Winter can be tough on your skin. Why? Lower temperatures mean less moisture in the air. So, it's no surprise that winter weather pulls moisture from your skin, leaving it rough, dry, and dull. And the overheated rooms in most homes this time of year offer no relief from the drying effects of the season. Winter should be about enjoying the snow and spending time with the ones we love cozied up by the fireplace, not worrying about dry skin. Below are some of our top tips to keep your skin well-cleansed and moisturized all season long:
1. Start with clean skin
Use a gentle, natural ingredient-based cleanser free of artificial fragrances or questionable chemicals like our YOUTH Luminous Gel Oil Cleanser. After using a cleanser, follow with a toner, like our YOUTH Perfecting Skin Toner, to deep clean your pores, hydrate, exfoliate, nourish, and remove any last traces of grime.
2. Avoid super hot showers
Let's face it, hot showers in the winter are one of the best feelings we can have after a chilly day outside. Super hot showers can be harmful to our skin, though, especially when skin is already dry or irritated. So, this season, keep your showers at a tolerable temperature and be sure to apply a moisture-rich face cream like the New YOUTH Moisture Lock Day Cream and body lotion when you're done to lock in hydration.
3. Embrace night time
If you're not using your beauty sleep to nourish your skin, then you're officially behind on the latest winter skin care routine! Ensuring you get eight or more hours of sleep is vital to healthy skin - especially in the colder months. Take advantage of downtime by slathering on a night cream - such as our YOUTH Advanced Renewal Night Cream - for a dreamy, hydrating slumber.
4. Use a Hydrating Serum
Serums should be used all year round, but especially in the extra-drying winter months. Serums are designed to be light in texture, fast absorbing, and highly concentrated so they can deliver more nutrients to your skin. Try layering our YOUTH Moisture Activating Serum underneath your regular moisturizer for ultimate protection against the weather outside.
5. Always use lip balm
There are so many lip balms on the market that work during the warmer months but can't meet the challenges of winter. Many lip balms just sit on top of your skin rather than penetrating deeper for better protection against chapped lips. Check out our Lip Treatment SPF 15 and use it every day to help protect your skin from both UV exposure and the drying effects of winter weather.
6. Perfect your skin with BB cream
And here's the cherry on top: enhance your glowing skin this winter to achieve a flawless look. You can achieve this with a BB cream that doubles as a moisturizer and a subtle foundation to even out your skin. YOUTH Activating BB Cream offers SPF protection as well, so you can perfect, nourish, AND protect your skin.