Get the glow this holiday season.
The festive season can mark the start of many nights wearing heavier makeup, indulging in extra sweets, and a tad more alcohol consumption.
Not only this, but the colder weather and constant temperature change can dry out our skin leaving it feeling dehydrated and lacklustre.
All the fun and the winter freeze can and will take its toll on our faces, so getting a good routine in place helps us feel tip-top and ready to shine.
Switch Up The Cleanser
Cleansing is key no matter the season but during the Winter months, it’s especially critical to use a product that won’t strip our skin.
Stay clear of exfoliating cleansers and go for more hydrating products such as the Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip Cleanser, which whilst it gives the face a thorough clean also heavily hydrates it.
Another from Sunday Riley, a VA favourite brand, is their Blue Moon Cleansing Balm, a spa-like product which gently cleanses but holds on tightly to our skin’s natural oils.
Invest In A Heavier Moisturiser
The air much less humid in winter than in summer and it alone does a fair job at removing a lot of our skin’s natural hydration.
Switching up our day and night moisturiser to a heavier one will ensure our skin remains plump and nourished.
The Kiehl’s Ultra Face Cream is a great place to start. This product is known for its ultra-hydrating capabilities even in the harshest of weather conditions and its gentle formula keeps our skin feeling protected and well-balanced.
A VA favourite is the Nutri Filler Replenishing Cream from Filorga; an extremely effective nourishing cream which regenerates the skin and leaves the face’s contour more defined. Win/win.
Serums + Oils
Oils and serums are an obvious choice for an even more intense treatment to the skin.
They’re a real treat for the skin and something to indulge in.
The Darphin 8-Flower Nectar gets the VA approval and is as dreamy as it sounds. An elixir formulated with the essence of eight precious flowers in every bottle, the nectar can transform skin’s appearance overnight.
Our second choice is Dr Barbara Sturm’s Hyaluronic Serum, an outstandingly clever product. Using molecules it deeply hydrates the skin whilst also smoothing out fine lines and giving a radiant complexion.
Masks + Balms
Masks are great for the days we’re looking for a little more skin goodness.
The SK-II Facial Treatment Masks pack a punch. In an instant boost, skin’s natural suppleness is restored and feels wonderfully soft.
Lastly, but certainly not least, is a good lip balm. A great balm will keep chapped lips at bay and ensure every inch of our skin is taken care of.
By Terry’s Baume de Rose, although an expensive product, lasts for an extremely long time. Its delicately scented formula, hydrates and repairs lips and cuticles; an all-time favourite in the beauty industry.
A winter edition skin routine will work wonders and get our skin glowing and ready for the festive glamour.
Making these changes will also ensure our skin is well prepared to make the switch again when the hotter months arrive.
There’s nothing I love more than a winter glow.
Happy skin holidays!
Face the Freeze
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