Winter is Coming: Six Steps for a Fresh Face in Frosty Conditions
Winter is coming. This means it’s time to unpack the sweaters, rake the leaves, and embrace pumpkin spice everything. The change of seasons also marks the time for a new skin care regimen. The winter months prove harsh on our skin, so we need different products and routines for facing the cold. Here are a few easy steps from Posie Cosmetics for keeping your skin fresh as Jack Frost rolls into town.
Step 1: Say “Goodbye lotion. Hello cream!”
Dry, dull skin doesn’t just come from the cold outdoors. The lack of moisture indoors contributes as well. Creams generally moisturize better than lotions by providing a strong oily barrier for reducing skin’s water loss. Protect and nourish your skin with our Refresh Cream Gel Moisturizer. The cream locks in your skin’s existing moisture while drawing in additional hydration from the wintry air.
Step 2: Give your eyes a wink
The skin around our eyes is delicate, especially in cold weather. You’re likely to spot fine lines and cracks around the eyes before flakey skin appears elsewhere on the face. Eliminate dry skin, dark circles, and lines by adding an eye cream to your daily skin care regimen. We recommend a product like our Natural Botanical Eye Cream which conditions and restores skin experiencing the winter blues.
Step 3: Go with the glow
The lack of light outside during the shortest days of the year also shows up in the mirror with a lackluster or dull facial appearance. Improve your skin’s texture and tone by removing cellular debris. Avoid harsh scrubs and look for products with glycol acid to gently remove dry skin instead. Well-exfoliated skin holds its moisture better and offers a brighter look during the gloomiest months. For a glowing, deeply conditioned complexion, check out our Pure Mint Exfoliating Cleanser. The mint smell and peppermint color will get your skin ready for the holiday season and beyond.
Step 4: Hydrate and vegetate
We’d all love to head to the spa for a great facial before the holidays, but a full agenda of parties, school programs, and family gatherings may not allow it. Don’t stress. You can pull on those sweatpants and do a Netflix binge while still taking care of your skin. Hydrating masks give the feel of a spa without the time or money. With products like our Sahara Rose Bubble Mask, oxygen promotes circulation, antioxidants even skin tone, and moisturizers preserve and provide skin hydration – all from the comfort of your couch.
Step 5: Get serious about serums
Serums are great winter weather fighters because they pack a big hydration punch. Serums with hyaluronic acid are called humectants, which means they draw to the surface the moisture already contained within the deep layers of our skin. Drinking lots of water and applying a solution like our Blossom Peptide Serum provides a powerful one-two combination to knock out dry, aging skin. Applying the serum at the beginning of the moisturizing process allows ingredients to absorb better for improved results.
Step 6: Shun the sun
Cloudy winter days don’t equal less UV light. In fact, dry or stressed skin is more susceptible to the negative impacts of UV rays. Use sunscreen with at least SPF 15 throughout the winter months for extra skin protection. Lips also are easily damaged during the coldest months, so stay vigilant with lip balm. The right lip balm should include humectants like hyaluronic acid, glycerin or honey, as well as emollients like coconut oil and shea butter to draw up moisture and lock it in place.
That’s it! With a little extra planning, your beautiful skin won’t be left in the cold. For more facial products designed to fight dehydration, aging, and environmental stressors, visit our online shop or let us create a package perfect for your skin.