It's that time of year where the weather dips every other day and our skin starts looking and feeling tight and dry. Inevitably, we receive many questions about getting on top of the dryness or remedying it. There are a handful of different factors to consider that you may or may not need to switch up or add to your routine. Here are our quick tips to get you through the changing seasons:
Switch up your cleanser!
If you typically use a foaming/gel cleanser, your skin might appreciate a pivot to a more gentle and moisturizing cleanser. Consider an oil, balm or milky cleanser that will leave your skin with a bit more moisture than a foaming cleanser would. Although it's a quick step, you would be surprised at how much better your skin will feel!Hannah's pick : Mara Algae Enzyme Cleansing Oil
Josh's pick : Augustinus Bader The Cream Cleansing Gel
Add a hydrating mist or serum!
Hydration is key during the colder months. Making sure your skin is properly hydrated will make the biggest difference in the texture of your skin. When our skin is not hydrated, it is restricted from producing enzymes that naturally slough off dead skin. When this dead skin builds up, we are left with texture that can lead to breakouts. Utilizing a hydration serum or mist with ingredients like hyaluronic acid, glycerin, propandiol - to name a few - will help attract water deep into your skin for longer hydration. This will be applied to a clean face, before your moisturizer. This does not replace a moisturizer, but will work in tandem with a moisturizer to reduce dryness and irritation.Torri's pick : Josh Rosebrook Hydration Boost Concentrate
Josh's pick : Josh Rosebrook Hydrating Accelerator & Royal Fern Phytoactive Serum
Consider a heavier-weight moisturizer!
What does heavier-weight mean? A moisturizer with a higher lipid/oil content will be richer in texture and therefore a heavier weight. The additional oil will help create a barrier for your skin to retain hydration longer. Even if you have oily skin, a moisturizer with oil is not a bad thing - it can even help regulate the oil production in your skin over time.
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