Winter Skin Care
Adjusting your skin care routine with a layering regime is an effective approach to winter skin care. Layer on a serum under a richer night cream. This combination is fantastic for retaining moisture in the skin.
For Oily Skin
Switch to a creamy, hydrating cleanser that does not strip the skin of excess oil. Oily skin types should switch to a richer day cream with hyaluronic acid or glycerin in the winter. Choose a hydrating night time product that multitasks like those with peptides and antioxidants to help firm the skin.
For Normal Skin
Make sure to switch to a cleanser that nourishes and moisturizes, such as an oil-based formula. Suggest a moisturizer with petrolatum, dimethicone or glycerin. For night treatments, normal skin types should consider adding a retinol cream to help increase collagen production.
For Dry Skin
Choose a gentle moisturizing cleanser that can replace lipids and proteins lost during the cleansing process. Applying a moisturizer with lipids can help fortify the skin barrier. Night treatments should include a hyaluronic acid serum to absorb water and plump the skin.
For Aging Skin
Switch to a mild, non-abrasive cleanser that contains glycerin, ceramides or hyaluronic acid to hydrate the skin. Replace any age-defying serums with a thicker anti-aging lotion or cream. For added moisture, a product with hyaluronic acid, shea butter or peptides. Retinols can be drying during the winter, try using it every other day instead.
For All Skin Types
Watch your Lips: Prevent your lips from getting chapped or cracked and apply a natural lip balm whenever necessary. Beeswax for example will seal in moisture.
Wear SPF throughout the year. Yes! Even in winter. UVA rays are constantly present, and cause the skin to age. Wearing SPF on your face will help keep your skin looking radiant and healthy.
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