Skincare can be a challenge no matter where you live — people who live in dry climates have to worry about cracking, itchy skin, and people in humid climates have to worry about oily, shiny skin. It seems like it’s a lose-lose game no matter what. Anyone who has lived in Colorado for more than a few weeks will realize that taking care of their skin is an everyday task that requires several skincare products and a strict routine. So as the weather is getting warmer, the air is getting drier, and your skin is beginning to feel the strain — what does a girl do?

At Riverspointe Spa & Salon in Estes Park, Colorado, our specialists have learned a thing or two about the best skincare techniques for living in a dry climate. Whether you’re just visiting, or are a Colorado native, if you’re skin is dry, itchy, flaky, or tight, now is the time to visit our spa for a relaxing and soothing facial.

How to Have Soft, Hydrated, Luscious Skin in Colorado


One of the best things you can do when your skin is dry and dull is to exfoliate regularly. Exfoliating helps remove old, dead cells on your skin so that new, fresh cells can grow — leaving behind beautiful skin. But the trick with exfoliating is to use a high-quality product and to be wary of how often you use it. Exfoliating too often can make your pores look larger, scratch the skin, and leave it looking red. Use a product that has antioxidants three or four times a week.

Stay Hydrated

It’s not hard to spot skin that is dehydrated — using the word “dull” is an understatement. And there are two esthetician-approved ways to hydrate your skin.

  • Drink Plenty of Water: Our bodies crave water, especially in dry climates like Estes Park. Always carry around a reusable water bottle and eat juicy foods like watermelon, cucumbers, tomatoes, and cantaloupe.
  • Use a High-Quality Moisturizer: It can be tricky finding a good moisturizer that doesn’t leave your skin looking oily, so feel free to ask the team at Riverspointe Spa for a recommendation. And when you’ve found one or two you like, use it consistently in the morning and at night.

Use Sunscreen

Colorado is at a higher elevation, which means we’re closer to the sun. Other than helping the body take in vitamin D, the sun is our skin’s worst enemy. The sun can increase the rate that wrinkles and age spots develop and will definitely dry your skin out. As you’re looking for moisturizers, look for one with an added SPF, or just use sunscreen lotion before you head out for the day.

Get a Facial

Whether you want to nourish your skin after a long day in the sun, want an anti-aging treatment, or if you’re looking to try a facial peel, professional skincare products can do wonders for the health of your skin. Not to mention the hour or hour-and-a-half treatment provides an opportunity to relieve stress and get away from your hectic life.

Riverspointe Spa offers a slew of facial treatments for you to choose from, each with their own benefits and purposes. If your skin is feeling dry, dull, and lifeless, we want to help! Just because you live in Colorado’s dry climate, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy beautiful, luscious skin!

Call Our Estes Park Spa Today