Has winter left your skin looking dull? While the season offers a reprieve from excess sweating and high humidity, the cold weather can come with its own challenges. For example, you may have noticeably drier skin, more pronounced fine lines or wrinkles, and even redness and irritation. If winter seems to have left its mark on your skin, we’ve created six steps for getting your skin ready for spring in no time.
Hydration and Nutrition
Before you begin our six-step skin prep list, make sure you’re treating your skin from the inside out. While winter is known to dry out our skin the most, staying hydrated is important all year long regardless of the season. Not only does staying hydrated help soften the look of fine lines, but getting enough water will help maintain your skin’s elasticity.
Also, make sure you’re filling your body with healthy meals and snacks. Limit sugars, salty snacks, processed meats, fried foods, and other foods that are high on the glycemic index (GI) since they trigger premature aging as well as acne.
Okay, let’s get started!
Step 1: Exfoliate
Dead skin cells, pollution, build-up of dirt, and leftover make-up can wreak havoc on your skin by clogging pores and causing acne, dry patches, and other irritations. By exfoliating your skin once or twice a week you can slough off the dead cells and make way for cleaner brighter skin.
Tip: For the best results, take your skin type into consideration so you can pick the right products (whether it’s a scrub or just a washcloth and warm water) and avoid harming the skin or causing breakouts.
Step 2: Treat Your Skin to a Serum
Serums are like the one-two punch to your skin game. With a higher potency of ingredients, they are great for targeting a host of skin concerns from dark spots and wrinkles to firming and hydrating.
So what makes the Age-Defying Intensive Repair Serum™ ahead of the competition? Featuring a patented breakthrough in skin care technology from Korea, our Synchronized Peptide Complex™ makes your skin smoother, softer, firmer, and brighter in as little as 30 days!
Step 3: Don’t Skimp on the SPF
Don’t let spring showers, cloudy days, or cooler temps lower your guard against sun protection. By adding an SPF to your morning routine and reapplying as necessary, you can get in the habit of protecting your skin from skin spots, burns, and premature aging.
According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, SPF helps prevent premature skin aging caused by the sun, including wrinkles, sagging and age spots. Not sure how to choose the right SPF? Check out this article from the American Cancer Society®.
Step 4: Moisturize Like a Boss
Chapped lips, dry, flaky skin… it must be winter! Choosing the right moisturizer for the season—think extra hydrating in winter— is imperative.
Scientists know how to make skin look younger: growth factors. However, even the most potent growth factors break down quickly under real-world conditions. That’s why we created our Ultimate Revitalizing Cream™ featuring Synchronized Peptide Complex—yes, just like the serum! Ready to experience smoother, softer, firmer, and brighter skin? Try it out, and get noticeably better skin in 30 days!
Step 5: Try a Mask
Whether it’s reducing irritation or exfoliating and moisturizing, there’s a mask for every skin care. For an easy DIY mask with minimal ingredients, we love this hydrating one from Dr. Rodney that was featured on self.com which may help reduce redness, increase moisture, and exfoliate all in one!
Hydrating Avocado Mask
Mix ½ a ripe avocado (mashed), 1 tsp. raw honey, and 1 tsp. plain full-fat yogurt. Apply to face, leave on for 15 minutes, then rinse off with warm water.
Step 6: Add in Collagen
Did you know that physiologically, you reach your peak at age 25? In fact, one of the primary reasons why we show our age is that our bodies produce less and less collagen after the age of 25. Collagen can help strengthen bones, lubricate joints and do wonders for hair and nails!
Our Happy Collagen™ is the world’s first Triple Peptide Complex collagen, with three types of collagen! It helps prevent collagen breakdown, restore collagen synthesis, and nourish all three layers of the skin matrix.† Plus, there’s a potent metabolic booster to support weight loss and of course, that dose of “happy” you’ve come to expect from all of our products. Add Happy Collagen to your morning coffee or smoothie, evening tea or any dessert!
†These product statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.