How to Find Your Perfect Winter Skincare Routine
Wind chill, snow, and below-zero temperatures pretty much sums up Canadian winter. They also happen to be factors in causing major problems in the skin department, whether it’s a case of red patchy spots or serious itchiness. While we’ve answered your winter beauty questions and rounded up must-have products according to the weather outside, it seems like we’re still searching for tried-and-true tips on how to tackle winter with glowy, moisturized skin. Cue our Beauty Panel. From sharing layering techniques to winter essentials, scroll through to see how our Beauty Panelists are facing winter with their best face forward.
Ottawa | Twenty York Street
Oh, winter. You are indeed stunning and magical, but you can wreak such havoc to our skin and hair. That’s why I’m super cautious when it comes to skincare during the winter. While I used to mix and match products in the past, I’ve decided it’s much more effective to use products from the same line and Reversa has been my go-to this season. After cleansing, I layer the Reversa skin smoothing body lotion for my body, SIBU Eye Cream for the eyes and Reversa Antioxidant Booster Serum for my face for an extra boost of goodness. Followed by the Reversa Cream SPF 30 as you can’t forget about sun protection even with the dark wintry days. For extra care against the harsh elements, I compliment my routine with the brand’s anti-redness soothing care and multi-tasking care, which you can use on your face, eye contour, neck and décolleté. But when I feel like splurging for something luxurious, I top it off with La Prairie’s Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil. Now I’m ready for winter.
Products used: Reversa Antioxidant Booster Serum, Reversa Radiance Cream SPF 30, Reversa Anti-Redness Soothing Care, Reversa Multi-Tasking Care, Reversa Skin Smoothing Body Lotion, La Prairie Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil and SIBU Beauty Eye Cream
Vancouver | Blush Rouge
Wind burn, freezing temps and the sudden change from the cold climate outdoors to heat blasting indoors; winter conditions can wreak serious havoc on your precious skin. That’s why taking extra care during this time of year is so important in your beauty routine. Below are my fave essentials for keeping your skin soft and pretty during these winter months.
Doing a thorough cleansing step with your skin is so essential, which is why I love the face brushes that are out on the market right now. Pair the brush with your favourite face wash and you get an amazing dirt-busting duo. The brush allows the cleanser to get deep into your pores, leaving you with an uber clean, soft and freshly exfoliated finish.
With moisturizers I find it so important to put quality ingredients on your skin. I trust and love the Èminence skin care line. It is organic and has really beautiful ingredient combinations so you can feel confident and excited about taking care of your skin. They have some amazing scrubs and deep moisturizers that are perfect for the winter months. My personal favourite is the grape antioxidant serum. Although being a bit lighter in consistency, I find it does just the trick for me, keeping my skin glowy and fresh throughout any season.
And don’t forget about your lips! Cold temps can make your pucker less than smooth and soft, so keep those lips in check with a gorgeous lip scrub. This one from Bite Beauty has yummy ingredients such as pistachio, grape seed and cherry. Finish off with your favourite lip balm and you’ll be ready for some winter kissing.
Products used: Olay Professional Pro X Advanced Cleansing System, Èminence Organics Grape Antioxidant Serum and Bite Beauty Fruit Scrub in “Whipped Cherry”