Ask a LA CLINICA Skin Concierge: The best skin care routine for Winter

It's time to rethink your skincare routine.

As the weather changes and you’ve packed away your summer wardrobe, swapping out floaty fabrics for cosy knits so should your skincare be switched up Skin loses moisture more quickly in the cold and wind, leading to dehydrated, dull and potentially irritated skin. Not cute! No wonder our chat line was hot with questions about how to change up a skincare routine for the cooler climate.

Time to reach for deeply hydrating moisturisers, luxurious oils and glow-inducing treatments. And don’t forget to indulge the body too!

Our favourite Winter Skincare Essentials:

1. Cleanse

Cleansing Routine

Obviously we still need to wash our face to remove makeup, SPF and any daily build up. Swap out gel or foaming cleansers for a cream or oil cleanser.

Our suggestion is a double cleanse with the Anti Ageing Cleansing Oil and Anti Ageing Gentle Milk Cleanser Double cleansing thoroughly removes makeup & SPF, but ensures skin stays fully hydrated.

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Prefer an active cleanser? Try the Resurfacing Cream Cleanser for smooth, clear skin. Targeting pigmentation and post-blemish markings while there is less exposure to the sun is a great idea for less chance of sun damage.

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2. Exfoliate

Correct Peel

Yes! Exfoliation is still super important during the cooler months, the changing climate can lead to dead skin cell buildup, which in turn results in trapped oil and bacteria beneath the surface, and increased breakouts. In order to remedy this, a once-a-week exfoliation keeps the congestion-causing build-up at bay.

The Brightening Correction Peel helps prevent blemishes and pigmentation, and leaves skin glowing! Just what is needed in the gloom of winter.

The Resurfacing MicroDermabrasian Scrub combines the powers of chemical and physical exfoliation with AHAs, BHAs and microdermabrasion particles to give soft, smooth skin.

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3. Serum

How to apply a Serum

Choose a super hydrating serum like Essentials Hydrating & Healing Serum for juicy, plump, bouncy skin. Mega hydrating with 8 different kinds of Hyaluronic Acid. 

For a more indulgent, anti ageing serum the Age Reversal Caviar & Pearl Peptide Serum not only hydrates with Snail Secretion Filtrate but also stimulates collagen production to awaken skin and deliver results.

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4. Oil

How to apply a facial oil

Lightweight on the skin but these oils aren’t light in the hydration category! A nourishing, hydrating oil will help eliminate parched skin thanks to dry weather and even drier home environments caused by heaters and AC. 

Try multi-tasking Hemp Seed Oil and retinol alternative Bakuchiol in the Rebalancing Oil, perfect for stressed skin. Or achieve a ‘plumping’ effect with a unique Hyaluronic Acid in the Essentials Re-Activation Nourishing Facial Oil.

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5. Moisture Cream

How to apply a facial cream

The Deep Hydration Moisture Cream is your ultimate winter skin barrier repair cream that hydrates, soothes and builds resilience. Or perhaps you might want to add a bit of wrinkle-preventing peptide power to your night routine with the Anti Ageing Night Cream

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5. Don’t forget the Body:

How to apply a Body Butter

Scrub away dry, flaky skin, nourish deeply with long-lasting body oil and indulge in the creamy goodness of a delicious-smelling body butter.

The Sensitive Skin Soothing Protection Gentle Exfoliating Scrub is not just for your face, apply in the shower for an all-over exfoliation to help remove dry skin without any irritation.

Essentials Bio Vitamin Oil is perfect for anyone suffering the effects of winter dryness on their skin. Dry patches, eczema, dermatitis are all soothed and deeply hydrated with this epic all-over oil.

Indulge both your body and the scenes with the Essentials Body Butter, a lush thick cream for a truly luxurious home experience.

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