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3 Skincare Tips for Winter ❄️

Winter is here, people! Which means it’s time to dust off our humidifiers, apply our heavy lotions and pull out all our other secret tricks to keep our skin glowy & supple. In case you need a little inspo to get your skin winter-ready, we’ve got you covered! Here are our top 3 tips to achieving glowing skin this winter:

Tip #1: Hydration, Hydration, Hydration!

Winter skincare is all about keeping the skin hydrated so that our skin barrier is happy and we avoid problems like dryness, flakiness, and irritation (we don’t know them 😌). 

One way to boost hydration this winter is to switch your cleanser out for a gentle, creamy, non-foaming one. You’ll want to avoid stripping the skin of its natural oils. (Trust us, you’ll need those!) When cleansing, avoid scrubbing or using hot water. This can disrupt your skin barrier and lead to drying out your skin even more. 

Another way to keep your skin hydrated is by switching your P.M. moisturizer to a thicker cream. If your skin gets super dry, cracked, or irritated this winter, go even thicker by using a balm. Cloud 9 100% Mineral Sun Balm SPF 40 is a face and body balm that soothes extremely dry skin and protects it from sun damage. 

Tip #2: Ceramides, baby!

We could go on and on about all of the amazing things ceramides do for your skin. To give a brief intro, ceramides are lipids that naturally occur in the skin’s epidermis (aka the top layer of the skin). They promote a healthy moisture barrier in order to help keep out any environmental damage and soothe irritation. 

Since the winter can be so tough on the skin, ceramides are a great thing to incorporate and layer into your routine. For an all-in-one A.M. product, our Daily Dose Hydra-Ceramide Boost + SPF 40 Oil is packed with ceramides and applies beautifully on top of a water-based moisturizer for added hydration. Plus, it helps replenish and fortify the skin barrier, protect against UV rays and reduce the visible signs of pollution, blue light and infrared radiation — making it the most protective skincare ever!

Tip #3: SPF every day, everywhere, all the time!

You knew this was coming…WEAR SPF! 😉 Even in the winter, even if you’re indoors all day, there is no excuse! While hydration and ceramides are hard at work keeping your skin glowing and smooth, you have to protect it from further damage caused by the sun.  

One of our best winter SPF faves is Superscreen SPF 40, an intensely hydrating daily moisturizer that protects against UVA/UVB rays and helps filter pollution so your skin can look healthy, hydrated and absolutely radiant!