase: ‘an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.’  When you include ultra hydrating skincare in your daily regime it becomes a preventative as well as restorative care.  Applying these thoroughly nourishing and moisturizing emollients is the best way to boost the overall health and look of your skin.

Top Anti-imflammatory Ingredients for Winter

Avoiding chemical laden heavily perfumed face care is one reliable way to prevent irritation in the midst of bone-chilling temperatures. In shopping for the most effective anti-inflammatory skincare you’ll find that the leading products have the purest quality of naturally sourced  ingredients available on the market.  Knowing this makes it a bit easier to narrow down the choices of what will really deliver results.   An enriching daily serum or hydrating cream loaded with antioxidants creates an essential protective barrier against extremely cold climate.


Argan Oil has long been trusted for its deeply hydrating properties that have prevented irritation and fought off the signs of aging in one of the most inhospitable climates on the planet: the Saharan Desert.   For eons this painfully derived nutty oil has visibly enhanced the health and beauty of skin in an environment where dermal health would otherwise perish.   It’s plentiful lipids and antioxidants stave off dryness of skin conditions, such as eczema, and environmental assault while dramatically improving elasticity.

Neroli Oil has been used historically for its calming, antiseptic and age-reversing abilities, as well as it citrus fragrance.    It has always been a soothing elixir that maintains a youthful glow without a greasy sheen.  At one point it was the most coveted and expensive of all beauty products, because of its undeniable effectiveness: it perfectly balances oil production and moisture levels in the skin.

Olive Oil. Be generous when lathering on this traditional anti-inflammatory that has been to known to reduce skin irritation with speed.  A serum that includes a hefty dose of the oldest Mediterranean beauty tonic, will drench the dermal tissue with this lasting moisture that has the added benefit of inhibiting the early arrival of fine lines and wrinkles with regular use.

Now imagine having a single skincare product with all of these powerfully nourishing ingredients.  You have found the optimal face care to maintain ageless beauty free of irritation throughout the year.  That is exactly what celebrity facialist Joanna Vargas envisioned when she created her Rejuvenating Serum.


Deanna Lane has a BFA from Pratt Institute and a Masters degree in cultural anthropology from New Mexico State University–now writing health and wellness articles for Joanna Vargas Skincare Sanctuary in NYC.  Otherwise-trekking the national museum scene…