When the temps fall, it’s time to up your skincare game. Cold temperatures can be especially challenging for sensitive skin. We talk about the skin’s barrier a lot, and it’s important to know that wintertime is “game on” for maximum skin protection. Read on for some tips on how to winterize your skin, and effortlessly glow:
1. Limit your time in the shower, and lower the temperature. Wash your face ONLY in lukewarm water. Water that is too hot strips the natural oils your skin produces, removing a protective barrier. Feel like you need an extra boost of moisture? Starling cleansers are armed with organic glycerin (derived from flax seeds) and are meant to moisturize and protect your skin from the elements.
2. It’s simple – your skin needs oil in the winter. While counter-intuitive for anyone who has suffered from acne, it’s actually true. You need it. The RIGHT oil can help protect and improve your skin’s texture. Starling’s Revive Serum is loaded with beneficial fatty acids and antioxidants. The results will be no more dry spots, reduced redness and improved texture. Here’s the how: after cleansing, while skin is slightly damp still, gently pat on a face oil. Just a few drops will ensure you seal in the moisture and reinforce the barrier your skin needs.
3. Moisturize! Liberally! With sensitive skin, you may need to moisturize up to 3xs a day.
4. Still your skin feels and looks dull? You need to exfoliate – but only 1x a week for sensitive skin, please. Try our Nurture Cleanser as an exfoliating mask. It contains Willow Bark Extract and Dead Sea Clay. Both ingredients will gently remove dead skin and uncover your glow. Apply on damp skin and let sit until you feel a tingle. Then rinse off to remove.
5. Need an extra moisture boost? Try Quench Multitasking Balm for under eyes, dry spots, neck, décolleté and parched hands. Potent Rosehip Seed Oil tackles wrinkles and uneven skin tone. Highly moisturizing while bringing a beautiful clarity to skin.
6. Wear lip balm at all times. Try to use one that doesn't include these ingredients which can be sensitizing for lips: Peppermint Oil, Menthol, Fragrance and Salicylic Acid.
7. Up your omegas - eat fatty fish, take omega supplements, coconut or olive oils, etc… They will moisturize your skin from the inside!
8. Cover your skin. Wear gloves.
9. DRINK LOTS OF WATER.
The end... Love, Starling ❄️