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by Lorisa Hasenbush December 04, 2023
Winter is here with its cold, dry weather outdoors and its hot, dry heating systems indoors. Since the water content of the epidermis, the outer layer of skin, usually reflects the environment around it, winter skin tends to be dry and flaky. Luckily, you CAN have healthy, soft skin in the winter. The key is to moisturize! Let’s talk about the steps to take to keep your skin moisturized and hydrated all winter long.
Cleanse with a hydrating cleanser
Wash your face with lukewarm water, since hot water can strip your skin of its natural oils. Use a hydrating cleanser, like PURIFY ME, to wash away grime and dead skin cells. PURIFY ME contains glycerin, which attracts water from the air and draws it into the skin, and shea butter, which softens and hydrates skin without clogging pores.
Apply serum to nourish your skin
After cleansing your skin, apply serum. Choose a serum that will hydrate and nourish your skin, like REVIVE ME, which is enriched with niacinamide, vitamin E, and hyaluronic acid, to lock in moisture, hydrate, and plump skin.
Moisturize your skin with a rich cream
Now let’s talk about the star of the show—a rich moisturizing cream, like MOISTURIZE ME. In the winter, your skin needs a cream that works three times as hard, containing humectants, emollients, and occlusives to keep your skin super moisturized.
Humectants are ingredients that extract water from the air and pull it into the skin. MOISTURIZE ME contains glycerin and hyaluronic acid, which draws water from the air into the skin. In addition, glycerin softens skin and hyaluronic acid plumps skin, making skin look more youthful.
Emollients strengthen the skin barrier, the outermost layer of the epidermis. The skin barrier, also known as the stratum corneum, keeps water inside your body, preventing it from evaporating. MOISTURIZE ME contains ceramides, which work like glue to hold the skin cells in the skin barrier together and lock in moisture, keeping your skin soft and plump. The cream also contains FRÉ exclusive patent, Argania Active Complex™, a unique combination of argan oil, argan leaf extract, and argan stem cells. The cream’s formula is rich in fatty acids and prebiotics which strengthen and repair the skin barrier.
Occlusives create a layer on the skin and physically prevent water from escaping. The shea butter and rosehip oil in MOISTURIZE ME work as occlusives, preventing transepidermal water loss, the process of water passively evaporating through the skin and into the air.
The winter sun might not seem so bright, but it still emits harmful UV rays. It is important to apply sunscreen every day of the year to protect your skin from sun damage and premature aging. PROTECT ME mineral SPF 30 moisturizer provides mineral UV protection with non-nano zinc oxide. In addition, PROTECT ME is enriched with tocopherol, a form of vitamin E that moisturizes skin.
Use a hydrating night mask
Even though water passively evaporates through the skin and into the air throughout the day, this process increases at night, which can intensify irritation in winter skin. Overnight masks, like HYDRATE ME +, are a super effective way to replenish moisture. HYDRATE ME + contains sea buckthorn oil, Argania Active Complex™, and rosehip seed oil; these three ingredients are high in fatty acids, which strengthen the skin barrier, deeply hydrate, and soften skin.
In addition, the skin is more permeable at night, so it is the best time of day to treat the skin with high performance ingredients. HYDRATE ME + contains alpha-glucan oligosaccharide, a natural prebiotic, which heals redness and inflammation and repairs the skin barrier. The overnight mask also contains peptides, which promote collagen production, improving skin’s firmness and elasticity.
Keep your skin moisturized this winter
Winter skin might tend to be dry and flaky, but if you care for your skin with a hydrating skincare routine: cleansing, nourishing, moisturizing, protecting and treating your skin with moisturizing products, your skin will be radiant all winter long.
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