Winter may bring a magical landscape of snow and holidays, but it also ushers in skin challenges. The cold, dry air can leave your skin feeling tight, dull, and parched. Fret not! With the right care, you can maintain a radiant complexion even when the temperatures drop. Today I’m unwrapping the secrets to winter skincare.
1. Hydration, Inside and Out:
- External Hydration: Cold air is notorious for sapping moisture from your skin. Counteract this by using a hydrating cleanser and incorporating a rich, nourishing moisturizer into your daily routine. You can also add a facial oil to seal in your moisturizer.
My Pick: Level-up your glow with Lumière de Vie® The Elixir, a superior facial oil filled with obsession-worthy oils like sunflower, avocado, grape seed and apricot to deeply nourish and soothe the skin. As one of the finishing steps in your skincare routine, this silky oil will help maintain your healthy, youthful-looking complexion, leaving your skin feeling renewed. Its key ingredients work synergistically to deeply moisturize, maintain elasticity, minimize the appearance of dark spots and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Soak in the goodness of this luxury oil while helping protect the skin against free radicals and oxidative stress.
- Internal Hydration: Don’t forget to drink water. Hydrating from the inside out is crucial, especially when the air is dry.
2. Gentle Cleansing is Key:
- Opt for a gentle, hydrating cleanser that won’t strip your skin of its natural oils. Consider incorporating micellar water for a refreshing yet gentle cleanse.
My Pick: The Skintelligence and VitaShield Value Kit is ideal for sensitive skin types. The kit includes Skintelligence Hydra Derm Deep Cleansing Emulsion that gently penetrates the skin to remove dirt and impurities; Skintelligence pH Skin Normalizer that helps skin maintain a normal pH level to protect against pollutants and environmental conditions; and a VitaShield C & E Intensive Moisturizer which uses a liposome delivery system to distribute antioxidants to the lower layers of the skin. This kit provides a complete regimen for basic skin care.
3. Exfoliate Mindfully:
- While exfoliation is essential, be gentle during winter. Over-exfoliating can strip your skin, making it more vulnerable to the harsh weather. Use a mild exfoliant once or twice a week to slough off dead skin cells.
My pick: Don’t just dream of radiant skin; make it a reality with Lumière de Vie® Overnight Renewal Masque. Formulated with AstaReal®† astaxanthin (Haematococcus pluvialis extract), lactic acid and a unique blend of lipids, this luxurious masque melts into skin while you’re sleeping for the ultimate overnight facial. The skin-loving formula gently exfoliates, brightens unwanted dark spots, and softens fine lines and wrinkles while replenishing moisture to your skin — so you can awaken to a smooth, hydrated and glowing complexion. Achieve true “I woke up like this” radiance with Lumière de Vie® Overnight Renewal Masque.
4. Choose a Winter-Approved Moisturizer:
- Invest in a moisturizer with ingredients like hyaluronic acid, glycerin, and ceramides. These help lock in moisture, creating a protective barrier against the elements.
My Pick: Lumière de Vie Intense Rejuvenation Crème is a super hydrating intensive repair treatment developed for chronically stressed skin and designed to work with the skin’s renewal process. An ultra rich, fast absorbing formula specifically formulated to reduce the appearance of lines, wrinkles and age spots as it imparts skin with the look of improved radiance and newly found firmness.
5. Sunscreen is Non-Negotiable:
- Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you can skip sunscreen. UV rays are still potent, and the sun, combined with snow glare, can be harsh. Opt for a broad-spectrum SPF 30 or higher.
6. Targeted Treatments for Trouble Spots:
- If you battle dry patches or areas of irritation, consider using targeted treatments like a hydrating mask or a soothing serum.
My Pick: Lumière de Vie® Hydrate 3.0 — the ultimate hydrating must-have — is formulated with three molecular weights of hyaluronic acid for superior hydration to multiple layers of the skin. Hyaluronic acid is capable of holding 1,000 times its weight in water, making it one of the most sought-after ingredients for any skincare lover. Hyaluronic acid supplies vital hydration to the skin, helping to smooth and soothe, support elasticity and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This advanced serum has a lightweight texture that absorbs quickly into the skin, making it easy to layer with other treatments. Get ready to experience an undeniably beautiful, plump and supple complexion with Lumière de Vie Hydrate 3.0.
7. Protect Your Hands and Lips:
- Hands and lips are often the first to suffer in the cold. Keep them moisturized by using a rich hand cream and a hydrating lip balm.
My Pick: Lumière de Vie Intensive Hand & Body Crème is an intensive rich crème that saturates skin for long-lasting hydration. With nutrient-rich ingredients like shea butter, coconut oil and sunflower seed oil, this powerful crème helps break the cycle of dryness and dehydration to give skin a new softness and suppleness.
8. Humidify Your Space:
- Indoor heating systems can further strip moisture from the air. Consider using a humidifier to add some much-needed moisture back into your living spaces.
My Pick: Experience humidification illuminated. The Lucerna 2 is an ultrasonic humidifier in the Vornado Alchemy lineup that creates a majestic display of mist and light unlike any other humidifier. At 24 hours of runtime on low and 12 hours on high the Lucerna 2s 1-gallon water tank has the endurance to maintain a comfortable environment. The inspiring tank design and ambient light creates an illuminating experience independent from the humidity with 3 brightness settings to elevate any surrounding. Backed by a 5-year warranty to give you comfort and peace of mind.
9. Warm Showers, Not Hot:
- Hot showers may be tempting in winter, but they can contribute to dryness. Opt for warm showers and limit their duration to protect your skin’s natural oils.
10. Nourish from the Inside:
- Include skin-loving foods in your diet, such as those rich in omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, and antioxidants. These nutrients support skin health.
Remember, Consistency is Key: Consistency in your skincare routine is vital. Your skin thrives on routine, especially during challenging weather conditions. Listen to your skin’s needs and adjust your routine accordingly.
Embrace the winter wonderland without compromising your skin’s health. By following these tips and giving your skin the love and care it deserves, you can maintain a healthy, radiant complexion throughout the cold months. Here’s to a winter where your skin glows as much as the holiday lights!