It’s still fall but as the weather cools down it’s time to rethink your daily skincare routine. The general steps remain the same, but you’ll need to swap out a few of your products. If your local weather is moderate year-round you may not need to make as many changes.
Gently Cleanse Morning And Night
As the weather gets cooler and dryer you need to ensure that your skincare products aren’t zapping moisture. It’s a misconception that harsh or tingly products do a better job of cleansing your skin, when in reality they irritate, dry and strip your skin of its natural pH balance. In the summer you may prefer a light foaming cleanser but in the winter, a creamy hydrating cleanser may be your preference. Winter is also the ideal time to give double cleansing a try, even if only in the evening to remove your makeup. While you may not use a toner in the warmer weather, as it cools down tone your skin after you cleanse to remove excess dirt, oil, makeup—and to restore pH balance. We prefer a Lotion Toner during the winter months.
Repair Summer Damage With An Antioxidant-Rich Serum
Antioxidant-rich products are essential all year-round, but with fewer hours of sunlight and less time spent outdoors—fall and winter are the ideal time to focus on repairing your skin. Find a nutrient-rich serum that addresses your individual skin care needs. Apply it directly after you tone and let it sit for 2 to 3 minutes before applying your moisturizer.
Consider A Winter Moisturizer
Cold winter air can dry your skin, so you may want to switch to a thicker and creamier moisturizer—at least during the day. Look for a product designed to combat and heal dry skin. At night, consider a powerful Tonight Cream that promotes the synthesis of collagen and regenerates the skin by activating the skin's natural repair process during the night, providing it intensively with moisture. For further protection, layer a primer on top as it will act as a barrier cream and protective layer between the winter weather and your skin. Serum and moisturizer first, then primer. You’ll still need broad-spectrum UV protection in the winter, so choose a BB cream, foundation, and powder that total SPF of around 50. This will also protect your skin from the blue rays of electronics and fluorescent lighting.
Weekly Winter Skin Care
You’ll need to continue exfoliating dead skin cells 2 to 3 days a week but consider switching to a gentle chemical exfoliator—as granular exfoliators can irritate your already dry skin. Deep cleanse your skin 2 to 3 times per week with a fast and easy to use cleansing tool. This will cleanse your pores deeper than your daily cleanser. Simplify your weekly skincare routine with a beauty tool that exfoliates and deep cleanses such as the Ultrasonic Spatula—which is MBK’s most versatile anti-aging beauty device. Follow up with a nourishing overnight mask.
Last but not least, don’t forget to layer a natural lip balm on your lips in the winter and to carry creamy hand lotion with you to apply after you wash your hands!