We all know that our skin deserves a little extra love during the wintertime. Doing so will ensure your complexion remains resilient and glowing, despite the harsh environmental elements. Unfortunately, the colder temperatures and drier air can be extremely taxing on your body. Thus, I always make it a point to switch up my daily skincare routine when at this time of year. From swapping to a brightening serum to incorporating different active ingredients to combat the change in weather, I found that these essential skincare work to keep my skin supple, all year round. If you live in a climate where the winter season can be particularly cold, you may want to consider implementing these skincare tips so you, too, can protect and nourish your complexion.
Top Winter Skincare Tips for Healthy Skin
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Ice Rolling / Face Dipping
Right off the bat, I know that this seems counterintuitive to do during the winter. However, I recently discovered the magic of ice rolling back in October and have not looked back since. If you haven’t tried out ice rolling or face dipping (dunking your face in a bowl of ice water), I highly recommend you give it a go. Personally, I like to do this in the morning to really wake up my skin. Applying ice to the face is known to reduce puffiness and inflammation, stimulate lymphatic drainage, and boost circulation. Overall, this means a more glowy complexion!
The harsher environment can cause your skin to feel incredibly dry and dull. I recently started introducing a new serum into my routine. The SkinCeuticals Phloretine CF has been an absolutely game changer for me. This is the secret skincare product that has been giving me the ultimate glowy skin as of lately. The active ingredients work to boost collagen and promote elasticity. While it is pricy, there are other Vitamin C and Phloretine based serums out there such as this dupe on Amazon.
Add P50 into Your Routine
If you haven’t heard of P50 skincare, let me put you on it! This is a powerhouse ingredient that exfoliates, cleanses, and purifies to ultimately regenerate the skin. You can apply this daily but if you do so, just be sure to refrain from using retinol as P50 keeps the skin in a constant state of exfoliation. I have been using the Biologique Recherche P50 lotion consistently. All you do is apply it as you would a toner. Don’t be alarmed when you use it for the first time because it’s normal to have a slightly numbing effect. I can confidently say that it has helped to improve the texture of my skin, so it looks more flawless than ever before.
The NuFACE is one of the best skincare tools you can invest in! This is a facial toner device that uses microcurrent technology that is known to firm and tighten the skin. It’s important to use the accompanying gel activator, otherwise it will feel like the device is sending minuscule shocks to your face. I started doing this right before bed and I find that I wake up with a sharper, more sculpted face! It also makes for an amazing holiday gift idea!