Prepare your skin for the coming winter

Even the most well cared for, balanced skin can be thrown off by dry, winter air. When skin becomes dehydrated, it often leads to dullness and flaking. Get ahead of the game and prepare your skin for the coming winter by making a few preparations.

Exfoliate regularly


Dead skin cells can clog pores and interfere with the performance of your skincare products. Exfoliate your face regularly, about 1-3 times per week, to help your serum and moisturizer penetrate the skin.

Use a heavier moisturizer

One of the easiest things you can do in the winter is to swap your usual moisturizer for a formula that’s slightly thicker and richer to combat the dry air.

glo therapeutics moisturizers that Christiaans’ carries from light to rich formulas:

 

  • Oil Free Moisturizer
  • Balancing Moisture Remedy
  • Cyto-luxe Light Moisture
  • Vita E Essential Cream
  • Moisture Rich Cream
  • Restorative Cream
  • Cyto-luxe Face Cream

Add a hydrator to your routine

glo International Educator Amanda von dem Hagen recommends giving your skin a boost with a hydrator. “With the lack of humidity during the winter months, skin can easily become dehydrated. Once that happens, many concerns could become more apparent like uneven texture, redness and breakouts. Adding a hydrator to your daily skincare routine prevents skin dehydration.”

Hydrators, like Cyto-Luxe Hydration+,  and B5 Hydration are lighter than a moisturizer and penetrate further into the skin. Use 3-4 drops before you moisturize.

If your skin has a tendency to dry out midday, rehydrate with a spritz of a hydrating mist or Cyto Luxe toning mist. Misting both refreshes the skin and revives your makeup.

 

Wear lip balm morning and night

After you brush your teeth in the morning, apply a light layer of glo’s mint balm and allow it to sink in before you apply your makeup. This will help your lips stay supple, even when using matte formulas.

Before you go to bed, coat your lips with the nourishing mint balm again so your lips don’t dry out overnight. Need something heavy duty? Try glo therapeutics Barrier Balm for extremely chapped skin.

Wear SPF

Sunscreen is a year round necessity, even when the temps cool. We carry many different varieties and can help you choose which one will be best for you.

Take it easy

Many people experience seasonal skin sensitivity brought on by the change of seasons. Irritable skin needs a little extra TLC, so look for products labeled “gentle” or “sensitive.” Calming, anti-inflammatory ingredients like Aloe and Cucumber are good to watch out for.  The cucumber recovery mask might just be your new best friend.

When your skin flares up, avoid adding too many new products to your regimen at once. As tempting as it is, resist the urge to totally overhaul your skincare lineup. We always recommend introducing one new product at a time to see the effect it has on your skin.

See an Esthetician

“It’s an ideal time to schedule chemical exfoliation treatments since you have less sun exposure during the day,” says Amanda. “Consult with an esthetician on what treatments can help to resolve your main skin concerns.”

Switching up your skincare regimen is easier with a professional on your side. Get product recommendations for the changing season from your favorite esthetician.

As always, feel free to set up a consultation with Tasha or Desiree to see what could help you.

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