Fall brings all the beautiful colors of nature but it also means lower temperatures and dry air that can disrupt skin’s balance and may lead to flaky skin, irritation, and a dull-looking complexion. You may ask yourself “Should I change my skincare routine in the winter?” and the answer to that is just like we need a soft and cozy sweater when it gets a bit chillier outside, skin deserves an extra bit of love and hydration to maintain a healthy skin barrier and improve moisture retention. Here’s what to know about your fall and winter skincare routine.
How to Prepare Skin for Winter Weather & Skincare Routine for Winter
Many tend to have dry skin in the winter so using a hydrating cleansing oil, followed by a mild cleanser may help relieve the dryness. A cleansing oil can help to replenish and nourish the skin with moisturizing oils. Try pairing Mario Badescu’s Cleansing Oil and Gentle Foaming Cleanser before applying your moisturizer for the winter days. The combination will help to deeply cleanse skin without stripping or excessively drying.
Gently Refine the Complexion
With the temperature drop at the beginning of the new season, you may notice dead skin cells build-up or visibly flaky skin. If you want to reveal a new, fresh and brighter complexion, try Mario Badescu’s Botanical Exfoliating Scrub. With the mildly exfoliating properties of Ecuadorian Ivory Palm Seeds, restorative Green Tea Extract and conditioning Coconut Extract this gentle gel-like exfoliating scrub helps to exfoliate for visibly smoother and luminous skin.
Add a Hydrating Serum for Winter
As seasons change and skin needs an extra boost of hydration, you might want to try giving your moisturizer a helping hand by pairing it with a hydrating serum for winter. Hydrating serums are packed with actives and have lower molecular weight to reach deeper into the skin. The lightweight texture of Mario Badescu’s Hyaluronic Dew Drops ensures fast absorption and helps retain moisture to leave the skin dewy, soft and supple. Hyaluronic Acid is a great humectant and this gel-serum hybrid is formulated with Sodium Hyaluronate to provide multilevel hydration, while the added Niacinamide and Lactic Acid can help to gently refine skin and visibly improve skin texture. Hyaluronic Dew Drops is a serum suitable for all skin types, as it’s oil-free and feels weightless on the skin.
For an added glow and boost of hydration in the winter, try misting your cleansed skin with one of our Facial Sprays and apply Hyaluronic Dew Drops right after spraying. This will allow the Hyaluronic Acid in the serum to draw additional moisture into the skin.
Use a Moisturizer for Winter
To lock in the moisture and support the skin barrier, use a good moisturizer for winter to help alleviate dry skin. An effective moisturizer is just like a sweater for your skin. Your facial cream can help increase the level of hydration while protecting the skin from losing existing moisture. The formula of Mario Badescu’s Hyaluronic Dew Cream is perfect all year round (but especially if you’re trying to get glowing skin in the winter). This silky moisturizer pairs Sodium Hyaluronate with Glycerin and Squalane, making it the perfect hydrating trio for everyone out there. The formula helps to moisturize skin and assist in relieving existing dryness. The added Green Tea Extract and Aloe Vera aid the skin barrier by calming the skin and soothing redness. If you need a richer moisturizer for winter, Mario Badescu’s Hyaluronic Day Cream might be just what you are looking for. Its key ingredients Hyaluronic Acid and Peanut Oil plump and replenish the skin to deliver lasting hydration without feeling heavy.
Sunscreen in Fall and Winter
This is an essential part of your skincare routine and a product that should be included every season and every single day. The sun’s UV rays in the fall and winter are just as damaging as they are in the warmer months, plus, they can also penetrate through your windows. A lot of people are concerned about the texture and formulations of sunscreen especially if their skin is more sensitive, oily or prone to breakouts. Mineral sunscreens offer the best of both worlds, they are gentle on every skin type and they offer broad-spectrum protection against harmful UV exposure. Mineral sunscreen filters create a physical barrier to block the UV rays before they penetrate the skin. Mario Badescu’s Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 provides broad-spectrum protection with a lightweight and oil-free texture, suitable for every skin type. The formula is packed with a complex of Blueberry, Cranberry and Wolfberry Fruit Extracts, rich in antioxidants that help protect the skin from environmental aggressors and support the skin’s overall health. Make sure to apply generously as the last step of your skincare routine and reapply every two hours for maximum protection, our Mineral Sunscreen with SPF 30 is fragrance-free and reef-friendly.
Evening Skincare Routine for Winter
A dry and lackluster complexion is often the main issue everyone tries to challenge in the colder months. Enhance your winter skincare by adding a powerhouse duo. Mario Badescu’s Vitamin C Serum and Ginseng Moist Cream will help you achieve a brighter and healthier look on the skin.