Best Winter Cleansing for All Skin Types

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Winter Skincare Routine, Ritual and Tips for Healthy, Glowing Skin

January Focus: Cleanse

Best Winter Cleansing for All Skin Types

January 2024 is filled with resolutions and promises we make to ourselves to put our best face forward in the New Year. It’s the perfect time to update our skincare routine with seasonal favorites targeting the unique needs of our skin. It’s so important to keep our skin healthy and hydrated in the colder weather. So how do we make our skincare goals happen? One day at a time, with consistency and dedication to self-care routines and rituals. That’s the way to achieve glowing skin, at any age and any stage of life.

It’s all about taking a few moments, morning and evening, and pamper yourself to achieve healthy skin and a beautiful glow. Here are some ideas to inspire you to find effective and luxurious cleansing choices, whether you are looking for a new routine, or to add a decadent cleaning ritual during the winter months.

A Cleansing Routine:
Simplify your morning and evening facial cleansing with a SKINN Cosmetics non-negotiable cleansing duo. This two-piece AM and PM cleansing system provides just what your skin needs, at just the right time.

Wake up to a refreshing and invigorating morning cleansing treatment with Green Tea + Mint Cleanser, hydrating and purifying your face with antioxidants and mild Alpha Hydroxy Acids, making your skin feel perfectly clean and hydrated. Start you day with a luminous glow.

Finish your day with a pampering, super-rich nighttime cleansing balm in a light orange scent. Olive + Enzymes Cleanser gives your skin just what it needs at the end of the day to melt away makeup, pollution, impurities and dead skin cells. This sumptuous experience of self-care leaves your skin soothed and hydrated, smoothing the look of uneven skin texture. SKINN Cosmetics is an HSN Clean Beauty Brand, and it’s the perfect way to end the day.

A Cleansing Tip:
Once evening a week, leave Olive + Enzymes cleanser on your skin for 5-10 minutes before rinsing it off for a deeper cleansing mask treatment. The scent is intoxicating, and creates an aromatherapy experience. The enzymes go to work removing further dead skin cells and debris, leaving your skin feeling fresh and dewy.

A Cleansing Ritual:
Feel like royalty by adding a foaming milk cleanser to your morning and evening cleansing ritual. Shiseido Extra Rich Cleansing Milk offers a spa-like experience inspired by the bathing ritual of the Japanese. This refining and plumping cleanser contains Kirishima mineral spring water from Japan, supporting natural minerals for healthy-looking skin. Enjoy a spa-like experience in the comfort of your own home. It’s a beauty innovation which carries with it a rich history of Japanese beauty practices and rituals. Use this cleanser for dry, very dry and sensitive skin and is perfect for the winter months. It will deeply moisturize and balance your skin, preparing it for the other steps of your skin care. Containing Rice Germ Oil, Shiseido Extra Rich Cleansing Milk will keep your skin clean and refreshed, with no tightness.

A Cleansing Tip:
Always rinse your face with warm (not hot) water, especially in the winter, as hot water tends to dry the skin. Additionally, ending your facial cleansing with a cool (not cold) water splash can slightly close the pores for a great texture to your skin.

A Deep Cleansing Beauty Tool:
For a very effective deep cleansing and additional benefits, consider PMD Clean Pro Rose Quartz handheld facial cleansing device. This smart beauty tool gives your face a deep cleansing, removing the look of skin’s impurities. It breaks down dirt and oil from within the pores, and can be used on normal, dry, combination and oily skin types, making it a great tool for all skin types and all ages. If that weren’t enough, it addresses both loss of elasticity and skin firmness, as well as acne and blemishes.

For a true spa facial experience, the tool has “Active Warmth” Facial massage which uses heat to allow deeper absorption of skincare products due to the merging of “SonicGlow” and heat. Rose Quartz is used in many facial tools, including face rollers and gua sha, and in the PMD Clean Pro Rose Quartz facial tool, rose quartz consists of elements such as magnesium, iron and oxygen. The stone assists in reducing inflammation and tension. What a great way to pamper yourself during the cold winter months.

A Cleansing Tip:
Always read instructions thoroughly before using a new skin tool. If video demonstrations are available, be sure to review them. Make a note as to whether the tool requires water or serum as part of the treatment. Some beauty tools require batteries or charging. Use beauty tools very gently on your face so there is no pulling or tugging of the skin. Beauty tools can add a wide variety of benefits to both the effectiveness of your skincare products, and generally enhance your skincare results.

Glowing Skin Lifestyle: Practices that make all the difference

  1. Cleanse skin with products that hydrate and lock in moisture. After cleansing, leave your skin slightly damp to apply serums, oils and moisturizers.
  2. Don’t forget the sunscreen. Broad-spectrum sunscreen protects your skin even during the winter months.
  3. Consider using a steamer or humidifier to counteract the drying effects of heaters.
  4. Avoid hot showers and baths, and opt for warm showers and baths instead. Your skin will thank you.
  5. Drink plenty of liquids during the winter to stay hydrated which will make your skin look and feel younger Pomegranate Green Tea is a great super fruit tea to enhance your daily intake.
  6. January’s birthstone is the beautiful garnet (whose Latin name is derived from the word for grain, due to its rounded crystals and the similarity to the shape and color the pomegranate seeds). Take inspiration from the rich, colorful red garnet, and remember to get lots of red fruit and vegetables in your diet. Pomegranate seeds, juice and tea are all wonderful ways to get your antioxidants, which in turn is great for your skin from the inside out.
  7. As always, consistency is the key to glowing winter skin. It’s not about how much you moisturize as much as it is about how often you moisturize. While daily layering of skincare products is wonderful, rotation is often a more realistic option. Take stock of your skincare needs, and have the right products and tools to achieve and maintain healthy skin.

Takeaways: As we move through the month of January, enjoy every precious moment
of your self-care time. Cleansing is the foundation of a good skin care, so be sure to
make it a relaxing and meaningful time for yourself with the best cleansers and
cleansing tools.