Combatting the Cold: Winterizing Your Skincare Routine

As the weather gets colder and we head towards the super cold winter months, we all notice that our skin gets dry; our faces peel, our hands grow rough and the moisturizers we’ve been using might not be enough. In order to combat the harsh effects of the cold, we must actively seek ways to stay hydrated both inside and out.

It’s Getting Cold and My Face Is Drying Out!

For those of you with skin that tends to dry out in the colder months, it may be time to switch your cleanser from a gel cleanser to a cream cleanser. This will allow your skin to hold onto the natural oils it produces as well as gain hydration from the cleanser while it cleans your skin. We have several very gentle and hydrating skin cleansers that will cleanse your skin without stripping away its natural oils.

For example, Our Essential Crème Cleanser is for normal to dry skin. Formulated with a blend of botanicals and natural extracts, this cleanser is designed to infuse the skin with hydrating, contouring and antioxidant benefits.  It contains key ingredients that help to protect the skin’s natural pH balance, helping to maintain a healthier-looking complexion.

Our Age Defense-AP Skin Revitalizing Cleanser contains topical autophagy technology and is a gentle, foaming facial cream that helps to balance out both dry and oily skin types while dissolving dirt and debris. Formulated with natural extracts and a skin soothing complex of ingredients, this creamy emulsion takes cleansing to the next level by gently helping to balance skin while providing comfortable to stress out, reactive skin. Skin is left feeling comfortably revitalized – not dry or tight.

Should I Still Use My Toner?

The answer is: yes. You should still use your toner during the winter months. Toners not only help to remove any lingering bacteria and even out skin tone, but also are great hydration boosters as well.

While many of you are diehard fans of our A-Fluid Skin Toner (oily skin) and Pink Lemon Toner (normal/dry skin), we have another unsung hero in our line of toners – Infusion Skin Therapy Elixir. This lightweight spray helps to lock in moisture and add important minerals to the skin that help combat the effects of aging. The Skin Therapy Elixir is for all skin types and can be used daily.

Instant Relief for Winter/Dehydrated Skin

After you’ve put on your serums and gels, it’s time for the most important step in protecting your skin against cold weather: your moisturizer. Some of you may just continue to use your regular moisturizer, but for those of you who feel the effects of the cold more strongly, it might be time to switch to a heavier moisturizer.

Our Compensatrice 4-in-1 Moisturizer is definitely the way to go for that extra winter protection. It’s luxurious and rich and loaded with vitamins A, C, and E and other essential extracts in a Shea Butter base for optimal hydration. Think of this as your “everything” cream….day, night, eye and throat…all-in-one to deeply moisturize the skin, while helping to improve and retain the elasticity of the skin for an overall younger appearance.

Another fan favorite – Bio-Skin Function Oil and Queen of Beauty Night Crème. Bio-Skin Function Oil is the ideal product to be used when skin is exposed to harsh, dry climates.  This rich oil emulsion helps to smooth the appearance of skin tone, leaving it soft and hydrated.  Elysee’s Queen of Beauty is an extraordinary, rich night cream containing Royal Jelly, nature’s beauty secret; the product is a rich source of vitamins and amino acids.  This “Royal Beauty Treatment” helps to revitalize aging, oil-poor complexions with its rich, lubricating oils.

Other Important Tips!

Sun Protection – Even though the sun might not be shining as much in the winter as in the summer, it doesn’t mean we aren’t susceptible to sunburn. UV rays still penetrate clouds and snow glare can wreak all sorts of havoc on delicate facial skin. Kill 2 birds with 1 stone with our YouthSpan™ Enviro-Shield Tinted Mineral Veil which helps to shield the skin from environmental effects of high energy visible (HEV) light, while allowing the positive UV rays we all need to keep our skin looking younger and healthier. Combine with our Mineral Sheer Makeup Tint for optimal protection! Not only will you get that natural looking glow, but it is combined with SPF 20 sunscreen for extra sun protection.

Hand Protection – Our hands take the same type of abuse as our face takes during the winter months. It is important to protect your hands from severely dry skin and cracking.

  • Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize! Don’t be afraid to apply hand lotion liberally. It will keep your hands soft and supple. Our YouthSpan™ ‘Ageless Hands’ Hand Plumping Crème and Optim-Ox Restorative Body Lotion will give you that extra boost of moisture from head to toe without that greasy feeling.
  • Wear Gloves – To protect your hands from the harsh weather, wear warm, dry gloves. This will help keep in moisture and keep out that biting cold.

Hydrate on the Inside as well as the Outside– Staying hydrated by drinking plenty of water; it is the key to keeping your skin looking radiant and smooth. This is especially important in the winter as the environment is very dry and dehydration can happen quickly.

All of these tips and tricks will keep your skin looking healthy even during the coldest days of winter. All of the products featured can be purchased here on our website, as well as the Home Shopping Network http://www.hsn.com and http://www.amazon.com.

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