For many people the chilly winter conditions not only produces rosy cheeks but also uncomfortable dry skin! The air is frigid and dry outside, and any kind of indoor heat leaves it even more parched. We’ve combined our best tips below to help you soothe your winter skin, restore moisture, and protect it from further damage.
Step up with your moisturizer
Is the moisturizer in your winter skin care routine cutting it? We recommend Arctic Berry Peptide Radiance Cream – great for all skin types and specially formulated to reduce the appearance of skin irritation and inflammation. In need of a heavy hitting moisture solution? The Rosehip & Lemongrass Repair Balm packs a serious punch, locking in moisture, repairing dry skin and reducing redness caused by dryness.
If you can’t take heavy textures on your face, consider a serum followed by a lighter-weight cream. Serums are the most potent part of any skincare ritual because they consist of small molecules that the top layer of skin can absorb. Apply first, so your face cream can then serve as a protective barrier to trap the serum molecules against your skin.
Protect Your Skin
Even though the sun may not be out as much, this is not time to be skipping out on your SPF! Winter sun – combined with snow glare – can still cause damage your skin. Be sure to apply a broad spectrum SPF to your face and hands daily. You can also try products like tinted moisturizers for a little more protection, moisture and coverage under your usual makeup.
Treat your battered skin with a Soothing Chamomile Tonique. Spritz on this toner after a masque or anytime on its own to relieve irritated winter skin. Also try the Rosehip & Lemongrass Soothing Hydrator, a soothing treatment that uses a Natural Repair Complex to fix dry skin, protecting it against environmental stressors and preventing further damage.
Be sure to Buff
Exfoliate regularly to clear away lagging cells so skin can soak up moisture more easily. A scrubby glove or sugar scrub in the shower will do the trick body-wise. On the face, an exfoliating scrub like the Pear & Poppy Seed Microderm Polisher is great to get rid of surface flakes or a gentle exfoliating cleaner like the Citrus Exfoliating Wash can be used daily.