A Seasonal Skincare Guide for Your Telluride Adventure

A Seasonal Skincare Guide for Your Telluride Adventure

Telluride, Colorado, a picturesque gem nestled within the San Juan Mountains, offers visitors an unforgettable experience with its charming ski resort town atmosphere and a plethora of outdoor activities. However, each season brings unique challenges for your skin due to fluctuations in weather conditions and humidity levels. As you prepare for your trip, it's essential to understand how to adapt your skincare regimen to suit the specific needs of each season.

This seasonal skincare guide will discuss top expert tips and product recommendations to help you maintain healthy, radiant skin throughout your adventures in Telluride, no matter the time of year. We'll explore how to address common seasonal skin concerns, from the dry winter air to the strong summer sun. Additionally, we'll touch on how high-tech skin therapy treatments can further elevate your skincare routine and enhance the overall well-being of your skin.

Whether you're hitting the ski slopes during winter, hiking the area's beautiful trails in summer, or experiencing the majesty of fall foliage, this guide will provide you with invaluable insights on tailoring your skincare routine to suit your needs based on the specific challenges each season presents. With our expert advice, you'll feel confident and prepared to enjoy all that Telluride has to offer without worrying about your skin's health.

Winter: Combating Dryness and Dehydration

As the cold winter months arrive, the air in Telluride becomes even drier and colder, causing your skin to lose moisture rapidly. To combat these harsh conditions and the strongest UV rays of the year due to reflection off the snow, consider the following skincare adjustments:

  1. Switch to a creamier cleanser: Swap out your regular cleanser for a gentler, cream-based option. This will help cleanse your skin without over-drying or stripping it of its natural oils.

  1. Opt for a richer moisturizer or balm: A heavier moisturizing cream or balm containing hyaluronic acid, oils, and ceramides can help lock in the moisture your skin craves, restoring suppleness and protecting it from winter weather.

  1. Don't skip sunscreen: Although it may be tempting to forego SPF in the winter months, UV rays can damage your skin even in cold weather and are stronger because of the snow. Ensure that you're using sunscreen with at least SPF 30 and a physical block rather than chemical.

  1. Add a hydrating serum: For an extra hydration boost, incorporate a serum containing humectant ingredients and barrier-repairing ingredients like hyaluronic acid, stem cells, and growth factors or peptides into your routine, either before or mixed with your moisturizer.

Spring: Transitioning to a Lighter Routine if the weather allows. Sometimes, spring seems nonexistent in the Rockies. 

With the arrival of spring,  temperatures start to warm up, and the wind starts to blow. The following skincare changes can prepare your skin for the season:

  1. Choose a lighter moisturizer: Consider using a lotion-type moisturizer that absorbs quickly and provides hydration without feeling heavy on your skin.

  1. Incorporate antioxidants: This is a great time to add antioxidant-rich products to your regimen. Look for serums containing vitamin C, glutathione, growth factors, or green tea extract to protect your skin against environmental stressors that come with spring.

  1. Exfoliate gently: As your skin adjusts to the change in season, occasional gentle exfoliation with an enzyme scrub or gentle chemical exfoliant like mandelic or lactic acid, as well as retinol, can help clear away dead skin cells and brighten your complexion.

Summer: Prioritizing Sun Protection and Oil Control

Summer in Telluride can come with monsoons and bring us outdoors more when it’s sunny out, which will increase oil production. To keep your skin happy and healthy, implement the following steps in your routine:

  1. Never skip sunscreen: If you aren't already diligent about sunscreen, summer is the time to be. Reapply SPF 30 or higher sunscreen every two hours when outdoors. Be sure you're using zinc or titanium dioxide as your active ingredients in your sunscreen.  Chemical sunscreens are toxic and can lead to pigmentation issues.

  1. Opt for lighter products: Switch to lighter skincare products that won't clog your pores and contribute to excess oiliness.

  1. Soothe with Omega 6 or growth factors: Omega 6 essential fatty acids and/or growth factors can help soothe sun-exposed skin, providing relief from sunburn and promoting the healing process.

  1. Leave your Retin-A at home, or better yet, throw it away and let us set you up with a Retinaldehyde that will do everything you want your Retin-A to do but better. Retinaldehyde will turn on your collagen production, protect the barrier of the skin, and thicken your dermis.

  1. Consider a lighter cleanser: A gentle foaming cleanser can help remove excess oil without over-drying your skin.

Fall: Nourishing Your Skin as Temperatures Drop

As autumn sets in and temperatures begin to drop in Telluride, it's essential to adjust your skincare routine to provide extra nourishment for your skin:

  1. Reintroduce a cream-based cleanser: As the air becomes drier, switch back to a gentle, cream-based, or oil cleanser to maintain your skin's moisture balance.

  1. Upgrade to a thicker moisturizer: Opt for a slightly heavier moisturizer with nourishing ingredients like shea butter or jojoba oil to shield your skin from the brisk fall air.

  1. Incorporate a facial oil or balm: Adding a few drops of facial oil to your moisturizer is essential.  You can also apply it as a separate step or upgrade to a heavier balm which can help provide an extra layer of protection against fluctuating temperatures.

Elevating Your Seasonal Skincare with High-Tech Skin Therapy Treatments

In addition to adjusting your skincare routine for each season, consider supplementing it with high-tech skin therapy treatments tailored to your specific seasonal needs. Opt for treatments like:

  1. Hydrafacial: This is a multi-step treatment that cleanses, exfoliates, and infuses the skin with intensive serums. The treatment employs a unique, patented delivery system to extract and eliminate impurities, while simultaneously delivering hydrating skin solutions tailored to individual skin needs.

  1. Facial Infusion with Nanochanneling aims to improve the skin’s health and appearance at a cellular level. It combines the benefits of Nanochanneling and a customized serum infusion to promote collagen production, improve skin texture, reduce signs of aging, and address various skin conditions such as acne, pigmentation, and rosacea.

  1. Microneedling, on the other hand, is a procedure that uses small needles to prick the skin, triggering the body's wound-healing process and promoting collagen and elastin production. This treatment is highly effective in reducing the appearance of scars, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and large pores.


Each season brings unique challenges for your skin, but with proper planning and a tailored skincare routine, you can ensure that your skin remains healthy and radiant throughout your Telluride adventure. With our expert guidance, you'll be well-equipped to face the seasonal challenges that come with exploring the beauty of Telluride. 

Don't forget to visit us at Studio G Total Skin Wellness to elevate your skincare journey with personalized skin consultations and rejuvenating high-tech skin therapy treatments while in our breathtaking town.

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