The days are darker, the temperature has dropped, indoor air is dry – and with it, a number of weather-dependent skincare issues emerge.
Winter skincare doesn’t require a lot of steps; you only need to follow some simple rules to keep your complexion glowing and healthy all season long.
Here are some tips from our skincare experts…
Use a gentle cleanser
Many gel-based cleansers work great at removing impurities but can be incredibly drying to your skin. Switching to something more gentle like an oil cleanser will help prevent this from happening and keep your skin happy.
Circulove WASH Cleansing Oil softly buffs away the day’s dirt, makeup and debris without stripping the skin of its natural oils. Convenient on-the-go size 30 ml.
Tip how to use an oil cleanser: Apply into moist skin in the morning and at night. Add some water to emulsify the oil and massage delicately. Then rinse clean, or use a damp, warm washcloth to gently wipe away the oil.
Do not skip SPF!
Many people think that they can skip their daily SPF during the winter. But just because you’re not laying out in the hot sun doesn’t mean you don’t need skin protection. Year round SPF is critical but especially in the winter. Just because it’s a cold, cloudy day doesn’t mean you won’t be exposed to the strong UVA rays that cause aging and potential skin cancer.
Use moisturizer with SPF such as the Circulove DAY Cream SPF 20. Safe mineral sunscreen helps to prevent visible signs of aging caused not only by the sun, but also by digital overexposure from computer and mobile screens.
Keep your skin barrier and biome strong – facial serums and oils
Look for skincare products that contain essential fatty acids and probiotics like natural oils and lactobacillus ferment plants.
Cream-based moisturizers may be good at penetrating skin with moisture but they don’t help to seal moisture in. Oils on the other hand not only penetrate skin with good, fatty oils, they also help lock in moisture in the process so all the hydration doesn’t just evaporate. Some say that facial oils and serums are the holy grail of skincare products especially during winter season. Wonder products to boost your skin hydration, luminosity and overall condition.
Here we have created easy choices for you for different skin concerns:
Circulove CALM Face + Eye Serum – soothing and hydrating serum for all skin types, especially for stressed, oily and sensitive skin. Also excellent after shaving. Water-based serum is perfect for adding hydration.
Circulove SMOOTH Nourishing Face oil – renewing and moisturizing oil for all skin types, especially dry and mature skin. Can also be used as facial massage oil. Waterless face oil is perfect to add moisture by locking moisture in.
If you do find your skin to be dryer during winter, layering is key and your products should always be applied in a particular order. Your lighter day cream or serum should go on first, and follow with rich facial oil which will act as barrier, allowing the moisture to be kept in the skin’s layers rather than pulled out by the dry outside air.
Remember: Circulove DAY CREAM with safe mineral SPF should always be applied on top. So if your skin is very dry, use Circulove CALM Serum before day cream to add hydration or mix day cream with Circulove SMOOTH Face Oil with day cream to lock in moisture.
Exfoliation is key – but only once a week
While you may think exfoliation should be avoided if your skin is feeling a little dry, the opposite is true. Gentle exfoliation shifts sluggish skin cells to reveal fresh skin and promote a healthy glow. You can go for homemade exfoliators to avoid redness and irritation.
Beauty tip: mix Circulove SMOOTH Facial Oil with fine-grained salt. Apply to moist skin, massage gently and rinse off excess.
As always, remember to drink lots of water. Hydration of the body is so important for hydration of the skin as well.
Tailoring skincare routine according to the seasons really helps tune into body’s needs. Our skin often tells us when we need to make changes – it’s really just up to us to listen and be mindful!
And most importantly, just enjoy!
by Circulove beauty experts <3
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