Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to completely change your skin care products in the winter months.
Instead, you want to ensure that your skin care products are effective
year-round, so you can simply glide through winter with the best skin possible.
However, if this isn’t your skin just yet, then winter is the best time of year to add TLC into your skin care routine.
Afterall, it is well understood that during winter, the combination of blustery winds and indoor heating leads to dehydrated skin with a low pH balance.
Winter conditions also cause old skin concerns to stage a rerun. You may see the reappearance of things like eczema, adult acne, dermatitis, fine lines and enlarged pores.
Of course, what you are really seeing is stressed skin trying to re-balance itself, but winter presents a unique opportunity to address the underlying issues, starting with your skin care.
So, if you would like to avoid “winter skin” this year, the solution is as simple as making a renewed commitment to using gentle cleansers, beautifully absorbent skin protectants, hydrating serums packed with skin benefits and anti-ageing creams specially formulated to give you a healthy, hydrated glow.
In this blog, we will visit some of our best-selling skin care products and why they’re the multi-purpose skin savers your skin needs.
Review Your Cleanse
cleanser doesn’t have to be tough to be effective, in fact, a gentle cleanser
can be just as effective at cleaning away impurities without stripping your
skin of its necessary protective barrier.
However, many of us fall into the mistake of using an overly astringent cleanser because we mistake that squeaky clean feeling for an effective cleanser.
For this reason, it’s important to understand that your skin should not feel tight, shiny, or squeaky clean after using a cleanser, especially during the winter months when your skin may already be chapped, irritated, or stressed.
A good cleanser should leave your skin visibly clean and free of impurities but also soft and refreshed, as opposed to stretched and scrubbed.
A good cleanser should also add hydration into your skin routine.
Our Bioglycolic Facial Cleanser is a specially formulated cream-based cleanser that gently deep cleans your skin without the need for any post cleansing toner or astringent.
Our Bioglycolic Cleanser introduces hydration at the very start of your skin routine, providing a healthy ph balanced base for all other protective products and winter skin protection.
Put Away The Body Butters
may feel counter intuitive but lathering your skin in heavy body butters and
thick creams can do more damage than good.
Thick body butters and creams may feel good, but they often block pores and simply sit on top of your skin, rather than being absorbed and truly beneficial.
While it’s tempting to address dry, sensitive skin with a thick cream, it’s important to remember that less is more.
If you’re looking at a cream or serum that requires a thick layer to be effective, then you are looking at a poor-quality product.
Truly effective skin care should only need to be applied sparingly, and this remains true in winter.
Our Age Intervention Peptide Extreme serum is a good example. This serum is best applied sparingly every morning and night, for a c oncentrated blend of peptides, antioxidants, hydrators, and soothing agents that directly reduce the appearance of wrinkles and uneven texture and skin tone, even on sensitive and reactive winter skin.
Don't Neglect SPF Skin Protection
the skies are grey, it’s easy to think you don’t need to keep up your usual SPF
skin protection, but this is where many of us go wrong.
In winter, a gentle SPF skin protectant is as necessary as ever, if not more so, because your SPF protectant adds a barrier against harsh winds and temperature changes.
Our Antioxidant Daily Face Protectant is one of our best selling products because it combines hydration with oil control and broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection in a weightless formula.