Ease up on actives
Skincare products like retinol and exfoliants can be quite drying, which can exacerbate hydration-related issues in winter. If you notice that your skin is drier, redder, or more sensitive than usual, try easing up on strong actives.
If you use retinol daily, perhaps only use it every second evening, or two nights on and two nights off. If this doesn’t help, you might want to consider putting strong actives into hibernation for a little while.
You should also focus on including moisture-retaining products in your routine and aim to use thicker moisturiser. If your skin is prone to flaking or peeling in winter, particularly your lips or around your nose, protect it by applying occlusive products before you leave the house and as part of your evening routine. Occlusives form a protective barrier between your skin and the environment, which helps trap moisture in your skin. Look for balms, ointments, and creams formulated with waxes, butters, lanolin, or petrolatum (like Vaseline), depending on your formulation preferences, your skin type and what won't clog your pores.
Use LED light therapy for winter skin concerns
Our SAN LUEUR Advanced LED Light Therapy Facial Mask is excellent for addressing a broad range of skincare issues, making it practical for every season. For winter specifically, LED light therapy can be useful for prompting visible skin changes such as enhancing plumpness (combatting dehydration), increasing brightness (reducing dullness), and minimising visible concerns such as fine lines and wrinkles (which appear more pronounced when your skin is dry).
LED light therapy can be used for complexion maintenance, which helps support healthy, resilient skin. Broadly speaking, when your skin is in good condition it can withstand environmental stressors better than if it were compromised. By consistently using our LED light therapy mask, your skin will be stronger and more prepared to face harsh winter conditions.
Snow bunnies need sunscreen, too
Hot, summery days are associated with lathering on sunscreen and protecting your skin from the damaging effects of the sun. But not so much with ski runs and alpine villages.
It’s critical to also protect your skin from the sun when you’re in the snow, as if you were on a toasty beach. That’s because soft blankets of powdery snow are highly reflective. If any sun is shining on the snow, it’ll reflect directly onto you. Make sure any exposed skin is covered in high SPF sunscreen.
On a similar note, just because you might see less sunlight during winter, it doesn’t mean you should adjust the frequency or amount of sunscreen you wear. It is paramount to protect your skin from the damaging effects of the sun, regardless of the time of year.
If you’re interested in learning more about how your skin can benefit from the SAN LUEUR LED Facial Mask, head to our ‘The Science, Unmasked’ page, 'SAN LUEUR Advanced LED Light Therapy Facial Mask and Results' page or our FAQs. If you have any questions or you would like to get in touch, please contact us at email@example.com.