The best way to take care of skin during winter
When the season’s change and the weather becomes colder, people often experience that the skin on their face, lips and body become drier. You don’t need to switch-up your whole skincare routine to tackle dryness, instead supplement it with products that can provide extra hydration and nourishment.
Dry Facial Skin
If your skin suddenly becomes drier during winter, boost your skin’s natural moisture balance by topping up your routine with the Hyaluronic Acid Booster and target stubborn dry spots with the Moisture Renewal Oil Booster. Apply both boosters after cleansing, toning and exfoliating with your usual products and follow with a day or night cream.
When suffering from dry, flaky skin in winter it can be tempting to use a scrub. But scrubbing can damage your skin, causing moisture loss and more dryness. Instead it’s best to remove dead skin cells with an AHA or BHA exfoliant. If you usually have normal to dry skin, use the 8% AHA lotion. If you normally have oily, combination or breakout-prone skin, but are suffering from dry patches use the 2% BHA lotion.
Lips are sensitive to cold weather because they produce less oils than the rest of the face. That means you need to pay special attention to them in winter. Protect them during the day by using a lip balm with SPF and nourish them at night with an ultra-rich balm that acts as a super hydrating lip mask.
When hands are exposed to cold winter weather they can quickly become dry and painful, cuticles become frayed and nails become brittle. Our Clinical Body Butter nourishes dry hands and helps protect them from cold weather. Carry it with you all winter long to keep hands well hydrated, especially after washing them. Take care of cuticles with Lip & Body Balm. Winter skin tip: the Skin Recovery Mask doubles as an ultra-rich hand cream.
Your legs might be hidden in winter, but neglecting them can leave them feeling extremely dry, dull and flaky because of built up dead skin cells. A gentle exfoliant will gently remove build-up dead skin cells, try the Resist Anti-Aging 10% AHA Body Lotion it will leave dry skin unbelievably smooth and it can also be used on other dry areas like heels and elbows. Follow with Clinical Body Butter to hydrate and protect skin.
Low temperatures and harsh wind can also cause skin to become more sensitive, irritated and red. When you have red, sensitive skin a BHA exfoliant is the best choice for calming it, as it has anti-inflammatory properties, try the Calm 1% BHA Exfoliant. To soothe redness-prone skin even more add the Calm Serum to your routine. It contains antioxidants, skin-replenishing and hydrating ingredients. Use it after exfoliating and before your day or night cream.
Skin that’s normally oily can also become drier in winter, while the advice is often to use richer skincare products, when you have oily skin you don’t want to them to clog pores and cause breakouts. Instead focus on layering lightweight textures. For example the Hyaluronic Acid Booster is extremely hydrating and has a gel-like texture. Layer with the Resist Ultra-Light Super Antioxidant Serum that has a fluid texture. End your routine with a day or night cream suitable for oily or combination skin. To give skin an extra boost of hydration, use the Radiance Renewal Mask which has a light-weight, moisturising gel texture.
Very dry skin
If your skin is normally dry and becomes even drier in winter, first make sure you already use a basic routine suitable for very dry skin, then supplement your routine with Skin Recovery Super Antioxidant Serum, followed by Moisture Renewal Oil Booster. End with a rich day or night cream suitable for dry skin such as Resist Intensive Repair Cream. To deeply nourish skin overnight use the Skin Recovery Mask, on top of, or instead of, your night cream and wake up with soothed and nourished skin.
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