Save Some Face: W&D’s Six Winter Skin Care Tips



Here are six winter skin care tips I follow to keep my glow going, even when it’s nasty outside. Even if you’re drinking plenty of water and wearing SPF, taking care of winter skin can be an uphill battle!

1. Switch It Up. As our wardrobe changes with the seasons, so should our moisturizers. The biggest challenge during these winter months is staying hydrated. Try swapping your gel moisturizer for a water-based one. I like Belif – believe in truth (The true cream) the moisturizing bomb. It works hard for you all day long. I have dry skin and more often than not, most moisturizers leave me needing a mid-day application. I love the thick, creamy texture of Belif. It smells clean and fresh. My skin has all the moisture it needs to look good throughout the day.

2. Get Glossy. It may seem counterproductive to put oil on your face, but believe me, using a good face oil really puts the glow in your glow. I’ve been treating my skin with oils for years now, and my favorite product at the moment is Kiehl’s – Daily Reviving Concentrate. It is a great addition to my water-based moisturizer because it adds an extra dose of super concentrated vitamins to improve brightness and tone. I use this daily.

3. Give It A Polish. The top layer of your skin needs a good polish just like a pane of glass. The best way to keep your skin looking bright, dewy and clear is to exfoliate consistently. I’m a big fan of Kate Somerville – ExfoliKate. This bright green formula is powerful enough to cut through stubborn dead skin without being too harsh. I rub it on in the shower and then let it sit while I shave. It tingles a bit, and I like that you can feel it working! Bonus? It smells like gingerbread cookies.

4. Turn Back Time. I go on the defense against wrinkles with Pacific Seed Serum – TNB. It nourishes aging skin with bioactive ingredients from the ocean to improve barrier function, increases moisture retention and restore suppleness. The results? Plumper skin, fewer fine lines.

5. Take Extra (Eye) Care. Same rules apply to your eye moisturizer, it’s best to switch it up in the winter. My absolute favorite eye product is Rose – Hydrating Eye Gel Cream – Fresh. First and foremost, the smell makes me feel like I’m at the spa. Secondly, it provides 30 hours of continuous moisture and instantly illuminates and refreshes tired-looking eyes.

6. Shine Bright. Now is the time to use a weekly face mask treatment for an extra layer of protection against the dry climate. Fresh – Rose Face Mask – Infused with real rose petals is a super unique product. This mask is 50 percent pure rosewater and boasts an average of two-and-a-half roses per jar. Not only does this mask restores radiance and suppleness, it has a nice cooling effect on irritated, dry skin.

If you’re looking to refresh your skincare regime and need to talk to an expert, I recommend visiting the skincare department at Sephora, Nordstrom, or Neiman’s. Take inventory of your problem areas before shopping and be sure to ask questions! They should be able to get you on the right path to a gorgeous winter glow.

Image: 2nd Truth Photography

BY Kate Arends - February 18, 2016

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February 18, 2016 11:14 am

We love this! Skincare is so important to create a good base for makeup (and just in general!).

February 19, 2016 1:21 am
Love reading your blog. Have a nice week.

February 19, 2016 9:37 am

We cannot underestimate the Importance of Skin Care. Skin is the largest organ of the human body. Generally people take their skin very much for granted, they don’t think about skin’s functions and its importance, until some problem occurs or they injure themselves. It is important to take proper care of our skin for maintaining a youthful and healthy look. There are many different ways to take care of skin, from various different home remedies to many products available in the market, one should, however, choose the right type of remedy for skin, based on his/her skin type. From household… Read more »

February 20, 2016 3:11 am

Perfect items 🙂 Have a nice week-end.

February 21, 2016 2:12 am

Winter always seems to do bad for my skin. I was looking for items to help my skin feel better.

girl C

March 6, 2016 12:26 pm

Brilliant post, thank you for sharing
Winter is so harsh on my already dry skin, these are just the treats I need to help it through the season

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