As winter sets in, the colder weather can wreak havoc on skin. When the winter winds blow, here’s what you can do to keep skin moist and supple.
That’s why it’s important to understand the importance of adjusting your skin care routine accordingly. But with so many products to choose from, the thought of finding just the right combination can be daunting.
We recommend a layering approach to winter skin care. Meaning, layer on a serum under a richer cream or oil. That combination is amazingly effective at keeping the skin feeling dewy and moisturized.
For Oily Skin
Switch to a creamy, hydrating cleanser that does not strip the skin of excess oil. Estheticians will typically recommend a lightweight gel cleanser for oily skin during the summer months, however, clients should switch to a richer formula in the winter. But don’t forget to use a hydrating night treatment. This can be a product that multitasks like those with peptides and antioxidants to help firm the skin.
For Normal Skin
Normal skin types may think they can get away with maintaining the same regimen the whole year, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Make sure to switch to a cleanser that nourishes and moisturizes, such as an oil-based formula. We Suggest C + C Cleansing Balm. For night treatments, you should consider adding a retinol serum to help increase collagen production.
For Dry Skin
A gentle moisturizing cleanser that can replace lipids and proteins lost during the cleansing process. We recommend an oil-based moisturizer that help fortify the skin barrier. Night treatments should include a hyaluronic acid serum to absorb water and plump the skin.
For Mature Skin
Switch these clients to a mild, non-abrasive cleanser that contains coconut oil or shea butter to hydrate the skin. Layer any anti-aging serums with a thicker anti-aging lotion or cream.
For added moisture, we recommend a product with hyaluronic acid, shea butter or peptides. We swear by retinol, but everyday use can be drying during the winter. Try using it every other day instead.
These simple recommendations can help you to get started on caring for your skin during the winter. Remember to monitor your skins’ changes and make adjustments accordingly.