I know you’ve been feeling it. Dryer hands, face and lips.
What’s a woman or a man to do?! Here are a few tips to get your skin ready for the coming harsh climate of winter.
TIP 1: Use Creamier Facial Cleansers.
Put away the gels and use creamier cleansers that help retain moisture. Be gentle when cleansing. Use a light circular motion. Avoid harsh rubbing and never pull at your skin. Look for sulfate-free and soap free products. Soap-free formulations prevent moisture loss and will leave your skin feeling super soft.
Juara Rice Facial Cleanser is a foaming, sulfate-free, rinse-off cleanser that removes make-up and skin-dulling debris with gentle cleansers.
Men like their products to do more than one thing so they really like Jack Black Pure Clean Daily Facial Cleanser with Aloe and Sage Leaf.
Speaking of toners...
TIP 2: Don’t forget the Toner!
Because it’s really important! Toner balances skin’s pH, hydrates skin by binding moisture to your skin, tightens facial pores and increases your moisturizer's absorption. Toners may be used with a cotton ball or sprayed in a mist directly on the face.
All natural Elemental Herbology Flower Harmonizing Mist, for sensitive skin, is made from pure Rose Damask petals collected at dawn when the oil is at its peak. The luxurious facial tonic tones, hydrates, soothes and limits potential reactions to sun, wind, cold, flying and pollution.
Jurlique Balancing Mists are toners that come in a variety of natural ingredients to serve your skin type and concerns. The mists contain a wide variety of natural ingredients including marshmallow and glycerin to help prevent moisture loss and intensely hydrate and soften the skin.
TIP 3: Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize!
Use a richer, creamier moisturizer to seal in moisture, ease the signs of aging and repair sun damage, reduce redness and dark spots. Your skin needs richer, more emollient creams (especially at night) that keep the skin elastic and moisturized.
Also, if you notice your skin is dull looking with dark spots, or uneven tone, look for a brightening cream. Brighteners, such as Erno Laszlo Luminous Intensive Cream for daily hydration, prevent discoloration and diminish the appearance of dark spots to even skin tone and illuminate your skin for a fresh, youthful look.
Men will like Jack Black Double-Duty Face Moisturizer with SPF 20 and Blue Algae extract to visibly improve skin's overall appearance and hydration. Blue Algae extract, a rich source of vitamin E, helps keep skin supple and reduces inflammation and redness.
TIP 4: Exfoliate Gently and Frequently.
Summer environmental aggressors can leave skin dry, dull and flaky. In order to remove the dead skin cells, revive dull skin and repair any damage, you need to exfoliate frequently – probably twice a week with a gentle, natural exfoliator.
AHAVA Facial Mud Exfoliator is a gentle, natural face scrub, formulated with Dead Sea mud to remove dead dulling skin cells while stimulating cellular renewal to reveal brighter, even toned skin.
TIP 5: Mask that Face! Once A Week.
Your skin will thank you.Use a leave-on mask once a week for a more complete and deeper hydrating treatment. You'll get a wide range of skin benefits by giving yourself a facial mask once a week. The mask deeply cleanses, moisturizes, and clarifies. And, can be a very relaxing experience.
Try Juara Avocado Banana Moisture Mask. Avocado strengthens skin's natural barrier while banana helps draw water to the skin to maintain optimal hydration.
If blemishes are a concern, tryJuice Beauty Blemish Clearing Mask with a clarifying blend of exfoliating organic hydroxy-fruit acids, purifying clay and healing bamboo. This weekly mask treatment helps control oil and clears blemished skin for a fresh, radiant complexion.
TIP 6: Ditch the Wax:
Avoid waxy lip balms that keep you licking your lips, which just leads to chapping.
Try Malin+Goetz Lip Moisturizer, a fragrance, flavor and color free lip balm full of absorbent fatty acids.Unlike traditional oils and drying waxes and silicones that are often licked off or wiped away, this lip balm nourishes upon impact while offering a continual layer of hydrating protection throughout the day and night.
Hampton Sun Sport Lip Balm has a hydrating formula with an SPF of 30, includes natural and organic ingredients such as pomegranate, aloe vera, grapefruit, cucumber, green tea, and many other calming additives to protect and hydrate lips.
TIP 7: Wear Sunscreen! Wear it every day the sun is out
It’s not the temperature that causes skin damage, premature aging and skin cancer. It’s the UV rays. Avoid the danger, the tell-tale leathery looking skin, deep wrinkles, uneven skin tone and age spots. Apply sunscreen after finishing your makeup. Keep some in your car. Keep some by the front door so you can apply it before you leave the house. No excuses. Wear sunscreen.
HAMPTON SUN’s Smart Serious Sunbathing offers a complete line of luxury sun protection products in light and silky formulations that combine the most effective moisturizers, anti-oxidants and UVA/UVB sun protection to help reduce premature signs of aging.