by Lorisa Hasenbush December 02, 2020
Winter has arrived. It is time for sledding, skiing and snowboarding as well as indoor sports, like basketball, powerlifting and boxing. No matter which activity you choose, you are pushing hard and sweating. Unfortunately, while you are exercising, you are faced with extreme temperatures: cold, dry air outside and hot, dry air inside, including the gym. These extremes combined with sweat can wreak havoc on your skin, making it dry, red and flaky. Thankfully, FRÉ has great tips to keep your skin glowing this winter season.
Clean up after a good sweat
Just because it is cold does not mean you are not active and sweating. But letting sweat dry on your skin can cause breakouts. If you can, take a warm shower with a hydrating cleanser, like PURIFY BODY, after exercising. The glycerin in PURIFY BODY traps moisture into your skin, while the argan oil nourishes your skin with antioxidants. If you do not have time for a full shower, make sure to wash your face with a hydrating cleanser, like PURIFY ME. Remember to use warm, not hot water, when washing, as hot water can overly dry your skin.
Double up on hydration
The dry air both indoors and outdoors can make your skin feel parched. After cleansing your face, apply a replenishing serum, like REVIVE ME. Thehyaluronic acid in the serum helps the skin retain moisture and the chamomilla recutita flower makes the skin softer and more supple.
After applying a serum, a facial oil is a great way to double up on hydration. FRÉ’s 100% Organic Argan Oil is a wonderful way to increase hydration in your skincare routine. It is rich in fatty acids, which moisturize the skin, and antioxidants that nourish the skin. And an added bonus is that the argan oil can be used to moisturize the skin all over your body, including your lips. Use a couple drops of argan oil to keep your lips satin smooth. You also can rub a couple drops on rough patches on your body, like elbows and knees, to banish flaky skin entirely.
Protect your skin from the sun
You might be taking a walk around the block or doing competitive skiing, but remember that UV rays can still reach your exposed skin every day of the year, even during winter months. Make sure to protect your skin with a moisturizer with SPF. GLOW ME tinted defense moisturizer is a great option as it evens skin tone and hydrates your skin, while protecting it with SPF 15. If you have plans to spend the day in the snow, PROTECT ME defense facial moisturizer with SPF 30 should be your choice, as clean snow can reflect up to 90% of UV rays, increasing your exposure to the dangerous sun.
Strengthen your skin barrier
The cold temperatures and low humidity of winter weather can dehydrate your skin, creating a moisture imbalance. This imbalance can weaken your skin barrier and make your skin prone to redness and inflammation. It is important to use a restorative night cream, like RECOVER ME, to keep your skin barrier strong and healthy. The niacinamide and tocopherol repair skin damage, while the lavender oil soothes inflammation. Use RECOVER ME after PURIFY ME and REVIVE ME as part of your nightly skincare routine.
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