Winter weather always gives us cause to bust out richer moisturizers and hydrating creams. But, with warmer temperatures on the horizon, you may want to rethink your entire skin regimen. To give us tips on how-to prep your skin for the season, we asked skincare pro Donna Paty, Kiehls’ National Education Manager to give us her four tips on achieving great skin (just in time for warmer weather!). Here’s what we gleaned:
GET YOUR SKIN CHECKED
Depending on the season and current lifestyle, your skin can change and evolve over time or through various activities. “We recommend doing a healthy skin check at least once a season so you can adjust your routine to meet your skin’s changing needs,” says Donna.
We recommend: Kiehls’ Fresh Start Program is the perfect place to start–offering complimentary skincare samples customized to your needs.
“Generally, in the warmer months, you should increase your usage of cleaners, toners, scrubs and/or masks. And, switch to lighter-weight moisturizers,” explains Donna. This will assist your skin to adapt to the climate and achieve healthy-looking skin.
We recommend: The Tumeric and Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque, an exfoliator that instantly brightens your skin and smells delicious too!
“In colder months, you should make the switch to gentler or less frequent cleansing/exfoliating, and switch to richer moisturizer. It’s also ideal to add hydration using a serum or facial oil,” says Donna.
We recommend: Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate, which will help keep your skin hydrated and smooth especially during the cooler Canadian winters.
Spring, summer, winter or fall–there's one skincare essential you shouldn't skip out on: SPF. “The daily use of a broad-spectrum sun protection formula year-round, as the cornerstone of every regimen for healthy, younger-looking skin is vital,” stresses Donna. “Even when you are simplifying your routine, you should never skimp on sun protection.”
We recommend: Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50+, perfect for sensitive skin and emits a silky smooth texture.