Winter is synonymous with dry, dull, dehydrated skin... but so are changes in your hormones. Which is why making a few simple adjustments to your morning skincare routine can have a dramatic impact on the way your skin looks and feels -- no matter your skin type. These three simple steps benefit dry skin, combination (t-zone oil) skin, oily skin or sensitive skin.
1. Invigorate your skin with a scrub 2 to 3 times per week.
A light manual exfoliation and massage with a scrub stimulates blood circulation, bringing oxygen and nutrients to your skin cells. This helps your serums and moisturizers work better in your skin. Try our best-selling Dermabuff Microcrystal Exfoliant or Revitalizing Scrub.
2. Pre-hydrate with a hyaluronic acid booster before your moisturizer.
Hyaluronic acid has the amazing ability to hold 1000X its molecular weight in water, plumping the skin with hydration. Unlike hydroxy acids, it's not exfoliating, simply hydrating and improving cell permeability. Apply Rest-N-Restore Intense Hydration Gel or Ultra Hydrating Serum before your moisturizer to improve moisture retention through the day.
3. Seal-in the moisture. Top your skin with a light balm.
Super-dry skin, eczema or chapped skin benefit greatly from a light application of Post Peel Recovery Balm after a moisturizer. Formulated with occlusive ingredients, balms put a protective layer of moisture over the skin to prevent transepidermal water loss (TEWL). All skin types can benefit from a layer of balm with winter snow sports to protect their skin from the environment.