Get Your Skin Ready For Winter
Although there is a certain allure to the winter season that brings about enchantment and luminescence, it’s also responsible for some less than desirable outcomes on our skin. Low humidity levels, prolonged exposure to indoor heaters, and frigid outdoor temperatures are all factors in this being the most difficult season of them all when it comes to caring for our complexion.
Do you suffer from dry, itchy skin during the winter? While our first thought is to layer on heavy-duty creams and oils, there’s much more we can do! By adapting our skincare routines and habits, we can soothe our skin and keep a healthy complexion even in the colder months. Take action now for comfortable winter skin that lasts all season long.
This winter, make sure you’re prepared to keep your skin looking its best with these pro tips
During the cold winter months, it might be alluring to turn up your shower temperature, however this can cause extreme dryness. Keeping the water at a lower heat is better for preserving skin health. Furthermore, never use hot or warm water when you cleanse your face since that could lead to redness or irritation – always opt for lukewarm/cold water instead! Don’t forget these tips even in summertime too.
As we all look forward to the comforting embrace of a hot bath during chilly weather, take it up a notch by adding nourishing oils such as almond, avocado or coconut. Make sure that you pamper and relax your complexion with 100% Pure Rose Water Face Mist, an incredibly reparative treatment for tired skin. If you have dry, irritated skin or suffer from eczema, consider adding a 100% Pure Matcha Oat Milk Nourishing Mask to your daily skincare regime. Oats are legendary for their anti-inflammatory and hydrating qualities due to its colloidal properties; perfect for those cold winter months! This mask could be the natural remedy needed for optimal comfort in your skin.
Dressing in warmer layers not only reduces the amount of moisture that reaches your skin, but when you rub up and down these garments, dryness is created – leading to potential flaky skin. To combat this issue, indulge in a body scrub session each week. Then finish off with either a nourishing body cream or coconut oil for extra hydration.
Exfoliation Is Key
To give your dry winter skin the best chance of success, opt for a targeted serum such as 100% Pure Rose Hyaluronic Acid Serum and finish with regular gentle exfoliation. To do this effectively, ESPA Refining Skin Polish and Dr. Loretta Gentle Hydrating Cleanser are perfect winter skincare treatments that will set up your skincare routine for long-term success.
If you’re looking for a more specific pick-me-up every couple of months, then Lancer Skincare Gentle Exfoliating Peel Pads is the perfect choice. This pro-level product will replenish, restore and energize your skin while improving its receptiveness to subsequent beauty treatments such as BIOEFFECT EGF Plumping and Firming Serum. By exfoliating away dead cells and surface impurities, it can help draw in all the good stuff from these products – leaving you with a clear complexion that looks healthier than ever before.
Caring for your skin is a vital process that often goes overlooked. If you have extra dry or sensitive skin, consider foregoing full-face washing and opt for an easier option like micellar water with a soft cloth to cleanse the face instead. For those without as delicate of skin, investing in nourishing cream cleansers such as 100% Pure Calendula Flower Cleansing Milk can really make all the difference when it comes to cleansing; their softer approach leaves you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
If your skin feels great with heavier textures, you may find that additional serum boosts are just what it needs. During the winter months many people prefer a thicker moisturizer to keep their complexion healthy. The 100% Pure Restorative Sea Culture Extra Riche Créme or SkinMedica Dermal Repair Cream could be perfect for those who experience dryness, sensitivity or irritation. For an extra boost of protection and hydration try adding in the AMELIORATE Restorative Facial Mask once a week – trust us when we say your skin will thank you.
Don’t Forget the Humidifier
Dry, heated air from indoor heating can be harsh and dehydrating for your skin – particularly if you use forced-air systems. A great way to combat this is by investing in a humidifier that’ll do wonders for both your skin’s barrier as well as any plants! For an extra hydration boost, leave it running at night too so you wake up with fresh and supple skin. And don’t forget the power of facial mists like 100% Pure Rose Water Face Mist and Medik8 H.E.O Balm – these offer instant moisture top-ups throughout the day.
And Remember SPF All Year Round
Never forget to protect your skin from the sun – even during cloudy or cold weather. UV rays remain at a dangerous level all year round, so take precautions and use an easy-to-add daily skincare product with SPF protection for best results. PCA SKIN Weightless Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 45 is perfect for combination or oily complexions as it won’t clog pores, plus contains antioxidants that nourish skin too. For those wanting something more than just pure protection but also gives subtle color enhancement, UNSUN Mineral Tinted Sunscreen fits the bill perfectly.
Blue Light Radiation
In today’s world, we are exposed to computer screens and TVs for extended periods of time, increasing our vulnerability to the intense blue light they emit. This disruptive light can wreak havoc on your skin balance; causing oxidative damage due to an excess of free radicals. Luckily, Laurel Skin Facial Serum: Antioxidant has a potent formula with plenty of antioxidants that will help protect you from these damaging effects.
Utilizing Vitamin C as protection against blue light and simultaneously improving your brightness? It’s a win-win! What more could you ask for to guard yourself from the long term effects of aging caused by blue light radiation?
Staying hydrated is still critical during the winter months, even if we feel less thirsty then. Start your mornings out with some warm water and lemon juice, as well as adding in zero-sugar flavored waters to reach that goal of 11 cups per day. Don’t let colder temperatures fool you into believing you don’t need proper hydration.