Four Steps to Great Skin in Utah

Living in a high-desert climate, sunny days and low humidity bring unique skin care challenges. While our skin provides its own moisture through built-in sebaceous glands, our climate, hormonal issues, diet and pollutants can throw your skin off balance. Rough, flaky or patchy is not ideal—our skin is the canvas, and when it lacks moisture, no amount of concealer or foundation can cover up the effects of dry skin. But we got you.

Keys to dewy skin perfection? Get serious and tender-loving with your daily skin care. Cleansers that get your skin to squeak like a newly washed window is not what we’re going for. With skin care, less is more. Avoid extremes in temperature, harsh ingredients or surfactants which strip the skin’s natural oils. Without the proper conditions, the skin can’t balance itself. Here are smooth-operator solutions to get your glow on.

1: Clean

Crude – Oil Cleanser + Makeup Remover + Moisturizer

skin careWhile the idea of using an “oil” to cleanse may throw you, this product is completely non-comedogenic, and unlike an ordinary soap-based cleanser, these oils naturally repair and maintain the skin’s barrier. Leaving the skin soft, not greasy. Grapefruit, ylang-ylang, and bergamot essential oils work together to reduce inflammation and restore balance.  1 oz. ($20),

2: Treat

ALKIMme serum 

skin careUnbelievably sheer and light, the ALKMme serum packs a big hydrating punch, featuring hyaluronic acid, your skin’s own natural humectant, along with vitamin B5 and skin-loving essential oils, rose damascene and sandalwood. Lightly tap into moist skin after cleansing to seal in moisture, even those delicate areas around the eyes, lending a refreshed glow. 30ml ($60),

3: Protect

Alastin – HydraTint Pro Mineral Sunscreen SPF 36

skin careGet your sun protection, moisture and natural coverage in one fell swoop. The big advantage of a tinted moisturizer is that you won’t have to worry about a foundation that settles into folds or creases, accentuating dryness. A bestseller, the spa staff says they can hardly keep it in stock. ($55) Available at: Spa Trouvé, 705 E. 900 South, SLC, 801-997-8199

4 . The Big Hydrating Gun

A medical-grade facial uses hydra-based vortex technology to deeply yet gently cleanse and exfoliate, suctioning out the gunk and removing dull surface skin cells while infusing the skin with brightening and restorative serums. Ideal for those with dry skin—prepare to be amazed by how smooth and soft your skin can feel again. HydraFacial ($149), Spa Trouvé, 705 E. 900 South, SLC, 801-997-8199

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Jen Hill
Jen Hill
Former Salt Lake Magazine Associate Editor Jen Hill is a SLC transplant from Bloomington, Ind. As a blogger and feature writer, Jen follows the pulse of the community with interests in urban agriculture, business, fitness & beauty and anything that allows her to get out of the office and into the mountains.

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