Transition Your Skin Care for Winter
Winter is here and just as your wardrobe has changed, your skin care routine will need to also change. Transitioning your skin care from a fairly simple and relaxed warm climate routine to a hydrating regimen for cool, dry weather will keep your skin glowing all year long. I have gathered some of my favorite skin care products to make the transition easy.
These drug-store cleansers are dermatologist recommended. I’ve been using them for years and I love saving money on cleansers and spending on pricey serums and moisturizers that stay on your skin. I use CeraVe Foaming Wash as a daily cleanser. It helps repair the skin barrier function with hydraulic acid and ceramides. For acne prone skin, the cult favorite is Neutrogena for Acne Prone Skin. It cleanses with salicylic acid while also reducing redness.
To maintain a clear, soft complexion, it’s important to exfoliate once or twice a week. More is not better here, you might irritate your skin. Choose a product with round granules, so you do not cause micro-tears in your skin. An option I love is Lancer The Method Polish. I was skeptical at first, because of the cost, but this product leaves your skin smoother than any other granular exfoliator I’ve tried. Exfoliators are a great option to use in the shower. Another option I like is exfoliating pads, which are a perfect choice for when you wash your face in the sink. Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Daily Peel, are single-use power packets. The pads will help cellular turnover, reduce the appearance of pores and brighten your skin. Both of these exfoliators will make your skin glow.
Toners often get overlooked in skin care because of time constraints. The fact is though that your skin needs water to be at it’s best. Wipe an alcohol-free toner over your skin after cleaning then immediately apply serum and moisturizer while your skin is damp, to seal in the hydration. Erno Laszlo Hydraphel Skin Supplement is an ideal choice.
Serums are my favorite skincare product! I have been using clinical grade SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF for years. This is my hero product for targeting hyperpigmentation and preventing damage from the sun, as it acts as a sunscreen also! There is science behind SkinCeuticals products! Another favorite is PCA Skin Rejuvenating Serum. This serum dissolves into your skin and will minimize signs of aging by restoring your skin’s strength with a potent epidermal growth factor.
During the winter you have dry, heated indoor air or dry, cold outdoor air. You will need alot of moisture for your skin to combat that. I started adding a few drops of an oil such as La Mar Renewal Oil to my moisturizer and daily foundation it’s made a big difference. Fresh Rose Deep Hydration is an excellent cream moisturizer choice. It is a time release formula and will give you a flawless glow!
The delicate eye area will show signs of aging first. Always treat this area with specialized products. I’ve recently discovered Cosmedix Elite Eye Doctor. This is my go-to night treatment now that depuffs helps with dark circle and moisturized like crazy! If you try one new thing try this! During the day PCA Skin EyeXcelence is what I reach for.
OK, I’m obsessed with face mists lately! I use a couple of different kinds, several times a day. They instantly add moisture, set makeup and help shrink pores. Caudalie Beauty Elixir and Avene Thermal Spring Water are two of my favorites!
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