It’s that time of year again. Yes, winter is coming, and with it, winter winds and plummeting temperatures. The colder weather means one thing for many of us: dry skin. From warm, dry artificial heat indoors to the cold-biting dry air outside, there’s no doubt that our epidermis takes a beating during the winter months. So what can you do to help your skin survive the dark winter? In this article, we’re sharing some of our best winter skincare tips and Holy Grail (HG) skincare products you shouldn’t be without this winter!
Swap Out Foam Cleansers
Foam cleansers tend to be more drying than cream cleansers because they strip natural oils from the skin. Even if you have oily skin, it’s important not to over-cleanse—especially if you want to avoid excess sebum production. Instead, you should swap out your foam cleansers for a more gentle cream cleanser formula during the winter months.
The Avari Beauty All-In-One Bamboo Charcoal Cleanser is the perfect winter-friendly facial cleanser for your skincare routine. It’s formulated with gentle ingredients such as aloe vera, hyaluronic acid, plant extracts, and amino acids so that you can experience a comfortable clean without skin irritation and dryness. Plus, its innovative bamboo charcoal formula ensures that your skin is left refreshed without any greasy residue or dryness—win-win!
Choose Intense Hydration
Maybe it’s the brisk weather, but our skin is crying out for a little extra TLC during the winter months. Put simply; lightweight serums just aren’t going to cut it anymore. We recommend opting for a highly moisturizing day cream that gives your skin a protective barrier from the elements.
For heavy-duty moisture that isn’t sticky or oily, we love Bella Aura’s Daily Repair Moisturizer. Featuring a lipid-replenishing botanical blend of advanced Swiss bio-actives; this wonder product is clinically proven to provide even better hydration than hyaluronic acid and glycerin! We especially love that it contains Lecithin, a naturally occurring fatty acid that plumps skin and helps to improve moisture retention!
Don’t Skip SPF
When it comes to winter skincare, SPF may not be at the top of your list, but it’s essential to wear SPF all year round. Yep, even when it’s cold out!
This is because UVA rays are always present from dusk till dawn, and can even penetrate cloudy skies. In fact, UVA rays also penetrate glass, so even if you work indoors near a window, the sun can still damage your skin.
For year-round sun protection, we recommend opting for a mineral sunscreen that reflects harmful ultraviolet radiation. Be sure to go for a “full-spectrum” or “broad spectrum” sunscreen that protects against both UVB and UVA radiation.
Give Your Lips Some TLC
Cold winter weather can really make your lips dry, tight, and uncomfortable. Not only is this painful, but it also seriously hinders our holiday season lipstick game! That’s why we like to give our lips a little extra care during the winter months by indulging in a weekly collagen lip mask. Designed to intensely hydrate and smooth your lips, collagen lip masks are the perfect winter skincare staple to ensure your pout is taken care of.
We love Avari’s 24K Gold Collagen Lip Mask that’s infused with real gold to lock in moisture, soft, and treat dry, chapped lips.
Don’t Forget About Your Body
It’s not only the skin on our face that’s impacted by harsh winter weather. The skin on our bodies can also be exacerbated by cold, dry air. That’s why we love Bella Aura’s Gravity Reverse Body Serum. This lightweight, but extremely potent serum deeply moisturizes and smoothes skin texture, keeping it nourished and hydrated all year long.
Need a little extra help? Try Bella Aura's double-duty powerhouse Hydra Revive Treatment. This super-charged hydration treatment helps to improve the appearance of extremely dry, dull skin by hydrating, replenishing, and soothing. Plus, it’s oil-free and works as a fabulous treatment for your face too! Featuring Icelandic moss, peat moss, and evergreen fern extracts, this potent treatment layers your winter skin in much-needed antioxidants, vital minerals, and intense hydration.
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