Flaky and dry skin can be a persistent issue, especially when facing Calgary's harsh winter conditions. Even your eyebrows are not exempt! At Lavoom Salon in Calgary, we understand the unique challenge of caring for your skin amidst dry winters while maintaining flawless brows. Managing dry skin around your eyebrows in these tough conditions requires targeted hydration and gentle styling techniques to prevent further irritation. Whether it's seasonal dryness, medication side effects, or conditions like psoriasis or eczema, we've got you covered. Let's explore effective ways to care for and manage dry skin in and around your eyebrows during Calgary's challenging winter climate. 🤔 Keep reading!
Understanding Dry Skin Around Eyebrows in Calgary's Winter
Calgary's harsh winter conditions can exacerbate dry skin issues, leading to flaky eyebrows. The combination of cold temperatures and dry air poses a unique challenge. Here are some common causes:
Dry Skin Around Eyebrows
The cold temperatures and dry air in Calgary can contribute to flaky skin in your eyebrows. Combat this by doubling down on moisturization, especially during the winter months. ❄️
Calgary's winter can intensify eczema-related dry, inflamed skin around or in your eyebrow area. Addressing this condition becomes even more crucial during the colder months.
Contact Dermatitis on Eyebrows
Skin reactions and itchiness caused by contact dermatitis can intensify in Calgary's winter. Perform patch tests to identify potential allergens exacerbated by the harsh weather.
Psoriasis in Eyebrows
The cold and dry conditions can trigger psoriasis, causing itchy and patchy skin in the eyebrow area. Psoriasis is known to be more challenging during the winter months.
Tips for Managing Dry Skin in Eyebrows
Follow our seven tips to care for dry and irritated skin around your brows:
Moisturize—Use a gentle, fragrance-free moisturizer on your eyebrows and the skin around your brows. Look for products containing ingredients like hyaluronic acid or glycerin, which hydrate the skin. 🧴
Patch test beauty products—Choose eyebrow products (pencils, gels, powders) made for sensitive skin. Avoid products with harsh chemicals, fragrances and alcohol, as they can further irritate the skin. If you’re looking to color and fill in your brows, then you’ll want to try an eyebrow tint. Beauty products can gather germs after days of use that may further irritate your skin. With an eyebrow tint, your brows will be colored for up to four weeks. TIP: If you’re concerned about a reaction, ask your artist to perform a patch test before applying your tint to make sure there isn’t a reaction.
Gently cleanse—Use a mild, fragrance-free cleanser to wash your face and eyebrows. If you're in search of recommendations, feel free to ask our skilled brow artists for personalized advice on the ideal cleanser for your unique needs.
Create an exfoliation routine—If you have flaky skin, consider a gentle exfoliation routine. Use a soft brush or a mild exfoliating product to remove dead skin cells. This will help to unclog pores and increase blood circulation. (Don’t exfoliate too frequently and risk drying out your skin more and remember to moisturize after exfoliating to restore your skin.)
Avoid over-plucking—If you have a dry skin condition, over-plucking can worsen the area. Stick to a natural shape and avoid excessive tweezing. To ensure you don’t over-pluck but still have the brow look you want, we suggest eyebrow threading services. With eyebrow threading you can get your brows cleaned up and beautifully shaped, without having to pluck them yourself, and the results will last up to four weeks!
Consult a dermatologist—If your dry skin is severe or if you’re unsure about which products to use, consult your dermatologist. They can give you the personalized advice you need based on your skin condition.
Prioritize Hydration: It sounds like a no-brainer, but drink plenty of water! This will help you maintain overall skin hydration which could make you less prone to dryness and flakiness.
The single best way to manage dry skin in eyebrows—besides tossing an allergy-causing beauty product—is with a cleaning and moisturizing routine to manage inflammation and irritation.
Once you’ve discovered products and a routine that calms your skin and doesn’t cause additional redness or irritation, be sure to stick to the plan so the irritation and dryness don’t return.
Remember, everyone’s skin is different. It might take you some trial and error to find the products and routines that work best for you. But please, always be gentle with your skin and prioritize products that are designed for sensitive skin.
At Lavoom Salon, Beautiful Brows & Sensitive Skincare Care Go Together
At Lavoom Salon, we believe in beautiful brows and sensitive skincare going hand in hand. Our brow services, including tinting and threading, provide safe and gentle options to keep your brows stunning, minimize daily maintenance, and avoid irritating products.
By incorporating a proactive skincare routine and utilizing our specialized services, you can bid farewell to flakes, itchiness, and irritation. It's absolutely possible! Remember, everyone's skin is unique, so finding the right products and routines may take some trial and error. Be gentle with your skin, prioritize sensitive skincare, and enjoy the results at Lavoom Salon in Calgary.