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Transitioning your Skincare from Fall to Winter

Let’s face it, the leaves have fallen, your sweaters are starting to make an appearance in your closet, and it’s time to start preheating  your car before going for a drive. Winter is just around the corner and us Canadians have to make a lot of changes and adjustments with many daily things. Switching from Tim Horton’s iced coffee to a warm double double is not the only big change for us this winter, another adjustment we have to make is with skin care. Your skin tends to have a mind of its own when it comes to adjusting to the weather change. Let’s dive into the tips and tricks for transitioning your skin care into the winter season so you are glowing for the holidays. 

The best advice for someone new to skin care 

 

If I were to break down a basic skin care routine for someone who is new to it all, I would suggest a simple three step process. Cleanser, toner, and moisturizer. For dry skin, I would suggest the Kypris Beauty Elixir I: 1000 Roses which is a moisturizing, multi-active beauty oil. For oily or problematic skin, I would suggest the Kypris Beauty Elixir II: Healing Bouquet as it contains ingredients for oil control. Lastly, for sensitive skin, I would suggest the Kypris Beauty Elixir III - Prismatic Array which is a more gentle, active beauty oil. We are having a Black Friday and Boxing Day sale on our Holiday Set which will include all three Kypris Beauty Elixirs, therefore if you are unsure of your skin type, now you will have the opportunity to try all three products to get a better understanding of your skin!

 

How to prep your skin for the winter

 

Hydration is key. Now would be the time to include a hydrating oil or a heavier hydrating serum. I would suggest two different antioxidant serums; Kypris and Salt and Stone. Kyrpis has more anti-ageing ingredients and both products are at different price points so it really depends on what you prefer. However both contain antioxidants which protects your skin from environmental stressors and cold air, all while giving you the hydration your skin needs. Your skin generally takes 14 days to 6 weeks to adjust to new products, so definitely introduce new items as soon as the weather starts to get cold. Even if you have naturally oily skin throughout the winter, hydration is still a must! It is a myth that naturally oily skin does not need hydration. Infact, the oilier your skin, the more you should hydrate otherwise your skin will continue to over produce oil naturally which can lead to clogged pores and acne. In this case, I would suggest our Kypris Beauty Elixir II: Healing Bouquet. One of the most important ingredients that Kypris products contain is CoQ10 which is also an antioxidant enzyme our body naturally produces. Generally, medical grade products contain growth hormones, however since we are vegan and cruelty free, our Kypris products with the CoQ10 ingredient is a more natural way of receiving the benefits of those medical grade products 

 

Another good way to prep your skin is with facials. Facials that are geared towards your skin goals and provide hydration, can be super effective for this transitional weather. We have four different facials that we offer. Our 24K Gold Facial  is perfect for anti-ageing and fine lines prevention. We have our Face Detox Facial which provides the exfoliation, cleansing and rehydration your skin deserves. Our Glycolic Peel is great for pigmentation and scarring, and lastly our Topical Botox which is needle free! 

 

The importance of  SPF in the winter

 

Just because it's not beach weather anymore and the sun doesn’t feel as scorching, doesn’t mean you won’t get sunburned. SPF is super important even during the winter time and especially when we start to get our heavy snowfall.  UV rays reflect off bright surfaces such as snow and can cause wrinkles, loss of firmness, dullness, and even pigmentation. Some of the products I would recommend with SPF include our Salt and Stone SPF stick, paired with our BB Lip Balm and our BB Tinted Primer, which all contain an SPF of 30. If you’re worried about SPF clogging your pores and causing breakouts, definitely stay away from ones that contain zinc. Our Salt and Stone SPF stick is natural and very light, allowing you to layer it with moisturizer and makeup without causing breakouts or giving your skin a heavy feeling. 

 

Retinol and chapped lips in the winter time 

 

If you’re using retinol as an acne remedy, look the other way. Retinol may dry out blemishes but it won’t get rid of them or prevent acne. Retinol is great for anti-ageing however it can be very harsh on your skin if not used properly especially as the weather starts to get colder and the air becomes drier. Retinol like Retin-a can burn your skin especially when exposed to the UV rays. As a solution, we have a retinol alternative for you! Our Kypris Moonlight Catalyst  is a more gentle, herbal alternative to retinol and is perfect for all skin types, especially oily and problematic skin.

 You may be worried about chapped lips when using retinols or retinol alternatives, especially in the cold weather. After applying the SPF, I would apply our new BB Lip Mask which contains rose oil, Vitamin E and Shea butter.  You could also use our BB Lip Scrub which is a sugar scrub, therefore won’t cause any damage if used multiple times a day, as well as our BB Smoothing Lip Balm for the perfect remedy for chapped lips. 

 

For more information, contact Brittni Alexandra at B. Beautiful at concierge@bbeautifulbeauty.com or shop online at www.bbeautifulbeauty.com.