As winter sets in, the colder weather can wreak havoc on skin. That’s why it’s important to adjust your skincare routine. But with so many products to choose from, the thought of finding just the right combination can be daunting. Here are some great tips for every skin type!
3 Important tips for ALL skin types-
- Only use cool to lukewarm water when washing your face instead of steaming hot water which will pull the essential oil out of your skin.
- A humidifier in your room will replenish your skin’s moisture while you sleep.
- Layer on a serum under richer night cream. The combination is amazingly effective at trapping moisture in the skin.
If you have oily skin-
Pick creamy, hydrating cleansers like iS Clinical Warming Honey Cleanser. It won’t strip the skin of any excess oil. As a rule of thumb, if it foams too much, it’s likely stripping the skin of moisture.
Try using a hydrating mask in the fall and winter like Saian Amino Lift Mask. It lifts away impurities and pollution that would dull the skin while leaving behind firming peptides and antioxidants that help tighten and firm the skin.
If you have normal skin-
Switch to a cleanser that not only cleans but nourishes and moisturizes. This is especially important as the heat gets pumped up in the house and pulls moisture out of the air. Try an oil-based formula, like Circcell Geo-Thermal Clay Cleanser which will remove dirt while amping up moisture.
Up your moisture game, by looking for products with hyaluronic acid and jojoba seed oil adding iS Clinical Moisturizing Complex is a good choice.
If you were using an antioxidant serum, keep using it. It’s the best way to ward off that free radical damage from unprotected UV light. Just add a night cream with retinol like Skin Therapy Night Regeneration, this cream helps to increase collagen production and decrease collagen breakdown–protective and anti-aging at the same time!
If you have dry skin-
If you’ve been using toners and other products that absorb summer oils to avoid breakouts, it’s time to make a switch to something richer, like iS Clinical Cream Cleanser. It has a mixture of moisturizing cream and gentle cleansers that replace essential lipids and proteins that can be lost in the cleansing process.
If you were using a cream over the summer because you battle dry skin, add a little extra power by looking for a product with lipids that fortify the barrier like iS Clinical Sheald Recovery Balm.
Try switching to a serum that contains hyaluronic acid at night like iS Clinical Youth Complex. This serum absorbs water and plumps the skin. Serums are cosmetically elegant, light, and highly concentrated, and super easy to layer.
If you have aging skin-
Go for a mild, non-abrasive formula, like Skin Therapy Cleanser. It contains colloidal peptides and amaranth grain which deeply cleans without stripping the skin of its natural oils. Other beneficial ingredients to help hydrate the skin are ceramides and hyaluronic acid.
If an anti-aging serum was a part of your summer routine, replace it with an anti-aging lotion or cream, like Skin Therapy Cell Optimizer which is thicker and will provide the extra moisture your skin needs. Other beneficial ingredients to look for are hyaluronic acid or shea butter — or even look for peptides in your anti-aging cream. You can use a night cream with peptides as your day cream.
Love your Retinol? You may want to use it every other night instead of every night, so it will be less drying.