Even if we would like to, going for a professional spa-quality facial is both time consuming and cost prohibitive. So with the New Year right around the corner, we tapped the skin experts at Caudalie to share winter skin care tips with an easy-to-recreate facial you can do at home just in time for 2019. Put on your coziest robe, pour a glass of wine, and follow these steps for the best DIY moisturizing facial for winter.
Half of the spa experience is ambiance. Recreate it at home using your own winter skin care products with a candle, relaxing music and a plush robe to get yourself in the pampering mind set. Pour a glass of wine (Caudalie is made with grape extracts so it’s basically required) and assemble a few lite bites to enjoy during your spa session.
Start with a hot, steamy shower or bath to help open your pores, then use a foaming cleanser to purge your pores of any surface dirt, debris and makeup that has accumulated throughout the day.
Next, spritz your face and decolletage with Caudalie’s Beauty Elixir to tone and tighten your skin. (This multi-purpose product also doubles as a great setting spray for makeup.) Starting with these winter skin care tips creates the right foundation to make your treatment as effective as possible. Even if you have the best face moisturizer for winter, having a clean and fresh base is essential.
Next, use a cotton pad to gently press Vinoperfect Brightening Essence into your skin. This formula acts as a chemical exfoliant and whisks away dead skin cells–which preps skin to soak in the all the moisturizing or correcting benefits of your subsequent winter skin care products.
If you have a particular skin concern, like aging, acne, or dryness, now is the time to use a mask to address it. Make sure to follow directions carefully as leaving a mask on for too long can damage the skin.
Next, take a few minutes to give yourself a thorough facial massage using a lightweight oil like the Overnight Detox Oil. This product is one of the best moisturizers for dry skin in winter as it removes impurities while moisturizing the skin. Really work the product in with an upward motion which will improve circulation and help the product absorb.
Apply your favorite serum—ours is the Vinoperfect Radiance Serum from the Box of Style Select Edition—to help combat hyper pigmentation and dullness. (Using this in combination with the Vinoperfect Essence boosts the effectiveness of both winter skin care products.)
End the routine with a hydrating overnight cream, applied upwards from the neck, for a hefty dose of moisture. Prepare to wake up with healthy, hydrated, radiant skin. When you take the time to follow a regiment that supplements the best face moisturizer for winter, you’ll enjoy your most clear and hydrated complexion all season long.
Following winter skin care tips is just as much an internal process as it is an external one. Feeding your body the right ingredients like fruits, vegetables, and plenty of water is just as necessary as thoughtful skincare ingredients for nourishing your skin. Following a regular daily routine with weekly at-home spa sessions will keep your complexion glowing no matter how hectic your schedule.