When you find a skincare product that works well for you, it’s (understandably) tempting to stick with it, no matter what…
There’s a catch, though.
Sticking to the status quo makes it easy to overlook the importance of switching up your skincare routine with each season — especially when winter comes around.
The icy cold outdoor winter temperatures combined with the drying heat inside — plus lower humidity in the air — can lead to the parched, scaly skin you’ve worked hard to avoid all year long.
Cracks often form in the outer layer of your skin, damaging its protective moisture barrier — leading to the loss of hydration and the rise of inflammation.
The good news is, winter does not have to equal dry, dull skin at all. You’ll just have to be strategic…
This year, as you retire your sandals for the season and reach for your snow boots, don’t forget to swap out some of your skincare products at practices, too.
Today we’re sharing five simple ways to winterize your skincare routine.
1. Swap Your Foaming Cleanser for Oil Cleanser (an Ancient Beauty Secret!)
When your skin is short on moisture in the winter, make sure you’re not (unknowingly) stripping even more of its natural oils.
The built-in moistures of oil cleansers are refreshingly gentle on dry winter skin — dissolving dirt and makeup without dissolving your skin’s moisture barrier in the process.
Foaming cleansers can strip the skin of its naturally occurring oils, whereas oil cleansers dissolve impurities without drying out your skin.
An oil cleanser is essential for those with dry, sensitive, or aging skin year round. And don’t worry if you have oily or acne-prone skin, oil cleansers will gently dissolve the oils in your makeup and those on your skin — leaving your skin clean and soft without clogging your pores.
Give these favorites a try:
Immortelle Cleansing Dew, our deeply rejuvenating facial oil cleanser that works wonders for all skin types.
Luna Flores Cleansing Dew, a starry-eyed bouquet of aromatics, moonlit flowers, and gem elixirs for enchantment and skin rejuvenation.
2. Facial Serum: The Queen of Your Skincare Routine
Do you have a favorite go-to serum for your daily routine? They’re full of potent active ingredients with moisturizing and anti-aging properties.
Some people let serums fall by the wayside during the summer and fall months… now is the time to bring them back!
Apply your serum AFTER your toner and BEFORE your moisturizer, allowing ingredients to soak in between layering. These three layers are sure to protect your skin from the dry winter air.
No matter your skin type, there’s a serum to meet you right where you are:
Nectar of Immortelle Facial Serum works deeply to rejuvenate and repair all skin types and conditions. With its many revered skin botanicals, including Corsican immortelle, it is our most potent serum to stimulate skin transformation.
Radiant Glow Antioxidant Serum blends artisanal and wildcrafted nut, seed, and plant oils regenerates and repairs damaged skin. It’s perfect for all skin types and easily penetrates into the deeper layers of the skin, leaving it supple and silky soft.
Radiant Rose Glow Facial Serum is a gorgeous alchemy of cherished organic Bulgarian rose cradled in nourishing and antioxidant rich botanical oils. This skin nectar supports a healthy inflammatory response, an even-toned complexion, superior hydration, and reduced fine lines and wrinkles.
3. Swap Your Clarifying Toner for a Moisturizing Toner
A moisturizing toner is important all year round, especially in the winter months.
In the wintertime you won’t want to do anything to bring more dryness to your skin.
A high-quality toner is deeply healing, bringing balance to your skin each time you use it — and of course, we believe it should be sourced from the world’s finest sustainably harvested botanicals without any harmful additives…
Our uplifting Mist of Immortelle facial toner regenerates, hydrates and carries our rejuvenating serums into the deeper layers of the skin. Aromatic waters of neroli (orange blossom) and helichrysum italicum join forces with revered skin essential oils of Corsican immortelle, frankincense, and blue tansy to improve skin quality, health, and radiance.
Radiant Rose Facial Mist brightens and rejuvenates, enhances inner and outer radiance, and provides emotional nutrition and sustenance. Mist your face throughout the day as desired or spritz after cleansing as an essential prep before any one of our power serums.
Skin Alchemy Mist features a soft aromatic cascade of tropical ylang ylang nourishes and stimulates cellular renewal to improve the quality and function of your skin. With consistent use, you’ll notice a lifting effect, increased radiance and luminosity, better circulation, and improved clarity and tone.
4. Add a Rich Cream Formula to Your Daily Routine (Not just for nighttime!)
The thinner, lightweight moisturizer formulations you’ve been using all summer just aren’t enough for the harsh winter air.
This winter is the perfect time to try a rich creme to protect your skin and equip it with lasting moisture. If you’d rather ease into the richer creme formulas, start by using it only at night, so it can nourish your skin while you sleep.
Our luxurious Immortelle Perfecting Crème brilliantly restores a soft, supple and luminous complexion. It effectively activates deep rejuvenation with its revered skin allies, including Corsican immortelle, blue tansy, and frankincense.
Our Skin Charm™ Facial Crème is expertly formulated to offer deep skin rejuvenating benefits while simultaneously granting lasting hydration. Its sustainably sourced, organic and wildcrafted botanical ingredients accelerate skin cell regeneration.
5. Use an Eye Creme With Gentle, Hydrating Natural Ingredients
Everything your skin endures throughout the winter impacts the skin around your eyes, too — except it’s much more intense…
The skin around your eyes is much more delicate, and naturally lower in collagen and elastin fibers that contribute to the skin’s strength. This area is constantly under assault from pollutants, sun exposure, compromised sleep and chronic stress — and particularly in the winter, profound dehydration.
A high-quality eye cream packs a powerful punch, especially in the colder months. If you’re concerned about dark circles, puffiness, or crow’s feet, using an eye cream as part of your daily regimen helps reduce their appearance.
Radiant Rose Eye Creme concentrates the supreme talents of Rose paired with the heart-warming benefits of vanilla both lovingly cradled in plush plant butters, probiotics and abundant antioxidants. This unique synergy nourishes, protects and rejuvenates the delicate eye area.
… And Don’t Forget to Winterize Skincare for Your Whole Body
Protecting your skin in the winter goes far beyond your face.
You might have noticed a tight itchy feeling across the skin on different parts of your body. Perhaps you’ve felt the dry skin on the backs of your arms and legs even more recently…
Just like with facial moisturizers, the lightweight, mostly-water formulas that worked perfectly in the hot weather just aren’t enough in the winter.
Your skin is thirsty for high-quality, nourishing botanicals.
To make them even more powerful, try applying these body lotions right after your bath or shower. When your skin is still damp, it locks in moisture much more easily.
Try our Azul Beauty Body Serum, with skin-rejuvenating oils of blue tansy, cacao, neroli, frankincense, and vanilla synergize with an intricate bouquet of wildflower essences for enriched extrasensory awareness, enchantment and beauty.
Our Golden Beauty Body Crème delivers gorgeous, quick-absorbing moisture. A powerful synergy of botanical butters, flowers, roots, herbs and essential oils effectively transforms rough and dull areas into softness and radiance.
While the wintertime can have a damaging effect on your skin’s elasticity and health, switching up your skincare routine to combat the cold leaves your skin feeling radiant, hydrated, and ready for anything.
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