Days are shorter, nights cooler—what about your skin care? We change our wardrobe with the seasons and skin care should follow to adjust to drier, colder air.
Get Professional Help
Schedule a facial and body exfoliation with hydrating benefits to clear skin spent from sun and surf. This lets natural oils come through to moisturize as nature intended, and lets skin face winter at top condition.
Switch to Richer Products
Step up serums, lotions or oil-free creams to more emollient formulas. If you haven't yet, add eye treatment day and night to fight the most obvious aging. Our favorite? The Eye Cream.
By day: Maximize your moisturizer with antioxidants, as in Hormeta Cream with MPC.
By night: Beyond hydration, non-physical exfoliation uncovers smooth, fresh skin that defies Old Man (or Woman!) Winter:
- Olga developed Nighttime Skin Quencher to deeply nourish and rehydrate skin while exfoliating.
- Multifruit BSC is a concentrated botanical blend with natural alpha hydroxy acids for fresher, smoother, healthier skin.
- NSQ and Skinceuticals Primacy are also exfoliating replenishers.
In the cold: Avoid water-based products on ski trips or in cold climates, as they can freeze on skin. Switch to oil-based products and remember to apply sunblock if spending time outdoors. Yes, even in winter. Olga's favorite: Skinceuticals SPF 45.
Protection from Within
Increase the presence of essential fatty acids in your diet by eating more:
- Flax seed or hemp oil — 1000 mg.
- Zone-friendly olive oil.
- Vitamin E and A rich foods, such as pumpkin and squash.
- Oily fish, such as sardines and salmon.
- Drink more water!
Add a Mask
In warm climates, it may be the only regimen change you need to boost skin's moisture levels. In cold climates, it adds a boost.
- Try the intensely hydrating formula like DDF Moisturizing Mask.
- 2 tablespoons cooked pumpkin or squash
- 1 tablespoons banana
- 1 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon whole milk or cream (depending on skin's dryness)