At sk.in, we glow hard. Our super serums are a workout for your skin that brighten, invigorate and restore health for a flawless finish. It’s cardio for your complexion. They do the work so that you don’t have to. Now that’s what we call a great beauty routine.
Now that we’re heading into winter, atmospheric transitions bring some changes to our skin. No matter how perfect our routine may be, creating a new habit can ensure you maintain that summer glow and keep skin moisturised during cooler months. Stay ahead of the game to prevent breakouts, flare-ups and dryness with a routine tailored for the season.
Whether you invested in a great self-tanner or soaked in as much vitamin D as humanly possible, you’re likely at a point in the season where you love how your skin looks. But as winter approaches, holding onto healthy summer skin proves challenging. It’s not impossible to keep that glow on, and we have a few secrets that will keep you radiant all winter long.
Exfoliating the skin ensures that the dead skin cells that dull your complexion are removed so you can maintain your vibrancy. Ingredients such as salicylic acid combined with moisturizing emollients remove the outermost layer of skin cells while moisturizing and preserving that healthy complexion.
sk.in tip: do not use granular, brush or hard scrubs to exfoliate. This can lead to changes in the pH balance and effect the all-important skin barrier. The safest exfoliators for the skin are gentle acids like glycolic and salicylic acid that can be found in cleansers and toners or solutions.
Staying hydrated is an essential part of skin health, both in what we consume and what we put on topically. Drinking plenty of water is a starting point, but don’t stop there: add hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, ceramides, and vitamin E to your routine to ensure that your skin is prepared for efficient penetration of your creams and moisturisers. A super ingredient like hyaluronic acid preps the skin and allows for your hydrators to go deeper and stay within the skin, rather than sit on top. Helping boost the skin’s moisture content, HR soothes inflammation, maintains the skin barrier, and prevents moisture loss.
3. Your daily vitamin C
Beauty experts everywhere know the secret to glowing skin is in taking a daily dose of vitamin C. Vitamin C acts as a powerful antioxidant that brightens the skin while lightening hyperpigmentation (or any pesky sun spots you’ve collected this summer). There are many variations available, but ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate is our preferred choice of vitamin C. Ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate is well-suited for all skin types as it is lipid-soluble, so it absorbs more thoroughly without irritating the skin. It also increases UV photo-protection which boosts the efficiency of your sun screen and reduces sun damage. It’s the miracle ingredient that keeps that glow on.
4. Cool down
One of the ways we inadvertently dry out the skin is scorching showers every day. Taking hot showers does feel especially good in the winter months, but hot water can dry us out and leave the skin parched and dull. Turn down the heat for a lukewarm shower that will preserve your glow and help tighten and firm the skin. If you’re craving the heat, try steam rooms or facial steaming instead to open your pores and prepare the skin for your moisturizers in a more effective way.
No need to fake it until next summer. Shine on into winter with ingredients that work hard to keep your complexion in check, preserve your glow and keep skin healthy.
the sk.in team