Winterize your skin

  • What a mild Michigan winter we are experiencing this year! Regardless of the snow or no snow, with winter comes forced heat (which dries the air in our homes), less humid outside air, and harsh, cold winds.  As we combat these conditions by applying layers of clothing to our body, we should also layer and protect our skin!

    For protecting your skin, I have a skin regimen that involves three simple steps:

    1. Cleanse
    2. Layer
    3. Protect

    1. Cleanse but don’t strip moisture.

    • For someone with dry, sensitive skin, this means using a creamy cleanser twice a day.  (Not a creamy cleanser once a day and plain water once a day- water is drying to the skin).  Try using:
        • Glymed Plus Mega-Purifying Cleanser
        • Eminence Organics Calm Skin Chamomile Cleanser
        • Pevonia Botanica Sensitive Skin Cleanser
    • For someone with combination or oily skin, use a sulphate free foaming cleanser once a day and a creamy cleanser once a day. (No facial pads. Oily skin people should resist the urge to cleanse twice a day with a foaming cleanser in the winter, as your skin will produce more oil when it gets stripped of moisture).  In conjunction with a creamy cleanser listed above try using:
        • Glymed Plus Gentle Facial Wash (with 10% Glycolic Acid)
        • Eminence Organics Citrus Exfoliating Wash
        • Eminence Organics Stone Crop Gel Wash
    • For acne prone skin, use a medicated cleanser once a day and a creamy cleanser once a day. (Resist the urge to cleanse twice a day with an oil free cleanser.  Breakouts respond positively to hydration. On the other hand avoid creamy cleansers with pore clogging mineral oils).  In conjunction with a creamy cleanser listed above try using:
        • Glymed Plus Sal-Ex Cleanser
        • Glymed Plus Skin Wash
        • Eminence Organics Clear Skin Probiotic Cleanser

    2. Layer with a serum- when the skin needs fatty acids and a hydration boost.

    • For sensitive, dry skin, look for serums with Propolis or Alpha Lipoic Acid:
        • Pevonia Propolis Concentrate
        • Glymed Plus Cell Protection Serum
    • For dull, dry, or combination skin, look to the nourishment of fatty acids and vitamin C:
        • Glymed Plus Cell Protection Serum
        • Glymed Plus Stem Cell Power Serum
        • Pevonia Botanica “C” Complexe
    • For oily and acne prone skin, I recommend boosting your light-weight moisturizer with a layer of oil-free hydration and anti-inflammatory ingredients:
        • Glymed Plus Ultra-Hydro Gel
        • Glymed Plus Stem Cell Power Serum

    3. Protect skin against dry, harsh conditions with a daytime moisturizer.

    • For sensitive, dry skin, use a oil-rich moisturizer with calming properties:
        • Glymed Plus Vitamin E Sensual Cream
        • Eminence Organics Calm Skin Chamomile Moisturizer
    • For dull, dry, and combination skin, use moisturizers with fatty acids and stimulating ingredients:
        • Glymed Plus Vitamin E Sensual Cream
        • Eminence Organics Stone Crop Whip Moisturizer
    • For oily, sensitive skin, a light-weight, calming moisturizer works best:
        • Eminence Organics Rosehip Whip Moisturizer
    • For oily (not sensitive) skin, try a protective but not clogging moisturizer:
        • Glymed Plus Daily Mega-Moisture Repair Cream
        • Eminence Organics Sugar Plum Oil-Free Revitalizer
    • For acne prone skin, protection with active acne-fighting ingredients is best:
        • Glymed Plus Daily Mega-Moisture Repair Cream
        • Eminence Organics Clear Skin Probiotic Moisturizer

    This skin regime will help you protect your skin against the winter elements, as well as maintain balanced, healthy skin. Stay warm and protected this winter! Up next, moisturizing with winter body oils.

    Date published: 20 February, 2012
    Categories Facial Care