Have you ever noticed that your skin dries out in the winter?
That’s because as the weather changes, the atmosphere is drier and moisture is drawn out of the skin and evaporates into the atmosphere. Here are some things to keep in mind as you evaluate your winter skin care routine to ensure you are providing enough hydration.
Having enough & keeping enough
The hydration process is two-fold: Having enough means that you are supplying your skin with sufficient moisture. Keeping enough means you that you prevent that moisture from evaporating.
To provide enough hydration, you need to supply water using a moisturizer or serum. Then to prevent that moisture from escaping, you need to seal it in with a facial oil. Mother nature created the skin to work this way naturally so we are taking our queue from her. See below for perfect product pairings to keep your hydration in skin.
For more than just the mirror
Stepping outside the esthetic benefits of hydration, moisture (namely water) is essential for many of the biological functions happening deep inside the layers of the skin. These functions are necessary to promote your body’s natural ability to repair and rejuvenate. Water is vital to healthy skin.
First things first
The order of operations in the application of products is extremely important to ensure optimal hydration. As we know oil and water do not mix so we need to consider this when applying oil-based products. Remember oil sits on top of water and prevents its evaporation therefore water-based products should always be applied first, followed by oil-based products. Applying water on top of oil will prevent the water-based products from penetrating the skin, rendering them ineffective.
So, you want wonderful winter skin?
Consider a two-step hydration routine pairing your Hyaluronic Time Erase Serum with Age Defense Bioflavonoid Moisturizer or Hyaluronic Time Erase Moisturizer with Yarrow Oil. Also, remember to always use the water-based product first and the oil-based product second to seal in the moisture. Your skin and body will thank you for it!