If unsightly blemishes have made an unwelcome appearance, iS Clinical Cleansing Complex will deep clean your pores with salix alba extract (salicylic acid) to battle breakouts while sugar-cane extract (glycolic acid) renews the surface layer of the skin, and chamomile oil soothes irritation. Oily or combination skin can be particularly difficult in the winter since you must strike a balance between combating excess oil without stripping your face of its essential protective barrier. SkinMedica’s Facial Cleanser is a good choice to effectively cleanse your skin while balancing its natural oil production. Oat amino acids prevent water loss by strengthening the lipid barrier, and borage extract removes excess sebum, leaving your skin toned and conditioned.
Choosing a moisturizer for winter generally means using a richer formula than what is used in the warmer months to better protect your skin from the harshness of the elements. For dry or mature skin, an excellent choice is PCA Skin’s Collagen Hydrator. This rich emollient cream softens and hydrates the skin with its key ingredients of shea butter, hydrolyzed wheat protein and olive fruit oil, while sweet almond-fruit extract adds a smoothing, nutritive film to the skin that balances pH and protects against the winter elements. The challenge of fighting blemishes while keeping the skin hydrated becomes particularly tricky in the winter. M2 Skin Recovery Moisturizer is an ideal solution to fighting acne without over-drying the skin. This versatile cream also reduces the appearance of dark spots and fine lines and wrinkles.
Of course, healthy skin isn’t just about your face. Body scrubs are the way to go for ridding yourself of rough, dry flakes and revealing your fresh new skin. They work to exfoliate and smooth the skin’s surface and leave it more receptive to the benefits of moisturizing lotions. Eminence Pear & Poppy Seed Microderm Polisher is a gentle but effective scrub ideal for all skin types. Unlike harsh chemical exfoliators, it has the natural microdermabrasion action of poppy seeds and walnuts to gently remove dead skin to leave skin polished and glowing.