As winter slowly (or aggressively) slips into our day to day existence, our skin is first to notice. Changing your winter skin routine is just as important as applying more SPF year-round (yes, you should still be applying it)!
These thick, greasy, hearty face cleansers are taking Europe by (snow) storm. Balm cleansers are very rich, made with plant oils, and thoroughly nourishing. You scoop a little bit of the product into your palms, warm it up, and then massage gently into the skin. A cloth is run under hot water and used to remove the cleanser from the skin. If you ever cross over the pond, pop into the UK pharmacy Boots and pick up their Boots Botanics Organic Cleansing Balm, it’s cheap and nourishing beyond belief. If you don’t feel like splurging on a transatlantic flight, Darphin Aromatic Cleansing Balm smells of rosewood and is as lush as cleansing balms come.
If you’re using a gel cleanser into the winter months, even if you have oily skin, you should probably stop. The climate will already dry your skin, so you need to nourish instead of stripping. Origins Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief Face Cleanser is paraben, sulfate, and fragrance free, offering a soothing and thorough cleanse. The product is for all types of skin – acne-prone, dry, aging, sensitive – you name it! What you’re looking for in the winter months is something that is rich, non-irritating, and nourshing instead of stripping.
Day and night creams
Slather it on thick! Start with a serum to build a beautiful moisture-packed barrier. Josie Maran’s Argan Oil is 100% pure, and thus mega-moisturizing, soothing, and regenerating. This stuff does everything and can also be used in hair, on nails and cuticles, and anywhere else you made need a little extra TLC. Origins pops its head in again, this time with their Make A Difference Plus+ Rejuvenating Moisturizer which is instantly absorbed by thirsty winter skin. When picking a night cream, find something more moisturizing than you would normally, don’t be afraid of greasy products, and come morning only rinse your skin with water before applying a your serum, moisturizer, and SPF.