With the winter cold upon us you will want to avoid chapped and pulling skin, right? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are 5 tips that will allow you to easily get a healthy glow and reduce the discomforts that winter brings along.
Get a facial
First and foremost, book an appointment with your aesthetician. It is important to get a good clean up when the season changes to prepare your skin and get the necessary recommendations to face winter. You will benefit from her professional advice and will know exactly what products should be incorporated in your beauty routine.
It may seem unnecessary at first, but if you are seeking perfect skin, adding a tonic lotion to your beauty routine is a must. Besides refreshing the skin and calming redness, the tonic lotion helps restore the skin’s natural pH after cleansing. It also eliminates any remaining trace of make-up, impurities or dead cells, for a perfectly clean skin. Go for lotions adapted to dry skin like Delicate (Bioline) or Toniqa (Action de Gala).
Avoiding exfoliation during winter not to stress the skin? No! It is more important than ever, when your skin is dry and peels, to exfoliate once a week. Rather than using a grainy scrub that is too harsh on sensitive skins, opt for an enzymatic exfoliating gel that will gently get rid of cell debris and impurities, like Enzyderm (Action de Gala) or Exfo (Bioline). When applied on clean and smooth skin, your serums, creams and other products will be that much more efficient.
Hydration, hydration, hydration
It is time to store away your AHA cream and focus on hydration. A good day cream, like the Vittosoin (Action de Gala) or the Age Cream (Bioline), and a good night cream, like the High Recovery Night Cream (Germaine de Capuccini), will have a huge impact on your skin condition. During winter, leave gels aside and go for richer textures to maximize hydration. And let’s not forget serums, which contain a higher concentration of active ingredients than creams. Applying a layer of serum, such as the Repair Night Progress Serum (Germaine de Capuccini), underneath your cream will boost the hydration provided to your skin.
And for the ultimate in hydration, a good moisturizing mask applied once or twice a week will relieve the thirstiest of skins. For immediate comfort, try the Intense Moisturizer Aqua+ mask (Bioline).
Don’t neglect the rest of your body
If moisturizing your face is paramount, it is very important that you don’t neglect the rest of your body. Before applying a thick layer of Nutrisens cream (Action de Gala), it is important to exfoliate your skin to get rid of impurities that reduce the absorption of moisturizing agents. Go for a grainy exfoliant like Exoderm (Action de Gala). Same thing goes for your lips, for which you should use a lip exfoliant, before applying your lip contour cream and lip balm.
Don’t wait for winter’s negative effects to start showing before taking action. Better safe than sorry!