Here are our top 5 tips for transitioning to cold weather skincare:
1. Stay Hydrated
Adding a serum to your routine helps by working into the deepest layers of your skin and repairing them. Think of it like a building block or a foundation for yourmoisturizer, which focuses on the top layers of your skin.
This will restore moisture and protect the skin on every level, so you can expect a clear, comfortable complexion. Another must-have that we like to keep handy is a bottle oftoner that you can use as a pick-me-up when you need it.
This is especially important when Halloween rolls around. Heavy costume makeup doesn’t allow your skin to breathe, more so than other makeup products, as it’s loaded with synthetic colors, scents, waxes and dyes. Using a gentle makeup remover andcleanser will help alleviate your skin from the damage synthetics cause. Your skin (and pillowcase) will thank you.
At night, treat yourself to a spa-like experience. Take an extra 15 minutes and apply amask. While you may be busy with the hustle and bustle of the season, try to maintain enough sleep. You’ll see the difference right away, as blemishes subside, skin texture smooths out and your complexion appears brighter.
The air outside doesn't contain much moisture in the colder months, so this leaves you with little humidity to keep your skin moisturized. What’s the fix?Pre-cleanse with an oil-based cleanser to absorb the dirt settled deep into your pores, and in the morning, follow that up with acream cleanser to remove anything sitting on top of your skin.
After cleansing, be sure totone in order to restore balance and lock in those benefits with thedeep hydration your skin needs to protect against the elements. Without care and attention, skin can develop micro-cracks on the surface, which can cause an uncomfortable, inflammatory response. These micro-cracks make your skin more susceptible to flare-ups of psoriasis and even eczema.
A note to those with facial hair: facial follicles can also be susceptible to drying out. Using a nourishingbeard oil twice daily will help keep your facial hair soft and comfortable.