Has winter got your skin feeling tired, dehydrated and looking dull? Cooler temps, wind, low humidity, and high-intensity indoor heating systems all contribute to the evaporation of the natural waters in our skin, a.k.a. the dreaded dehydration lewk. So, how do we tackle the winter skin woes and put our best face forward? We have plenty of skin experts #onRobson and we’ve put together some tips and suggested products on how to combat winter skin and stay well-hydrated all season long; as if summer never said goodbye.
Gone are the days of cleansing with a splash of water and a pump of face wash. A cleanser is just the first step to a proper skin care regime. We suggest using a foaming, deep cleansing face wash that gently removes impurities without stripping skin of essential moisture. The Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash from Kiehl’s is formulated with Calendula Extract, and this creamy gel formula – perfect for both oily and dry skin types – activates with water to create a dense foam helping your skin look and feel instantly refreshed and revitalized.
Exfoliation is essential to removing dead skin cells and avoiding bacterial infection. Instead of using hot water, use mild warm water and a gel-based scrub to eliminate dirt from the face. The Ocean Salt body and face scrub from Lush Cosmetics has a mineral-rich mix of fine and coarse sea salt for serious exfoliation, balanced with coconut oil and avocado butter to soften the skin. It has a citrusy scent, which comes from lime oil, as well as limes extracted in vodka to also brighten your skin.
Toning is a vital step in the skincare routine but is often neglected or forgotten. Toning helps to calm and balance the skin and prepare it for the application of a moisturizer. We suggest refreshing your skin with the soothing Rose Toning Essence from Shifeon. This toner is alcohol-free, and its natural rose extract provides balance while agrimonia eupatoria offers a detoxifying effect. Expect a refreshed, beautifully radiant visage that feels rebalanced and rejuvenated.
Moisturizing every day protects the skin’s moisture barrier, prevents environmental damage to your skin and can protect it from common skin conditions like acne. Make sure to choose a moisturizer that suits your skin type, it should feel comfortable on your skin. The Dewy Skin Cream Plumping & Hydrating Moisturizer from Tatcha, found exclusively at Sephora, intensely hydrates and seals in moisture, helping to replenish ceramides for a healthy bounce and instant luminosity. Formulated with fermentation of Japanese anti-aging superfoods—green tea, rice, and algae—this cream helps skin to look its most beautiful at any age.
And lastly, don’t forget the sunscreen! We may reach for the sunscreen automatically during the warmer months, but sunscreen is just as important during winter to shield us from those harmful UV rays. Make sure to cover your face, neck and hands (if they are exposed), and opt for a sunscreen with a minimum SPF 30 protection. Also, be sure to target the spots that are easily missed, such as the back of the neck, lips, ears and under the chin.
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Make one of your New Year’s resolutions a healthy skin care routine. Good luck!