How to stay glowrious - 6 hot tips for the chilly season!

by Azraëlle I. November 11, 2017 5 Comments

How to stay glowrious - 6 hot tips for the chilly season!

Finally! It’s time to rock those coats and over-knee boots! The leaves are turning yellow and red, the days are shorter. But hey.. the nights are longer and the party season has arrived. Giving the fact that the nature is changing and the temperature is dropping it’s no surprise that your skins needs are changing as well. Here are out 6 tips on how to stay glowrious through cold season.

1. H2O

H2O is still your BFF girl/boy.

Though it’s not really notable like in summer when the sun is making you sweat like crazy, you really need to keep an eye on your fluid intake. If you are having troubles drinking plain cold water during cold seasons there are plenty of mild or spicy tea blends to choose from. Remember: Dehydration is the #1 reason for dry lips and skin.

2. Lip Service

Your face and lips are permanently exposed to the cold weather and wind, which makes them especially prone to dryness. Chapped lips make any lipstick application a nightmare and just applying balm wont do. Neither will pulling on the chapped lips, so don’t do it. You don’t want bleeding lips.

How to get rid of chapped lips: First of all…. Don’t apply lip balm directly. Apply a lip peeling instead, to get rid of the dead skin cells. We love the ARITAUM Ginger Sugar Lip Scrub because it contains sugar and walnut shell beads which gently exfoliate the lips while nourishing them with ginger, orange oil and shea butter. Now you can apply the lip balm.

Or even better: Apply the ARITAUM Ginger Sugar Lip Scrub in the evening and follow with a lip sleeping mask. On a personal note, lip sleeping masks are my favourite, as I am very very very prone to dry and chapped lips and unfortunately, I love wearing lipsticks… You see my problem? This is why I love lip sleeping masks so much… they take care of everything over night, so I have a smooth canvas for my lipstick madness in the morning. I achieve the best effect when applying the lip sleeping mask after a lip peeling. ARITAUM Ginger Sugar Lip Sleeping Mask increases the moisture level by 17,5% and contains shea butter, murumuru butter, ginger, orange oil and beeswax. More good news: it doesn’t contain and synthetic fragrance or colours.

In case you want to combine a chemical peeling with intense lip treatment, we highly recommend the LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask, as it’s peppered with Vitamin C and antioxidants from various berry extracts. Simply apply it in the evening and wake up with smooth and supple lips!


3. Level-up your skincare arsenal!

That light moisturising gel you have been using might have been enough for the summer days, but it wont cover your skins needs during fall and winter. It's time to level-up your moisture game.

KLAIRS Rich Moist Soothing Cream does exactly what it claims without overloading or sitting on your skin. Jojoba Oil, Shea Butter and Anise Extract are just a few of the many botanical ingredients. To top if off: it doesn’t contain parabens, alcohol, harsh ingredients or artificial colours or fragrances.
In case you need a skin care ambulance, we highly recommend the J.ONE Hana Cream, as it’s loaded with peptides, fullere, hyaluronic acid and zhi mu, a plant commonly used in Korean traditional medicine to plump your skin and boost the radiance. Bear in mind that oily skin doesn't mean you should skip the moisturiser, as oily skin ≠ hydrated skin. 

4. Level-down your peeling routine

Since your face is frequently exposed to cold weather, heated rooms and dry air, it is already prone to irritation. Mechanical peelings might actually irritate your skin even more. Mild chemical peels such as AHA are a great alternative, as they will take care of those dead skin cells without irritating your skin.

NEOGEN Bio-Peel Gauze Pads can be used by every skin type, even the most sensitive ones. These pads get their exfoliation job done, keeping your skin surface smooth and allowing better absorption for your serum, essence or moisturizer. If you want to know more about it: Miss V wrote an in-depth review about the Wine Bio-Peel Gauze Pads here
In case you still want to use your mechanical peeling, we recommend mixing the peeling with your cleansing oil and gently massaging it on your face. This way, you will not only lessen the irritation potential, but also nourish your skin. KLAIRS Gentle Blac Deep Cleansing Oil and the KLAIRS Gentle Black Sugar Facial Polish are a perfect duo for this method.

5. Hand care

This is a step you can easily skip in summer, but it turns out to be essential in winter, as your hands are also frequently exposed to cold and dry air.

Our beauty editors like to keep is handy, which is why we love the Tony Moly x Pokémon Hand Creams. They fit into every purse and you’ve got your favourite Pokémon with you, helping you to keep your hands hydrated. 

6. Pampering rituals

Let’s face it, there is something magical about chilly days, having a day off and rolling yourself in your blanket like a sushi roll with a good book/movie, tea and fluffy socks. Add a sheet mask to this scenery and you’ve got your perfect ritual.

NEOGEN Pink Cactus Liftmax Knit Mask is a pouch filled with luxury… it contains a knitted sheet mask and is literally drenched in 60ml essence. The mask covers your face and neck and believe us when we say there will be enough essence left even after 40 minutes, so you can also use it for your hands and décolleté.


Editors’ tip: Your feet need some love too! After you have removed the sheet mask of your choice from your face, use the remaining essence to pamper your feet.


How do you keep yourself glowrious through the cold season? Let us know in the comments below!


Release your glow!





Azraëlle I.
Azraëlle I.

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5 Responses

selisa1333
selisa1333

November 14, 2017

This exactly what I needed to know, since I was thinking about how to keep my skin from turning into a shrivelled apple. Thank you for these lifesaving tips Azraëlle :D

Chanitwan
Chanitwan

November 13, 2017

I think I’m going to try the cleansing oil+peeling method with my dhc cleansing oil

rachidaa
rachidaa

November 12, 2017

Good read! I always switch from cream moisturizers to oil serums in winter and I avoid foam cleansers. xx

Anna-Kristina
Anna-Kristina

November 11, 2017

OMG! you guys read Pratchett!!! made my day

Nina81
Nina81

November 11, 2017

Happy to see you’ve finally restocked the lip masks! Nice article by the way. :)
I keep myself ‘glowrious’ by using a humidifier. It adds moisture to the air and my skin.

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