Winter skin care: what does your skin really need?
Taking care of your skin during winter takes some extra time and effort because the extreme weather conditions can quickly cause unwanted irritation. Cold air, dry indoor heat, and low humidity levels can leave your skin looking dull, dry and flaky. When was the last time you saw your skin glow? Following a proper winter skin care routine is crucial to keep your skin adequately hydrated and nourished.
But how do you know what’s right for your skin in winter? Keep reading to find out what are the essential steps to keep your skin in top shape even during the coldest months.
Choose the right moisturizer
During winter, your skin not only needs more moisture, but it also needs help maintaining it when the air is too dry. Listen to what your skin is telling you and pamper it with a seriously hydrating moisturizer to trap and seal in moisture: choose one with a lightweight and smooth texture to avoid sensations of greasiness.
And don’t forget that all skin types should consider using a face oil to lock-in moisture during the winter.
Use products with SPF
Although we spend more time indoors during winter, protecting our skin from sun damage should be a priority all year round. Glass can block almost all UVB rays, but not UVA, which are well-known to be the main factor in photoaging and hyperpigmentation.
Look after your lips
Take proper care of your lips this winter to avoid the usual dryness and irritation. Avoid licking your lips constantly as this process can encourage more dryness (no matter how tempting it is) and consider using a face oil to lock-in moisture.
Don’t forget to remove makeup
Have you ever come back home after a long, exhausting day, feeling so tired you just want to get into your bed? Falling asleep without removing your makeup can be very tempting, but you should never skip a proper night skin care routine. Use a makeup remover first, then thoroughly wash your face with lukewarm water and a cleanser to remove any residue.
Follow with a cream to repair skin barrier damage from the day’s exposure to the sun, pollution and stress.
Winter skin care routine with Beauty Thinkers products
At Beauty Thinkers we know very well what your skin needs. Here are our tips to improve and boost your daily skin care routine this winter.
Winter skin care for mature skin
Winter dryness makes lines appear more pronounced and the skin uneven. Plump up your skin with Antioxidant Cream (AC) and lock it in with Antioxidant Boost (AB).
Morning: after cleansing your face, apply on moist skin a veil of our Antioxidant Cream (AC) with Hydroxytyrosol, which has an antioxidant serum action. As already mentioned, it’s important to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun’s harmful rays, such as our UVA UVB SPF30 Mineral Filter cream.
Evening: remove make-up and wash your face thoroughly. Apply Antioxidant Cream (AC) followed by Antioxidant Boost (AB). 1 to 5 drops should be enough to lock-in hydration and nourish the skin barrier.
Semi-slugging: during winter, semi-slug 2-3 evenings a week using 5 to 12 drops of Antioxidant Boost (AB) to seal in nourishment.
Winter skin care routine for ages +30 years
To prevent signs of premature skin aging, you need to stick to a consistent skin care regimen.
Morning: Cleanse your face and apply Antioxidant Cream (AC) to moist skin, followed by our UVA UVB SPF30 Mineral Filter Cream.
Evening: Give your skin the necessary ceramide-boosting nourishment by applying Hydrator 3 (HY3). Follow with 1 to 5 drops of Antioxidant Boost (AB).
Semi-slugging: particularly recommended for those who love to spend a lot of time outside or practice outdoor sports. After applying Hydrator 3 (HY3), follow with 4 to 10 drops of Antioxidant Boost (AB) to seal in nourishment. We suggest semi-slugging 1 to 3 times a week in the evening.
Winter skin care routine for ages under 30 years
This is the right time to establish good skin care habits. Use the best SPF and nourishing hydrator you can afford and use them consistently and daily. But you already knew that.
Morning: Cleanse your face with warm water and apply Hydrator 1 (HY1) to moist skin. Follow with our UVA UVB SPF30 Mineral Filter cream.
Evening: Give your skin the nourishment it needs by re-applying Hydrator 1 (HY1). Follow with
1 to 3 drops of Antioxidant Boost (AB).
Semi-slugging: we recommend semi-slugging to those who want to pamper their skin with a boost of hydration. Apply the cream first, then follow with 1-5 drops of Antioxidant Boost (AB) to seal in nourishment. We suggest semi-slugging 1 or 2 evenings a week.
Winter skin care routine for oily skin
Even for those with oily skin, winter can be dehydrating and drying. Winter is the season for you to consider using Antioxidant Boost (AB).
Morning: After cleansing your face with warm water, apply Hydrator 2 (HY2) to moist skin, followed by our UVA UVB SPF30 Mineral Filter cream.
Evening: re-apply Hydrator 2 (HY2) and follow with 1 to 5 drops of Antioxidant Boost (AB).
Semi-slugging: those who love moisturizing treatments, but cannot use occlusive or petrolatum products, can alternatively use our Antioxidant Boost (AB) to maximize the effects of hydrating products. Apply Hydrator 2 (HY2) first, then follow with 2 to 5 drops of Antioxidant Boost (AB). Try semi-slugging 1 evening a week and take it from there.
Winter skin care for men: here are the easiest tips to get him started
Many males don’t pay the necessary attention to their skin and just think that skin care is a women’s concern (like makeup). Nothing could be more wrong! It is very essential for men to maintain a proper skin care routine to prevent skin damage. Male skin can get stressed not only by harsh climate conditions and temperature changes, but also by shaving.
In the morning, cleanse your face with warm water and apply Hydrator 2 (HY2) on moist skin or after shaving. Complete your morning routine with our UVA UVB SPF30 Mineral Filter cream.
If you have facial hair, you can use our non-greasy and nourishing Antioxidant Boost (AB) daily. In the evening, follow the same routine. For those who spend a lot of time outside or practice outdoor sports such as skiing or snowboarding, increase the Antioxidant Boost (AB) dosage by using 2 to 5 drops.
Add Hydroxytyrosol antioxidants to your winter skin care routine with Beauty Thinkers products and get your skin glow back.
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