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Winter Skin Care Essentials

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Winter Skin Care Essentials

What’s your winter skin care regime? No matter where you live, whether you’re in a warmer climate like me, or you live up north and experience a truly white winter, it’s important to adapt and care for your skin in every season. I urge you to get to know your skin, so that you can notice when it’s responding in a less than optimal way, to up the moisturizing game and avoid the repercussions of dryness.

But I’ve got to catch you up on one very popular misconception about skin care and the changing of the seasons. Despite popular belief, you do not need to have a medicine cabinet overflowing with different creams for every season. The key is to know your skin really well, so that you’ll know when to apply the moisturizer more heavily, and when a lighter touch will do.

When you know your skin really well, you’ll be able to adjust your moisturizing levels before your skin has a chance to actually dry out, and this will keep your skin younger and healthier overall. I created my luxury skincare line, RAGS II Riches, with a simple four-step skin care system that can work in any and every season, sometimes with a little bit less, sometimes with a little bit more.

When it gets colder outside, your skin has to deal with outdoor conditions, but also dryer conditions indoors. The retinol cream exfoliant in my skin care regime is derived from vitamin A to build collagen. It also accelerates cell turnover, which is very important in the winter, and the result is that your skin will be brighter and more radiant. This is really important in the winter months when many of us can experience a duller complexion. With the retinol cream exfoliant, your skin will never be dull again!

An antioxidant, in this case Vitamin C, is always an important skin care product. Antioxidants fight damaging free radicals and help prevent skin aging at a cellular level. That’s very important in the winter when our skin needs as many vitamins as possible. My skin care regime also includes Growth Factor peptides to keep your cellular material young and fresh, restoring healthy skin. This is what gives you that really glowing, younger-looking skin.

It doesn’t matter if you think the sun isn’t shining as strongly during the winter months; sun protection is always important. You need it to block harmful UVA and UVB rays from damaging your skin, which will cause premature aging.

You don’t need a lot of different products to have beautiful skin. You just need the right products that are high quality and that will really give you the moisturizing, vitamins, nutrients and protection that your skin needs. Get to know your skin really well and make skin care a top priority. Your skin is your most beautiful accessory — treat it well, all year long!

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