It all starts with healthy skin. If you want to keep your radiant glow all year round, it starts with preventative measures through skincare. All the following steps are made easier when you have a healthy base from the start.
It’s essential to always remove your makeup at the end of the day. Leaving your makeup on will irritate your face, clog your pores, and block your skin from getting the essential moisture it needs throughout the winter. Consider an oil cleanser, which thoroughly removes your makeup through moisturizing oils that you wipe off with a warm washcloth. It’s the best way to get rid of every trace of makeup without drying out your skin. When it comes to cleanser, try a creamier formula that doesn’t suds up too much. A gentle cleanser won’t strip your skin of its natural oils.
Many active skincare ingredients may contribute to skin dryness and inflammation. Acids like AHA, BHA, Lactic Acid, and Glycolic Acid are effective at exfoliation but can further increase dryness in the winter. Maybe switch to a gentler serum or switch your application of active serums to every other day or once a week instead of every day.
Last, but certainly not least, moisturize! Pick a gentle moisturizer free of fragrances and dyes. Apply this day and night liberally to provide a protective layer for your skin and hydrate parched complexions.
Bonus tip: Apply skincare right after you shower. The humidity of the shower will open your pores and cause your skin to absorb the products more effectively.