Even though we all dread this season up here in the colder region of the country, we’ve been through those cold, bone-chilling, windy, rainy and snowy days where our mood can go from feeling like a hero to zero.
It can also take a toll on our complexions by the time the sun sets at 5pm. Ugh!
The bad news is that the cold weather can cause our skin to become dry, flaky, red and often inflamed as a result of the exposure to the elements.
However the good news is that there is always something we can do to help fight this and still keep our complexions plump, dewy, happy and healthy through these frigid winter months.
So keep scrolling to find out some of our tried-and-tested skincare tips that will help keep your skin from freaking out and still get you that glow.
Tips To Winterize Your Skin
Use a Gentle Cleanser
By using a gentle cleanser you will not only prevent your skin from being stripped of the natural oils that help protect the barrier, but will also hydrate it, as the cleanser will leave it looking and feeling clean, fresh and healthy.
We Recommend: Exquisite's Soothing Cleansing Gel
Re-Balance Your Skin
Reach for an alcohol-free toner since it will be more gentle on your skin allowing the surface of it to heal, while balancing the pH levels of your skin.
Balancing the pH levels helps decrease the likelihood of skin irritation, and with our recommended toner that contains a formula of prebiotics, you get the added benefit of the probiotics reducing dryness, redness and strengthening the barrier as well.
We Recommend: Water Shock Purifying Toner
Use A Probiotic Serum
A probiotic serum will help to balance the moisture levels and the micro-flora aka the healthy microbes. A balanced micro-flora may help reduce the size of your pores, eczema, acne, dry skin, and even wrinkles caused by sun-damage.
They also tone down inflammation and improve your skin’s hydration and moisture barrier.
We Recommend: Age Intelligence Essential Serum
Try An Über-thick Moisturizer
If you've reached the cracked, scaly phase of dry skin this cold season, then a thin lotion-type moisturizer just won't cut it.
So it’s the prefect time to try a nutrient dense moisturizer that is über-thick but doesn’t feel greasy, to help repair and restore the barrier and properly soothe your skin.
We Recommend: Smart Cream Rich for the AM, Eclat Extraordinaire for the PM
Take A Break From Retinols
You don’t have go cold turkey (nor should you eat cold turkey this Christmas), but if your skin is already on the dry side then retinoids will only increase dryness and irritation, especially if they're not used correctly.
However it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t throw your retinol products away, just put them aside until the cold weather subsides and focus on winter-proofing your skin for that super-glowy complexion.
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