The best morning skincare routine for hydrated skin:
Wash your face with lukewarm water as opposed to hot water as this will help prevent stripping the skin of its natural oil.
During cold winter months, replace your Glycolic or Vit C cleanser with an oil-based cleanser. My Power Cleansing Balm is made of skin-nourishing ingredients like meadowfoam seed oil, Shea butter, rose geranium and Borage oil leaving your skin deeply nourished and well cleansed without any of the stripping effects caused by foaming agents.
My favorite evening hydrating routine in the winter includes lots of product layering. I like to have my clients use my Soufflé Moisturizer as a base, then add my Luxurious Face Oil on top right before bed. (even better if you can sleep with a humidifier in your room at night to add further moisture).
Mid-day ways to rehydrate include:
Eat foods high in water content to help hydrate from the inside out, examples include watermelon, apples, and watery veggies like tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini and carrots.
For an office with high heat blowing, keep a moisturizer at your desk and reapply as needed to keep skin moist. Also choose an oil-based one, not petroleum, which can further dry your skin. Keep in mind, a water-based moisturizer will not hydrate as well as an oil based one in the winter. Bonus points if you can find a moisturizer that doesn’t clog pores…I created my Soufflé Moisturizer with meadowfoam seed and jojoba oil, the perfect combination to deliver and retain moisture deep into skin cells.
Tricks of the trade:
Exfoliate your lips 3 x a week in winter with a toothbrush and then apply nourishing lip balm.
For extra hydration and a spa-like treatment at home, try this:
My La Vie en Rose Quartz Face Roller can be dipped in a cup of warm water for 30 seconds and will transform into a luxuriously soothing facial stone massage by gently rolling in a smooth outward motion. For the ultimate sensorial experience, massage in a few drops of my Luxurious Face Oil prior and enjoy the added relaxation effect of the aroma of sweet orange blossom and rose geranium as the combination of the warmth and the rolling further penetrate the oil into the skin, sealing in moisture and hydration. It’s a spa experience at home!