Sweater weather is officially here, but your wardrobe shouldn’t be the only thing that changes with the coming of winter. Colder, drier weather and holiday stress (and partying) can wreak havoc on our skin, leading to dryness, irritation, and blemishes.
Keep reading for five easy tips for keeping your skin healthy, hydrated, and radiant as temperatures drop.
Max Out On Moisture
Cold, dry air can dehydrate your skin’s moisture barrier (its protective layer of cells and lipids), leading to cracks in its surface that manifest as irritation, redness, dry skin, and blemishes. (In other words, everything you don’t want to see on your skin.) Support your skin’s moisture barrier and double down on hydration by switching to an oil-based cleanser and moving to a layered skincare routine that includes a cream moisturizer.
Our Squalane + Antioxidant Cleansing Oil gently removes impurities and waterproof makeup while leaving skin soft and moisturized. Suitable for every skin type (yes, even oily), it’s formulated with nourishing antioxidants to target signs of stress, aging, and environmental stressors.
After cleansing and while your skin is still damp, use your ring finger to apply a small amount of our Squalane + Marine Algae Eye Cream to your ocular bone and apply a dropper full of our Squalane + Copper Peptide Rapid Plumping Serum, massaging it in. Both products contain hyaluronic acid, which will bond to those water molecules and pull them into your skin for deep hydration, plumping the skin.
Our Squalane + Omega Repair Cream provides the perfect follow-up with omega fatty acids and sugarcane-derived squalane to deeply moisturize while supporting a healthy moisture barrier. Follow it with a few drops of Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil to lock in moisture and boost brightness.
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Add Exfoliation + Boost Brightness
Winter is a great time to work on unwanted dark spots that may have popped up after summer sun exposure. Improve the look of dark spots while increasing cell turnover for brighter, more even skin by adding Vitamin C and lactic acid to your routine.
Our Squalane + Vitamin C Dark Spot Serum is the perfect addition to your AM routine. Our serum includes 10% Vitamin C to visibly brighten and boost collagen production, reducing the look of sun damage and dark spots. Got sensitive skin? This Vitamin C serum is the one for you, as our uniquely water-soluble Vitamin C won’t cause irritation and remains stable in the bottle.
When exfoliation and radiance are your chief skincare goals, our Squalane + Lactic Acid Nighttime Resurfacing Serum is your PM go-to. Formulated with 10% lactic acid to exfoliate and boost cell turnover, this hydrating serum delivers dramatically smoother, more luminous skin overnight.
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Look Your Best For The Holidays
Makeup-as-skincare is having a moment, but that doesn’t mean you need to replace your favorite products. Infuse your favorite makeup with glow-boosting Vitamin C and hydrating squalane oil by adding a few drops of our Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil to your foundation, or to your lipstick to transform it into a tinted lip oil.
For a dewy, hydrated everyday look, incorporate our Squalane + Hyaluronic Acid Facial Mist into your makeup routine. While we love it as a hydrating setting spray, we’re obsessed with the results we’ve gotten when adding it between steps during a single-layer dotted makeup application. By using it throughout makeup application, you not only enhance its setting power but also infuse your makeup with hyaluronic acid, ensuring all-day hydration and a dewy finish.
For more dramatic looks, use both techniques together, infusing your foundation with facial oil, then spritzing with setting spray in between steps for your healthiest, glowiest holiday makeup look ever.
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Swap Long, Hot Showers For A Self Care Ritual
It may seem counterintuitive, but long, hot showers can actually dry and irritate your skin. Cut down on shower time and temperature and instead opt for a soothing selfcare ritual to help wind down from holiday stress.
Transform your (not-so-steamy) shower into a mini spa treatment with our Squalane + Enzyme Sugar Body Scrub. Our award-winning body treatment uses eco-friendly sugar crystals and pomegranate enzymes to deliver dual exfoliation. Our hydrating superhero, squalane, drives actives deeper, ensuring a satisfying scrub while delivering deep hydration to leave your skin soft and smooth.
Follow it with our Squalane + Caffeine Body Cream, which uses caffeine from green coffee beans to tighten and niacinamide to improve skin texture while supporting its moisture barrier. Lock in moisture and amplify your results with our 100% Squalane Oil for deep hydration from head to toe.
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Looking for more information about seasonal skincare? Check out our guides to summer and fall skincare to keep your skin healthy and glowing all year long.