Winterize Your Skin…

Winter months can be just as wonderful as summer months with the right winter care preparation… Start the winter season on the right path and avoid the usual lackluster effects of winter skin!


Although hot, humid summer months can be the most uncomfortable for oily skin types, even the oiliest of skin can feel stripped during the winter months. Thus, it requires customized care to minimize breakouts, prevent over-drying the skin, and alleviating blemishes. TRY using non- occlusive moisturizers daily and a gentle exfoliant regularly.


This skin type has the challenge of varied characteristics such as an oily T-zone, dry cheeks, and/or blotchy red patches. TRY gentle cleansers to soothe winter sensitivity and be sure to keep those dry patches moisturized! To minimize blotchiness or redness, avoid rubbing or massaging the cheeks when using an exfoliant.


Slightly oily during the summer months and moderately dry in the winter, normal skin tends to generally appear smooth and supple throughout the seasons. To maintain the look of your skin and simultaneously cater to its seasonal needs, TRY using a gel-based cleanser and lightweight moisturizer during the summer months, then switching to a milk cleanser and a moisturizer with heavier emollient content during the winter months.


Cold, dry winter months tend to be unforgiving towards already dry skin. This skin type tends to feel drier, rougher, and tighter in the winter months because it lacks oils. It often suffers from a dull, sometimes scaly complexion. TRY using a pH balanced milk cleanser to soothe the skin as it cleanses. Switch up your exfoliant to something a little more aggressive to keep your skin from a scaly build up. Moisturizers rich in antioxidants and hydrating ingredients are ideal choices.


This skin type tends to be thin, delicate, prone to redness, inflammation, and easily irritable. As such, finding products adaptable to your skin’s temperament can be challenging. Mild cleansers, subtle exfoliants, and calming moisturizers are the best options for sensitive skin. TRY non-fragrant, pH balanced cleansers to minimize irritation. Avoid overstimulating scrubs, especially around the cheeks. TRY simple patch tests when changing skin care products.

Clayton Shagall: Promotions November 2012