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Winter Skincare

Any beauty guru will tell you that sticking to a routine is key when it comes to caring for your skin. But as the weather changes, your routine needs to change with it! Skincare has seasons too, and what works in the summer might not be what your skin needs in the winter months. And what does your skin need the most in the winter? Moisture! We’re here to help you perfect this new season of your skincare routine, with practical tips to keep your skin from drying out in the cold air. Because snowflakes are cute—but flaky skin? Not so much.

How to Keep Your Skin Moisturized This Winter

1. Just Moisturize!

Even if you have naturally oily skin, your simplest defense against drying cold weather is to just moisturize. But if you don’t want to use a thick product that might clog your pores, there are lighter alternatives. Rosehip Oil is a natural and lightweight oil that very effectively moisturizes the skin whilst minimizing the look of hyperpigmentation, which is a fantastic plus! And Hyaluronic Acid is another great way to add moisture back into dry skin without clogging the pores—it also tightens the skin, which is why it is found in many anti-aging solutions, including our Hydro Microdermabrasion + Peel.

2. Gentler Acne Treatments

If you have acne-prone skin, winter can be a struggle for balance. How do you moisturize without causing breakouts? Surprisingly, the answer might lie in how you treat your breakouts during the winter. Benzoyl Peroxide, the most common way to treat acne, is a very drying ingredient that can make winter skin miserable. Instead, try a gentler form of treatment like Salicylic Acid, which can have the same effect without overdrying the skin quite as much. And we’ve got treatments covered with our Acne Clarifying Facial Peel and our Salicylic/GlycolicPeel—designed to clear out congestion, calm down the skin, and fade the appearance of hyperpigmentation. There are also many natural ingredients that have been known to help in treating acne—Tea Tree Oil, Castor Oil, Witch Hazel, Green Tea, Apple Cider Vinegar, Honey. Yes, acne can be a nightmare, but overdrying your skin can actually make it worse, causing excess oil production and more breakouts. So, try gentler treatments to give your skin a break.

3. Don’t Forget Your Lips!

It’s easy to neglect your lips, especially since they spend a lot of time being covered up nowadays. But they’re important too, being one of the first places on the face to start to show age. Before going out into winter weather, be sure to moisturize your lips. And don’t forget to have a spare lip balm on hand, whether it’s in your purse or in your car. If you need extra moisture, try using a thick balm or even a lip mask before you go to sleep, that way you’ll wake up with healthier lips!

4. Protect Your Skin From the Elements

While wearing a mask, you’ve already got this one covered. But it’s important to keep your skin safe from abrasive weather in the winter, just like putting on sunscreen in the summer. If you plan to be outside in the cold for an extended length of time, have some means of facial coverage at the ready, be it a mask or even a scarf. Because those winter winds will dry out your skin quickly, and keeping it covered will go a long way in preserving all that moisture you’ve worked so hard to maintain!

5. Moisturize Before Makeup

If you have oily skin, you probably try everything in your power to minimize the oil on your face while wearing makeup. However, applying makeup to a dry face in the colder months can have frustrating results, more like dragon scales than glass skin. Without first applying moisturizer, you risk your makeup sticking to the dry patches of your face and pulling up flakes of dry skin! So, make moisturizing a must before you paint your face, giving your makeup a healthy surface to cling to and helping it to last longer in the colder weather. Or go one step further and give your skin a burst of moisture with our Paraffin Facial, designed to treat dry, patchy skin.

Beyond anything else, your skin needs moisture in the coldest months of winter. But the answer isn’t always to slather on the thickest moisturizing product you can find, and sometimes success lies in the less obvious details. Hopefully, these tips can help you curate the perfect winter skincare routine to keep your skin moisturized and happy all the way to spring.