By Joshua Pierce, Head of Education at CredoI’m really trying hard not to make a “winter is coming” joke…. But it is! And that means your skin is about to do a whole lot of wacky stuff. The air outside gets much dryer which can lead to inflammation in the skin. It also gets much colder which doesn’t help anything. And what happens when it’s cold and dry outside? You retreat indoors with the heater on and/or a cozy fire burning. SURPRISE! Both of those things dry out your skin as well. So, grab your humidifier, and let's hunker down together and chat about a Winter Skincare Routine.
7 (Clean) Winter Skincare Routine Steps
I love a rich creamy cleanser in the winter. They are uber gentle on the skin and help it keep its natural moisture barrier intact. Pai makes incredible products for all skin types with special attention to not sensitizing the skin. If you like to wear makeup then you can follow it up with an oil cleanser. Herbivore to the rescue! Their new Moon Fruit Sleep Mask will envelop your skin in a flood of hydration as it helps to slough away dull, dead winter skin. You’ll wake up with a fresh glow and a sense of vigour that the winter blues won’t know how to react. Marie Veronique knows what’s up when it comes to skin science. Their entire line is all about respecting the skin’s microbiome and its natural ability to retain moisture. So, it’s no surprise that Marie Veronique's Barrier Lipid Complex and Barrier Restore are the ultimate serums for winter. As a super dry skin type myself, I can NOT live without this duo. I’m VERY generous with application of both products and my skin thanks me for it every day. I can show you the thank you notes to prove it.
Your skin can benefit from a luxurious cocoon of moisture during these cold, dry days. Reach for Therapi Rose Otto Propolis + Ultra Radiance Cream to give your winter skincare routine the perfect boost of hydration. Honey and propolis are deeply nourishing and can even help with collagen production. A little dab'll do ya! This rich cream is dynamite in a small package. It can be applied day or night.
Your skin is thinnest around the eye area. So it’s important to start an eye cream early on in your life and NEVER skip a day. The skin is delicate and needs all the love it can get. Goop Goopgenes All-in-One Nourishing Eye Cream is a burst of hydration. Helping to plump out fine lines so they’re less visible.
Lips get hit the hardest by cold, dry air. Cracking, splitting, sometimes bleeding lips are horrible to deal with! You can soften that pout with Sahajan’s Lip Karma in vanilla! Incorporate this lip balm into your skincare routine during winter for the TLC your lips need. Cushiony, pillowy, nourished lips are one swipe away.
Although you may be indoors far away from a beach, or in general not getting as much sun as you think you do in warmer months, you still need to protect your skin from harmful sun damage! Eleven By Venus Williams has created a fabulous serum packed with mineral SPF to shield your skin from those rays while keeping it hydrated at the same time!
These are just a few options for a winter skincare routine. Everyone’s skin is unique and can benefit from lots of different products. So, if you’re reading this and questions are bubbling up about your skincare routine during winter, you can chat with one of our Clean Beauty Experts via our Credo Live chat at the bottom right of your screen. We’re happy to get to the bottom of your specific skincare needs and plan the perfect winter regimen for unique, beautiful you!