For many people, the cold days of winter bring on more than just fun in the snow and Starbucks winter flavors. The cold air can leave us battling dry, itchy, dull skin. Luckily, by taking some extra care to keep your skin moisturized as the days grow chilly, you can improve your skin’s health and appearance.
1) Cleanse: I prefer a cleanser that doesn’t lather for the winter months. You want your skin to feel clean after washing but you don’t want it to feel tight or dry. My favorite all year cleanser is Bobbi Brown’s Soothing Cleansing Oil. This 2 in one cleanser breaks down makeup as it cleanses. Excellent for all Skin Types and won’t clog pores.
2) Prep: Choose a preparative lotion to apply before your skincare routine to maximize skin’s moisture for fresher, smoother, firmer skin. I love Bobbi Brown’s Extra Treatment Lotion which works on Normal to extra dry skin types. This water-based lotion is perfect for anyone who needs an extra moisture boost and who likes their skin soothed, calm and more even looking. I truly find that this product leaves the skin looking plumped and radiant (without a sticky residue).
3) Moisturize: Bobbi’s Extra Repair Cream is hands down my favorite winter moisturizer. It has all the benefits of Bobbi’s cult-favorite, Extra Repair Moisturizing Balm without the heaviness. This lightweight yet luxurious cream leaves skin looking fresher, smoother and firmer — for a healthier-looking appearance over time. Best part about it? It’s meant to prep the skin for seamless foundation application so it will make your foundation look even better than you thought possible!
4) Eye Cream: So many people ask me if its really necessary to use eye cream in a addition to face cream and I always say “ABSOLUTELY!” The skin around the eyes is more fragile, more prone to dryness, and quicker to show age and fatigue. Eye creams are formulated specifically for this delicate area, so they tend to be thicker and contain more oil than a regular facial lotion. They have a lot of active ingredients aimed at the problems we see around the eyes so they can be very helpful in the fight against wrinkles. Keep the skin hydrated and you’ll be amazed at the results!
I like to go with Bobbi’s Extra Repair Eye cream in the colder months. This special cream is packed with peptides, natural plant oils and humectants that target fine lines, wrinkles, dark circles, puffiness and dryness. This rich, concentrated cream visibly revives eyes. It can be used morning and night and works beautifully under concealer.