As seasons transition, the sudden change from warm, balmy weather to crisp, dry days can leave your skin feeling parched and patchy, not the baby-bottom soft cheeks you want to cozy up with. Fight back against frightful winter weather with an updated skin care regimen that targets all your worst cold-weather woes.
Choose a Cream Cleanser
Even with dry skin, a daily cleanser is necessary to keep your complexion looking its best. Instead of worsening your woes with a harsh product, try a cream-based formula. A hydrating, gel cream cleanser is top notch at removing dirt, oil, and makeup without stripping away your skins natural moisture.
Embrace the Exfoliation
Dead skin cells can leave your complexion looking dull and sallow- not the glowing, gorgeous face you’re going for. Find a gentle exfoliator that you can use 1-2 times per week and watch blemishes disappear. In addition to a lackluster complexion, the buildup of dead cells can cause clogged pores, leading to breakouts. Chapped lips cramping your style? Slough off dead skin cells for kissable (instead of cracked) lips.
The best defense against the dry air and wind exposure that accompanies winter activities is a daily moisturizer. When applied after cleansing, a moisturizer not only leaves your skin more radiant, but also acts as a barrier between any free radicals or sun exposure that lead to skin damage. Lightweight, formulated with Vitamins E & C, and broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection is our pick for best daily moisturizer.
Upgrade Your Under-Eyes
For an extra little oomph in your skin care routine, we recommend an eye cream. It may seem like an unnecessary step, but taking extra care of the delicate skin around your eyes is the absolute best way to keep your skin looking young and healthy. Best of all, a nightly eye cream firms and tones your under-eyes, preventing the dreaded concealer crease.
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