As temperatures drop (and your time spent indoors increases), you may begin to see some unwelcome changes in your skin, such as dryness, flaking, fine lines and an overall dull complexion. But winter doesn't have to mean rough hands or crepey skin. With these five simple routine tweaks - you can enjoy a brilliant holiday glow from head to toe.
1. Repair with retinol
Winter is one of the best times to restart your retinol, as you're spending less time in the sun and are less likely to experience irritation. Start by incorporating Ageless Throat & Decolletage Night Creme into your routine every night to fade sun spots, even discoloration and boost collagen. Powered by gentle time-released retinol and a host of superstar hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid, shea butter and squalane, you'll get all the skin-renewing benefits of retinol without any of the dryness or irritation. Apply a pea-sized amount in gentle upward strokes from cleavage to chin and enjoy smoother, younger-looking skin in as little as seven days. For maximum results, swap in our bestselling Ageless Throat & Decolletage Creme in the morning for daytime protection and hydration. With these two targeted creams in your rotation, you'll be ready to show off your "neck & dec" in that new dress by New Year!
2. Nourish your hands
The skin on your hands is often one of the most forgotten areas in skincare. Exposure to the harsh winter elements can leave your hands looking thin, withered and crepey. Coupled with intense hand washing (hello, flu season!), you might even experience extreme dryness and cracking. Our Ageless Hand Creme is infused with 10% macadamia oil, shea butter and our proprietary Prai oil to deeply nourish and repair even the driest of hands. Plus, we've added essential vitamins A, E & F to help prevent and treat premature signs of aging, such as age spots and loss of elasticity. Make hand creme a priority and you can be sure your hands will remain happy and healthy all season long!
3. Energize your eyes
One too many holiday parties can leave you feeling and looking more tired than usual. Enter Ageless Eye Tight Uplift Serum, our out-of-office "eye lift" that magically transforms drooping lids in seconds. With moisture-binding glycerin plus revolutionary Idealift™ to lift and tighten, you'll instantly notice a refreshed and lifted look and see more youthful-looking eyes over time. To use, smooth Ageless Eye Tight Uplift Serum across clean skin underneath the brows, then gently push the brow upwards as the serum dries, to help create a lifting effect.
4. Add more moisture
Cold winds and indoor heating systems can dry out your skin, making it more important than ever to moisturize day and night after cleansing. One of our favorite moisturizers, suitable for every skin type, is our 24K Gold Wrinkle Repair Creme. This calming day creme is specifically designed to address the first signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles and will leave your skin feeling energized, primed and protected. With real 24K gold to reduce inflammation and improve luminosity and potent collagen-boosting peptides, you'll find this "pot of gold" to be a game-changer for your glow.
5. Finish with a face oil
Has your skin lost its radiance? Then it's time to introduce a face oil into your routine. We've put a twist on our iconic 24K Gold Precious Oil Drops, adding retinol to create a super-boosted oil blend that will transform your skin overnight. The new 24K Gold Retinol Night Drops harness the power of an antioxidant-rich elixir of pomegranate seed, rosehip and avocado oils plus a clinically-proven Granactive Retinoid® to speed up cell turnover, optimize collagen and reveal fresh, glowing skin. After cleansing, add a few drops to the palms of your hands. Rub them together to activate the oil, then gently press into your skin until fully absorbed. Use alone or as the final layer to your skincare routine to help lock in moisture.
We hope these top tips help winter-proof your skincare routine to keep you looking and feeling your best this holiday season. Remember, consistency is the key to getting the best results, so commit to doing your skincare routine every morning and night! Need a refresher on how to layer your skincare? Check out our blog post HERE to learn how.