The winds are changing and the temperature’s dropping – which means Winter is just around the corner! As beautiful as the snow is, we can’t help but dread its side effects.
From dry, itchy skin to the rapid appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, the harsh winter air can wreak havoc on the skin. Thankfully, all you need to do is to make a few swaps and additions to your current skin care routine to reverse the situation and keep it protected for the rest of the season.
Organic Skin Care Tips for Winter
Any skin care routine begins with a good cleanse. But using the right cleanser is also as important. During winter, the cold, frigid air can cause the skin to be extremely dry and hypersensitive. Using the wrong cleanser can aggravate the skin’s current condition, and cause premature aging and wrinkles (gasp!).
Choosing a gentler alternative, preferably with zero surfactants and alcohol (the drying type) is a step in the right direction. Alcohol and surfactant-laden cleansers typically have a high alkaline pH level, which leaves the skin dry and dull.
Facial cleansing creams, like Oway Perfect Skin Cleansing Cream, do not contain surfactants and only uses a milder alcohol type to help balance the skin’s pH level and effectively remove makeup and other impurities. It also contains super plant powers from Cistus Incanus. Also known as the Plant of Beauty, this super botanical contains a high content of polyphenols, essential amino acids and L-Glutamine to promote healthy, compact and elastic skin.
PRO TIP: Using a gentle cotton cloth or towel after rinsing is vital as well, so as not to irritate the skin.
We know what you’re thinking – won’t exfoliation dehydrate the skin further? Not if you do it the right way. The cold air outside and dry indoor heating can suck the moisture from your skin, causing it to dry and flake.
Exfoliating allows for new cells to regenerate and for moisturizers to penetrate, helping you achieve a much cleaner, balanced skin without irritating it.
For more oily skin types, scrubbing once a week is recommended while those with more delicate skin types can exfoliate once a month or every two weeks.
After cleansing and exfoliating, the skin’s pH is going to be slightly alkaline, hence why it looks a bit dry. Alcohol-free toners like Oway De-Stress Tonic Potion help recalibrate the skin to its optimal level, leaving you with healthier, glowing complexion.
Oway De-Stress Tonic Potion has ingredients like Organic Echinecea and Alpine Skullcap which contain rich amounts of flavonoids, tannins, and polysaccharides. These components help fight free radicals and stimulate the skin’s lipid production, leaving it feeling refreshed and stress-free.
Not all moisturizers are created equal. During this time of year, you need to adjust your moisturizer and opt for an ultra-hydrating one.
Lightweight serums and moisturizers do not cut it anymore. Moisturizing creams, like Oway Radiance Face Balm, are much more suitable for they are packed with Vitamin E and fatty acids derived from Biodynamic Walnut, Organic Chia Seeds, and Pataua Oil, which are known for their ability to lock in moisture and fight skin aging more effectively than other ingredients.
Oway Radiance Face Balm also combines the power of Cistus Incanus, amino acids, and L-Glutamine to strengthen the skin’s antioxidant defense barrier, which in turn enhances the skin’s repair process.
PRO TIP: Do not forget to apply moisturizer on the neck as well. It so often neglected that it is usually one of the parts that show the first signs of aging.
For an even more effective and enhanced result, combine your face cream with boosters, like our plant-powered Oway Regenerating and Replumping Booster. These concentrates contain bioretinols and powerful antioxidants known for protecting the skin against external aggressors and stimulating collagen production.
Each drop of Oway Regenerating Booster contains extracts of the Amazonian fruit Physalis Angulata, the ingredient responsible for optimizing the skin cells’ vitality and function. As a result, skin feels soothed and full of life.
Meanwhile, Oway Replumping Booster uses a plant-based complex that mimics the benefits of retinol, minus the unpleasant side effects. Derived from Bidens Pilosa extract and Cotton and Linen oils, this bioretinol performs a wrinkle-eliminating action by stimulating collagen synthesis. In fact, various ex vivo tests on 40 female subjects have found that using Bioretinol has shown over 25% decrease in wrinkles and increase in skin density.
Do you have a winter skin care routine that you swear by?