Say goodbye to dry, flaky skin. Though Winter may bring a lot of sparkle and magic, it also has a less glamorous side that affects our skin. The freezing outdoor temperatures and drop in humidity call for us to reassess our routines and swap out our solutions. The goal is to keep a hydrated, glowing complexion even if the weather isn’t on our side. Don’t worry, we won’t leave you hanging. Read on for our recommendations!
Face the Frost
Cleansing is a step in your routine that should never be skipped. When it’s time to wash the day's impurities away, grab U Beauty The Mantle Skin Conditioning Wash which does the work of a double cleanse and removes makeup in one single step. It emulsifies into a cleansing milk that restores skin’s acid mantle and optimizes pH levels without stripping your skin.
You may find that your skin feels great with a serum boost, and that is when Lancer Skincare Ultra Hydrating Serum comes into play. This is great for all skin types to combat dehydration, aging and skin discomfort. It locks in natural moisture and rejuvenates skin from below the surface layers.
Many of us might prefer a richer moisturizer in the winter months, making La Prairie Pure Gold Radiance Cream a great option. It returns glow to the skin, evens its texture and comforts and deeply hydrates.
Adding in a mask treatment once a week would give additional support to keep you radiating through the season. RéVive Masque De Brilliance Multi-Acid Mask is a triple acid peel that reveals brighter, smoother skin. It dramatically improves texture and radiance without the irritation. Don’t forget to follow with a rich moisturizer to seal it all in.
Finally, never skip out on SPF in the Winter. UV rays always have and always will be harmful to the skin, even on cold and cloudy days. Keep Chantecaille Ultra Sun Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 45 Primer handy in your purse for fast and easy application throughout the day.
Chilly Body Blues
Your body can experience dryness and flakiness during this season. To minimize this as much as possible, you should keep Augustinus Bader The Body Lotion by your bedside and apply nightly before you cozy up in your warm comforter. On the contrary, if you’re hitting the town in a glamorous dress or skirt, a wonderful item to have is Creed Aventus for Her Body Lotion. This will keep you moisturized AND smelling luxuriously delightful all night long.
If you are looking to buff away dead skin cells and rough patches, we recommend MUTHA The Nudist Body Scrub. It supports the skin barrier, while promoting moisture production to reveal soft, glowing skin.
At the end of the day, take some extra time for self-care and soak in a warm relaxing bath filled with oils to keep you hydrated and soothed. A good one to opt for is Susanne Kaufmann Bath for the Senses that consists of patchouli and lavender to pamper the skin and the senses.
Hydrated Hands for Days
You may opt to use hot water to wash your hands while it's chilly out, but make sure to lower it to lukewarm (NOT piping hot) so you’re less prone to damaging your skin. Awash your senses and cleanse the skin using Molton Brown Coastal Cypress & Sea Fennel Hand Wash.
Follow up with Oribe Cote D'Azur Nourishing Hand Creme which consists of a blend of oils and shea butter that hydrates and repairs while smelling incredible, making it perfect for everyday use or as an overnight treatment.
Getting down to the nitty gritty, your cuticles and nails should get some TLC as well. Seams Silk Touch Cuticle Hand & Nail Oil will help seal cuticles and strengthen, nourish, protect and hydrate your nails. Remember, no one wants crusty cuticles.
Staying hydrated from head to toe is the key component when it comes to your Winter skincare routine. We hope you’re excited to try out our recommendations, as we are heartwarmed to keep you radiant and nourished all season long!
We hope we have given you all the tools you need to rock your holiday look. We wish you a wonderful holiday season, filled with lots of luxurious beauty!