It’s no secret that your summer skincare routine will differ from your routine during the colder months. When you think of your skin in the winter - you want protection. Think deep hydration, rejuvenation, and rich creams.
In the summer, these will often feel too heavy for your skin, no matter your skin type. Focus on these in the winter.
Cleanser - For the colder months, your skin will appreciate a balm or oil cleanser. Both are great options for all skin types. If you’re on the more lubricated side, don’t be intimidated by cleansing oils!
The oil content attracts the oil and debris sitting on your skin similar to a magnet, so they can be an effective way to lift away and dissolve stubborn makeup or sunscreen or anything else sitting on top of your face.
Noncomedogenic, light botanical oils like jojoba, hazelnut, sweet almond, apricot kernel, and hemp oils are the best options for oily skin types.
Exfoliation - Exfoliation is key, year round. As dry, dead skin cells build up on the top layer of skin, a sort of barrier develops, preventing the proper absorption of any hydrating and moisturizing products you apply. Untreated, it will lead to a cycle of drier and drier skin further irritated by the continuous buildup of dead skin cells, resulting in clogged pores and breakouts. Bottom line - exfoliation helps replenish the skin. Follow with your favorite body oil/facial oil afterwards!
We love the UMM Body Scrub as its base is brown sugar, known for its hydrating properties for the skin.
Hydration - Hydration, Rejuvenation, and Nourishing are words to look for when shopping for your winter skincare regimen. Facial oils are going to be your best friend when it comes to targeting your skin in the colder months. It’s important to know your skin type when choosing a facial oil.
Pro tip: Choose facial oils based on your skin type. Use serums to treat a skin condition. If you aren’t sure about which one, we linked a blog post HERE that breaks it down in a really helpful way!
Have any specific questions about your winter skincare regimen? Drop a comment below!