5 Products to Keep Your Skin Glowing This Winter
The temperatures are dropping and it’s getting dark earlier, but that doesn’t mean you can’t shine all winter long! Keep your skin looking soft and refreshed this season with our five favorite winter skincare products. Which ones are on your to-get list?
Maybe it seems a little obvious, but we cannot stress the importance of a good moisturizer enough! Consider a night treatment such as the Tulasāra™ Wedding Masque Overnight. This moisturizing cream uses ingredients like turmeric root to:
- Brighten skin
- Even your skin tone
- Reduce the appearance of dark spots
By moisturizing your skin overnight, you’re providing your skin with extra protection before you start your day and face the cold winter winds.
Make sure you’re applying your moisturizer correctly by washing your face at night, gently patting dry with a towel, and then applying. Pair your moisturizer with the Tulasāra™ Wedding Masque Eye Overnight for maximum glow benefits!
Use a Serum
Get the most out of your skincare routine by incorporating a serum. Reduce the effects of those icy winds and help calm red and irritated skin with the Tulasāra™ Calm Concentrate. Algae extract soothes irritated skin and pomegranate fruit extract calms and hydrates skin with an immediate cooling sensation.
Serums act in a similar way to moisturizers but are more quickly absorbed by skin and treat skin at a deeper level than most moisturizers. You should apply a facial serum post-face washing and before a moisturizer. Following with a moisturizer can help to lock in the serum you use.
SPF Isn’t Just For Summer
We’ve all had a sunburn, but do you know what snow burn is? This happens when the sun reflects off the snow, and that paired with direct sun exposure can cause serious snow burn!
SPF is for all year round, especially in the winter. Planning a ski trip? Don’t forget the SPF unless you want a new goggle tan! We recommend the Daily Light Guard™ Defense Fluid Broad Spectrum SPF 30 for daily use.
Always apply sunscreen last, as SPF is made to block out not only the effects of UVA and UVB rays, but everything else. This means that any moisturizer applied on top of sunscreen will not be absorbed by your skin. There are numerous benefits to incorporating SPF in your daily routine, such as preventing cancer, premature aging, and uneven skin tone.
Protect Your Lips
Don’t skip your lips in your routine! Use Aveda’s Lip Saver™ to soothe and moisturize dry lips. The skin on your lips is especially sensitive, use a balm to protect them from the elements and keep them fresh looking.
Don’t forget to apply it before bed, as your skin rises in temperature at night to flush out toxins and produce new skin cells. This means that a lip balm will help keep these brand new skin cells moisturized and smooth.
Smooth and healthy lips also make makeup applications a lot easier, so you can wear your favorite lipstick to all your holiday events with confidence! Consider the Feed My Lips™ Pure Nourish-Mint™ Lipstick for a pop of color with added moisture.
Begin and End Your Day With a Gentle Cleanser
Skip the harsh treatments and use a gentle cleanser like Botanical Kinetics™ Purifying Gel Cleanser to dissolve makeup and remove skin impurities. Ingredients like lavender and Vitamin E help normalize skin tone while gently washing away oil.
Harsh face washes can strip moisture from your skin, which can then lead to an overproduction of oil and new acne. Instead, look for a natural cleanser that moisturizes your skin and wash your face every morning and evening. Follow with your favorite serum, moisturizer, and depending on the time, SPF, for healthy glowing skin all day and night.
What Else Can You do?
Find out why skincare matters and how you can keep your skin healthy and glowing all year round. Our student salons* offer facials, treat yourself and make an appointment today! Our esthiology students go through in-depth technical skill training, as well as learning about general wellness.
If you are passionate about skincare and the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, read about our esthiology program and see if a future in esthiology might be right for you. Day and evening classes are available, book a tour of a Douglas J Aveda Institute near you to find out how to get started on your future career.
*All services provided by students under the supervision of licensed professionals.