Best Winter Skincare Tips



From combating windburn and dry skin to reviving chapped lips and a sallow complexion, Quinn has curated a list of ten expert tips to fight the worst winter skincare woes, along with associated treatment suggestions.


·         Sun and Wind Burn

Expert Tip: “Use chamomile tea to ease the discomfort of burned skin. The tannins offer anti-inflammatory properties that relieve and calm the sense of burn.” – César Sánchez, Spa Manager – Costa Rica Marriott Hotel San Jose

Treatment: Antioxidant Facial – Ingredients rich with antioxidants hydrate burned skin, combat premature aging and provide a healthy glow.

·         Dry Scalp

Expert Tip:  “Massage your scalp to enhance circulation and help produce natural oils for a healthy, happy scalp and silky soft hair.” – Gabie Holloway, director of SoSPA at Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

Treatment: Pure Tranquility Head and Scalp Treatment – A localized acupressure massage nourishes hair, while also alleviating headaches.

·         Increased Skin Sensitivity

Expert Tip: “Avoid taking hot showers and overusing scrub brushes while showering in the winter months.” – Daniela Braswell, lead esthetician at Spa al Mare at The Reach in Key West

Treatment: Oxygen Facial from Luzern – Infused with oxygen, peptides, stem-cells and active BioSuisse botanicals, this facial improves skin barrier function.

·         Chapped Lips

Expert Tip: “Apply a lip hydrator with healthy, skin-loving ingredients early and often to prevent cracking and soreness.”  — Meagan Bowers and Kelly Scott, lead estheticians at Well & Being at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Treatment: Lip Enhancement – Organic green coffee bean grounds and cane sugar exfoliate and plump lips, while soothing aloe and primrose lip crème aids hydration and elasticity.

·         Dull, Lifeless Skin

Expert Tip: “Apply replenishing oil before moisturizing during a nighttime skin regime – these two products work together to restore and maintain skin’s moisture.” –Monica Coutinho, Spa Manager at Spa del Rey at The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey

Treatment: Hydrafacial – LED light therapy softens the appearance of large pores, repairs the skin surface and improves texture and tone.


·         Sallow Complexion

Expert Tip: “For a healthy winter glow, scrub your body in circular movements, then apply coco oil to promote the removal of dead cells and brighten a dull complexion.” – Nicole Courrau, Spa Manager at Sibö Rainforest, Spa & Retreat – Los Sueños Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort

Treatment: Well-Being Body Massage – Removes dead skin, oxygenates outer layers of tissue and stimulates the lymphatic system.

·         Dry Skin

Expert Tip: “An easy, natural way to keep skin from drying out is to drink plenty of water daily, and be consistent with moisturizer.” – Lindsey Neeley, Assistant Spa Director at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando Spa

Treatment: Illuminating Mineral Facial – Mineral-enriched products from the healing waters of Budapest are massaged into the face, rehydrating dry skin.

·         Red Nose & Cheeks

Expert Tip: “Products with oats, aloe and essential oils soothe the skin, while antioxidant-rich seed oils and probiotics support the body’s immune response to inflammation.” – Barbara Close, founder of Naturopathica Chelsea, Healing Arts Center & Spa

Treatment: Soothe & Restore Facial – Soothing oats, calendula and an aloe replenishing gel mask immediately fight redness and calm inflammation.

·         Tired and Aged Appearance

Expert Tip: “Layer up! After washing your face, apply a serum to refresh, followed by a rich cream to hydrate and revitalize overnight.” – Alina Cimpoeru, lead esthetician at Guerlain Spa in the Towers of the Waldorf Astoria New York

Treatment: Beauty Lift Facial – targets and contours facial muscles to improve the appearance of wrinkles, enhance tone and increase blood flow.

·         Cracked Hands

Expert Tip: “Massage hands with aromatherapy oils, such as lavender, to soothe cracked skin.” – Sheila Bracewell, Director of Spa & Fitness at Hilton Orlando’s eforea spa

Treatment: Paraffin Hand Treatment – Increase blood flow and decrease pain with a hand massage that infuses oils into skin for deep, long-lasting moisture.