COLD & HUMID
Where is it: Northern water-adjacent regions like the Great Lakes and Pacific Northwest.
What it does to your skin: Temperature and humidity fluctuations between cold and humid outdoors to heated and dry indoors can create skin confusion, prompting oil imbalance and dry-to-oily patches. Overcast winters add to the confusion by giving us a false sense of sun protection when in reality up to 80% of UV rays pass through cloud coverage.
What you can do about it: Switch up your skincare routine according to your skin type but always keep vitamin-rich oil-balancing cleansers, toners and serums in your rotation to help maintain balance through the day. No matter your skin type, wear sunscreen daily and look for time-release moisturizers that can help prevent an all-at-once moisture overload when what your skin really needs is a continuous moisture micro-dose.
INGREDIENTS TO LOOK FOR
With a radiance-reviving combination of polyphenols and fatty acids, daisy extract helps stimulate cell turnover and brighten dull skin.
Just as chamomile tea is nearly synonymous with calming the mind and body, chamomile extract is the go-to calm-restorer for stressed or irritated skin.
Pure, potent dill oil helps promote natural elastin production for visibly firmer, smoother skin.
This water-dense succulent is filled with antioxidants, enzymes, vitamins and aminos with hydrating and soothing benefits that can help alleviate dryness, itchiness and irritation.
Vitamin A (Retinol)
Long lauded as skincare royalty, this vitamin A-derivative helps support natural collagen production and speed up cell turnover to help restore a firmer feel and smoother appearance.
Antioxidant-rich vitamin C is the stuff of skincare legend thanks to its long list of benefits from brightening and smoothing to plumping and protecting.
The go-to beta hydroxy acid for heavy-duty exfoliation, salicylic acid is oil-soluble which means it can go deeper into the pores to break apart the attachments keeping dead skin cells hanging on.
Cold & humid skincare tips
Gentle non-stripping cleansers, like creamy textures or oil-based formulas are less drying.
Cold outdoors and heated indoors can lead to a patchwork of dry and oily skin. Use spot treatments to target both.
A rebalancing face oil is always a good idea, even (or especially) if your skin is prone to over-producing oil.
Phyto-active ursolic acid sourced from Moroccan sage helps visibly restore resiliency and targets the side effects of aging and UV damage. Looks like there’s a new farm-to-formula ingredient in town that’s packed with way more than just aromatic flavor!