When the weather turns cold, there is a different set of skin concerns you need to deal with, foremost of which is keeping the damage humidity can cause at bay. Humidity can cause fungal growth, among other skin concerns. This also makes the skin prone to redness and irritation.
It starts with cleansing. This is the best way to combat dirt and excessive oiliness in the skin. Caudalie’s Instant Foaming Cleanser is enriched with grape and sage extracts to protect skin from environmental aggressors. Chamomile extract soothes irritation and calms skin that’s susceptible to inflammation or the occasional blemish. It cleans the skin without leaving it feeling stripped.
After cleansing, exfoliation is important. Exfoliation can be done every other day, especially if you’re reaching for stronger formulations. Either way, you also have to give your body a good exfoliation.
The Kora Organics by Miranda Kerr Body Exfoliator is gel-based, and is created with bamboo stem extract and diatomaceous earth. This buffs away dead skin cells while toning and purifying the skin. The aloe vera and lemongrass in the product soothe and calm the skin, while also providing a delightful scent in the shower.
If you already suffer from some redness, turn to a gentle yet effective serum. The Murad Sensitive Skin Soothing Serum relieves dry, sensitive skin with hyaluronic acid. This ingredient is important as it helps the skin retain the right amount of moisture. Hand in hand with this is chamomile extract that soothes skin.
This weather is also a good time to be kinder to your skin when it comes to makeup. Aside from giving your skin a good cleanse, avoid heavy formulations that can clog your pores.
Go for lightweight formulations such as the Huda Beauty GloWish Multi Dew Skin Tint. This skin tint is loaded with skin-loving ingredients Damascus rose oil, red bell pepper extract and plant-derived squalane. It locks in moisture, evens out your skin tone and gives you a second-skin finish.
Despite the dark weather, don’t forget SPF. Always top off your morning routine with it, even if the clouds fill the sky. Reapply in two to three hours or as needed if you are to go out. Pai Skincare British Summer Time Zinc and Cotton Extract SPF30 Sensitive Sunscreen contains protective zinc oxide, which acts as a natural mineral filter and provides UVA and UVB protection. It also has cotton extract to repair any sun damage caused by the sun’s rays, infrared and visible radiation. It is suitable for all skin types as well. INQ
Caudalie, Kora Organics and Huda Beauty are available at Sephora PH. Murad is available at rustans.com and Pai Skincare at Net-A-Porter.