Your Go-To Cold Weather Skincare Guide

As the temperatures begin to dip, your skincare routine should change as well. I am sure you have noticed a change in your skin with this new extra cold dry weather, and we are here to teach you all the tips you need to keep your skin feeling moisturized and glowing.

Keep reading for your go-to cold weather skincare guide and keep your skin looking its best all year round. 

SWITCH UP YOUR EVERY DAY CLEANSER

As seasons change, so should your skincare routine, and the easiest place to start is changing the texture of your cleanser to a cream or oil instead of a foam or gel to avoid stripping your skin’s protective barrier. These cream or oil-based cleansers add an extra layer of moisture that you might not want during the hot summer months but can come in handy during the months where your skin may need some extra moisture. 

ADD SERUMS AND OILS TO YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE

Thicker protective formulas overnight can help soothe and heal the skin. Any extra serums or oils are much needed this time of year and your skin.

A must for winter skincare is adding in MintPear’s Rosehip Night Serum at the end of your nightly skincare routine. This serum is infused with all the sleepy vibes of Lavender Oil + Calendula Oil, Jojoba Oil, Rosehip Oil, and other beneficial ingredients to restore your skin overnight. Rosehip Oil is harvested from the seeds of rose bushes and is full of vitamins, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids that work wonders for your skin. Not only do the fatty acids and Vitamin A in Rosehip Oil moisturize the skin, but they also promote skin regeneration, and can improve skin flexibility and permeability. This means that Rosehip Oil products can improve skin texture and even reduce the appearance of acne scars or stretch marks. 

LOOK FOR NOURISHING INGREDIENTS

We all want soft, supple skin, right? Nobody wants dry, flaky skin, or skin that is greasy or aging before its time. That’s why it’s so important you watch what you’re actually putting on your skin. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need skincare products with fancy names that cost an arm and a leg. No. You need to go back to the basics. Skincare products are a huge source of toxins for the average American woman. Did you know, 60% of what you put on your skin is absorbed into your body. That means the toxic chemicals that companies promise will give you youthful skin don’t just stay on the top of your skin but end up inside your body. Sure, you might see some positive effects from those toxic skincare products in the short term, but in the long term, they aren’t doing you any favors. Some facialist favorites are honey, jojoba, avocado, calendula, vitamin E, zinc, shea, cocoa, aloe, rosehip oil, squalane, hemp, and oat. 

ADD IN A MOISTURIZING FACE MASK

Try adding a moisturizing face mask to your skincare routine. Face masks can be used about once a week and can do wonders at adding an extra layer of moisture to your skin. Try to avoid clay masks and look for a moisturizing sheet mask or a cream texture mask instead. Clay draws moisture and oil out of the skin, which can be beneficial in the humid summer months, but in the cooler months opt for cream textured masks or sheet masks to pamper your skin without compromising it.

CHANGE UP YOUR EXFOLIATING ROUTINE

Skincare routines are not one-size-fits-all. Flaky and dry skin can prevent your products from working correctly, but over-exfoliating can leave the skin sensitized with a greater chance of reacting to frigid temperatures. Exfoliate more often if your skin is dull/rough and blocking products from sinking in, but limit or choose gentle methods of exfoliating if your skin is sensitized, tight or inflamed.

APPLY YOUR SKINCARE ON DAMP SKIN

Products absorb better when the skin is damp. Try applying your products on damp skin and you will notice a huge difference. Technically you should get up to 10 times better absorption of your products if applied directly after cleansing. You don’t want your skin to be wet, but my advice is to apply your products within a minute of cleansing or washing your skin.

SPF SPF SPF

Aging UVA rays penetrate through clouds and windows all year round. Your sun protection is one step you don’t want to halt during the winter. If you want to keep your skin looking as youthful as possible, then sunscreen is a must! The skin cancer-causing UVB rays can also deplete the collagen in your skin. This can cause skin sagging. It can also cause your skin to age prematurely. In fact, it is estimated that 90 percent of wrinkles are caused by excessive exposure to UVB rays.

TRY OUT A HUMIDIFIER

This is the ultimate step you can do to combat indoor heat dryness. Add moisture back into the air while you sleep, and wake up to replenished skin in the morning. After sleeping with a humidifier for just a few days, you’ll notice your skin looks more supple and healthy! This moisture will help reduce dry, flaky skin, redness, irritation, and even acne. 

HYDRATE YOUR BODY FROM THE INSIDE OUT

Wake up your water with lime or lemon, cucumber, or fruit infusions to increase hydrating abilities and hydrate your skin from within by consuming more water-rich fruits and fruit smoothies. Coconut water is one of the highest sources of electrolytes known and makes a wonderful addition to your smoothie recipes.

Curious what Master Estetician, Rita Almusa does to keep her skin looking radiant? Here is a peek at her daily skincare routine.

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