It’s a new year and this is my first post and what better way to start the year with a post about skincare? In the winter time, we go for warm sweaters, hot beverages and nourishing and healing skincare products. Our skin does change with the seasons and we must change our routine accordingly.
What I usually see and that this is a general observation, the most common complaints is drier, itchy and even redness in the skin will happen. That’s why going back to basics is usually than the the route to go when you want to call home and soothes the skin as well keep the skin hydrated and that as much as possible throughout the winter season.
But I have seen some people including my husband who have it a bit worse than most. Some people can suffer from eczema which usually means the skin turns red and can get try the itchy but be that way throughout the whole winter until warmer weather arrives and sometimes it disappears. For clients like these, it’s really all about protecting the skin when you’re outside and using products that will heal and repair the skin as well as moisturize and reduce redness. Winter may suck, but if you live in a place where it’s cold this is just what you have to do. It’s our normal.
For me personally, and the last couple winters my skin has changed to. My winter routine was usually filled with all things exfoliating. My toner, my cream at night and even my facial peel all contained glycolic acid to help smooth and refine my skin. so when I went to my usual routine my skin felt so tight and dehydrated and plume that for the first time in my life I had to actually change my routine.
So I replaced my exfoliating toner with a hydrating one, I use a serum underneath my glycolic acid night cream, but I use that cream every other night. I still do my glycolic acid peels, but instead of twice a week I use it once a week and afterwards use a serum and hydrating cream to replenish. And now I use a very hydrating face cream during the day. I didn’t think I would see this day when my oily skin actually needed a hydrating face cream and not break out! So here is my latest review of my current face cream.
La Roche Posay Hydraphase UV Spf 30 Lotion
This line is made in France with the main ingredient in all their products thermal spring water. I know this line of quite well because I’ve worked with it for many years, have recommended it to clients, have had clients come from dermatologists office that has recommended this line for their skin because it is sensitive, as well as from other clients who used it and love it and for me who has used it and have never had a problem with it so far.
I decided to use this specific lotion because it is one of our best-selling sunscreen and moisturizer in one. I had used it once or twice before as a simple but didn’t like how my skin looked because it was very shiny on my already oily and shiny skin. And I guess I didn’t really need it so I used their actual sun screen lotion Spf 60 that was perfect for oily skin. But the winter season came on and I needed an actual moisturizer with sunscreen this time.
This moisturizer is paraben free, perfume free and no harsh ingredients in this product. It is one of their basic lines the Hydraphase collection which is good for any one, any age and as well if any skin type and basically hydrates the skin hence the name. This moisturizer in particular has spf 30 and really helps too deeply moisturize the skin throughout the day as well as to protect the skin from UVA and UVB rays. This product like all their other products are made for specifically sensitive skin but anyone can use it.
So my personal thoughts is this, when I apply it on my face, it goes on pretty easily but feels kind of sticky. It doesn’t peel off or rub off, just feel sticky and somehow it doesn’t disturb my makeup. Now I understand for darker skin tones like me they can have that white film on their face because of the actual sunscreen, but I do not see it with this which is a total bonus for me. When I apply my makeup, it goes on smoothly and doesn’t feel heavy and with both moisturizer and makeup on I feel like I have a nice even skin tone and my skin looks healthy, which is all we want right?
I don’t break out, it doesn’t clog my pores and it doesn’t mess with my makeup plus it doesn’t feel heavy throughout the day. So what is my only issue with this? I still get shiny pretty quick in the day. It’s not as bad as it was several years ago, but I still get shiny. It could be that I change my foundation as well but I do have to blot 2 to 3 times a day. But as I always said if I don’t break out, doesn’t clog my pores and doesn’t feel heavy on my skin all still wear it. Because it makes my skin feel comfortable and also protects it which is what I’m looking for.
I will definitely only use this in the winter time and go back to my sunscreen Spf 60 that is made for oily skin when it gets warmer. I truly don’t care if I have to blot a couple times a day to keep my skin shine free. My skin is changing and it’s going to be an adjustment period where I’m going to be using products I never thought I could use and this is one of them. Thank god for returns just in case it didn’t work out! But I won’t be returning this one ‘cause I got lucky.
So my last words to you in this article is change your routine with the season, your skin will think you. Until next week my beauties have a good day!