When the Cool Winds Blow.
The winter months can be a difficult time for your skin. When the weather cools down, you can often immediately see and feel changes like dryness, itchiness, and irritation. The good news is there are some basic steps you can take to help your skin combat the cooler breezes as you get ready to face the winter months head-on.
Before beginning a new skincare regimen, it’s a good idea to exfoliate your skin to remove any dead surface cells, especially since the previous summer heat can leave your skin with damage like dark spots and uneven texture. Smoothing the skin’s surface not only improves its appearance and boosts radiance but also prepares your skin to absorb beneficial skincare ingredients. We suggest starting with a gentle exfoliator in the evening once or twice per week and a mild exfoliating cleanser for both morning and evening use. Try our micro-derm cleanser and vitamin c cleanser to help keep your skin’s surface smooth and bright. You’ll marvel at the way your skin looks and feels when summer rolls around again.
Hydration helps everything! Mind, body, and of course, your skin. It’s essential to remember that hydration is very different from moisture in skincare, as hydration is more about the amount of water in your skin. Once your skin becomes dehydrated or lacking adequate water content, you may feel tight, uncomfortable, and even itchy with a slightly dull appearance. This situation happens because the skin cannot produce enough water to hydrate itself, but instead, it tends to increase oil production to push moisture to the surface when needed. The result is a noticeable shiny or oily appearance while feeling uncomfortably dry. Several factors like alcohol consumption, certain medications, harsh cleansing ingredients, and even makeup can contribute to dehydrated skin. Still, it can be easy to get back on track. The goal is to keep your skin in balance with the right amount of oil and water to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. An exceptional ingredient to add to your skincare regimen is hyaluronic acid. HA holds up to a thousand times its weight in water and is a proven ingredient to help keep skin plump and hydrated. Try our hydrating repair serum twice daily after cleansing, followed by your favorite moisturizer. You’ll notice smoother, softer, plumper skin after only a few short days. Hyaluronic acid will quickly become your new favorite ingredient!
The skin’s natural barrier (surface) protection can decrease as you age, so it’s crucial to help keep it well-preserved during the winter months when you face cooler temperatures and gustier winds. Adding vital water to your skin is a priority for essential moisture, so carefully choose your day and evening moisturizer. After applying your hyaluronic acid serum to boost your skin’s water retention, reach for a moisturizer that helps protect and improve your skin’s barrier functions. Adding Ingredients like shea butter, glycerin, and aloe to your nighttime routine are all remarkably effective at strengthening your skin’s ability to protect itself from free radical damage and excessive dryness. Barrier protection helps slow the appearance of signs of aging, so moisture up before bedtime for the best possible anti-aging outcome and more (bright is another option) radiant mornings.
Consistency is Key
As the seasons change, so do your skin care needs, and as you age, your skin can require more specialized care and attention. Your regimen does not have to be complicated or time-consuming, only consistent. Creating and keeping a beauty routine for busy mornings should be quick and out-the-the-door easy. Use your favorite products; cleanser, serum, moisturizer, and eye cream but remember to apply sunscreen daily, even in the winter) and for nighttime after makeup removal, cleanser, serum, your barrier protecting moisturizer, and eye cream.
Consistency is the key to seeing the results you want no matter the season, so when the cooler winds begin to blow, give your skin the strength it needs to endure and glow.