New year, new routine
Change comes in many forms whenever a new season hits—a change in wardrobe, school schedules, commutes, meals, sleep. Did you know that we should also switch up our skin care routine to adapt to weather’s effects on our skin? When the cold winter months hit, my sensitive skin tends to get dry out very quickly, so I like to hydrate multiple times throughout the day. And with the start of the new year, it’s a perfect time to clean out your beauty products and level up your skin care routine.
Top skin care swaps for winter
from Honest Beauty, certified Target Clean.
Prime + Perfect Mask is so satisfying—it’s one of my all-time fave products. Loaded with antioxidants (hello, facial smoothie), this skin-reviving mask is the perfect way to wake up my skin in the morning before I apply the rest of my skin care products. It’s my “Me Moment” on the daily! I love the way it makes my skin look smoother and firmer. Best of all, it works great for all skin types.
If you are prone to clogged pores, it’s important to do a weekly detox even during the winter season. 3-in-1 Detox Mud Mask is just what you’ll need. Jeju volcanic ash, activated charcoal and white bentonite draw out impurities and soak up excess oil without drying out my skin. I even use it as an overnight spot treatment. Pro tip: Dry winter months are a perfect time to double mask—apply this mask to your T-zone and Prime + Perfect Mask everywhere else.
Now it’s time to get glowing! After washing your face, apply a brightening serum to help your skin look radiant. My glow go-to is our Vitamin C Radiance Serum. Vitamin C and pearl extract help me instantly appear more even and illuminated. And while some vitamin C serums can be drying, Honest’s has hyaluronic acid to keep skin hydrated. It’s a great addition to any skin care routine to improve the appearance of skin over time.
Because winter skin is thirsty, I love to use the ultra-hydrating Hydrogel Cream for my daytime skin care. The cooling and soothing texture is like giving your skin a big drink of water. It feels super lightweight yet delivers SO much moisture. You can literally feel the water breaking as you apply it to your skin. If you have sensitive skin like me, you prefer oil-free moisture that still leaves skin feeling hydrated and fresh. Who says you can’t get that dewy glow even in the winter?
I’m obsessed with our Calm + Heal Melting Balm. Made for dry skin types, it will become your go-to to help your skin withstand the elements. I slather on this balm day and night during extra-dry winter months. Apply to heal dry skin woes, relieve chapped skin and protect against the effects of cold weather. Made with allantoin and our Calming Phyto-Blend, it’s great for combo, dry or sensitive skin types (including eczema and psoriasis-prone skin) and doesn’t clog pores.
No matter your skin tone or the season, never go without SPF protection. Even indoors, blue light from screens can cause environmental damage to our skin. That’s why I can’t go a day without our Self Defense Mineral Sunscreen. Made with Honest Sea Water, zinc oxide and titanium oxide, this lightweight fluid also protects against other environmental aggressors like pollution. You’ll love it because it blends well and doesn’t leave a film or white mask on your face. This skin care staple is my must-have 365 days a year.
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