‘Tis the season… for irritated, flaky skin. Sorry, we don’t mean to sound like a Scrooge, but let’s face it: Cold, blustery conditions outside and dry, warm temperatures inside can dehydrate and aggravate the skin, leaving it raw and red.
This winter, forgo the “Rudolph red nose reindeer” look and unlock holiday-ready radiance with our winter skincare recommendations—read on!
SEEK OUT SERIOUS, CLEAN EMOLLIENTS
When skin is at its driest, it needs serious hydrators that provide lasting, deep moisture from AM to PM. The entire eXO Skin Simple collection was formulated to infuse the complexion with ultra-rich, nourishing hydration from emollients like noni, macadamia nut, grapeseed and coconut oils. These clean ingredients are also the gentlest possible lubricants for skin, naturally refreshing fragile complexions.
Make no mistake: When your skin is wind-chapped, it is NOT the time for a chemical peel! With that noted, sloughing away dead skin cells is important for looking fresh-faced, plus is a critical first step in the hydration process (you want to hydrate new skin cells, not old ones!). We like to use simple exfoliants like this one and follow up with a healthy application of eXO Face. Added bonus: eXO’s Zen3 exosome formula helps to speed up cell turnover, assisting in the exfoliation process.
The holidays can mean champagne brunches and cocktail-filled holiday parties. While we love a sparkling drink just as much as the next person, alcohol has severe dehydrating effects, particularly for the skin. Ensure you are staying hydrating from the inside-out by limiting your booze intake and drinking plenty of water: At least eight, 8-ounce glasses per day; more if your skin is feeling lackluster and more if you’re feeling tipsy! (We won’t tell anyone.)
APPLY AND REAPPLY AS NEEDED
With eXO Face, you’ll find that slathering on a healthy layer to the face both morning and evening will be sufficient for locking in all-important hydration. BUT: If skin craves extra TLC, don’t be shy about spot applying as needed. At 1.7 ounces, our signature moisturizer travels easily, making on-the-go use a breeze; it’s even TSA friendly, so feel to pack it with you on a flight!
INVEST IN A HUMIDIFER
If you’ve got your heater on blast like we do, you’re probably sucking any and all moisture out of the air in your bedroom. This is where a humidifier plays a key role in saving your skin. (Incidentally, humidifiers are also wonderful for those suffering from allergies and sinus issues!) The options are limitless, but if you want the Rolls Royce of humidifiers, why not splurge on this one?
When skin is stressed, do not layer on a bunch of lotions and potions, as having (theoretically) hundreds of ingredients compete for attention on your face is a recipe for skin SOS. Streamline and simplify with one moisturizer—ahem, eXO Face—and keep your makeup to a minimum. If you crave a little more action, feel free to add in a simple swipe of lip balm! Kisses, babes.