When winter air causes the skin to lack radiance, there is nothing more important than nourishing and rejuvenating winter skincare to dissolve dead skin cells and keep skin glowing. The seasonal transition into winter often has an impact on skin health, making a good winter skincare routine essential to restore a healthy winter glow. There are several causes for dull and tired skin during winter. It is necessary to choose the right products that allows for a glowing winter complexion.
What causes dull skin in the winter?
One of the main causes of lack lustre skin in the winter is the accumulation of dead skin cells. As the skin renews itself, millions of skin cells are shed daily. Some fall off naturally, but others have to be actively removed in order to avoid a greyish winter complexion. Winter skincare routines should always include exfoliating twice a week to shed dead skin cells that prevent the skin from reflecting light. Alpha and beta hydroxy acids are effective ingredients to exfoliate; Coupled with gentle ingredients, these acids are capable of minimizing irritation and promote a luminous complexion.
When the air is polluted, tiny particles of dirt create free radicals that can damage the skin. Especially during winter, free radicals damage collagen, promoting the appearance of wrinkles and pigment production which ultimately looks dull. That is why, coupled with exfoliation, cleansing the skin is the most important part of a winter skincare routine. Shifting away from foam-cleansers that strip the skin of their oils and opting for gel textures is essential to protect the acid mantle.
Which products allow for a perfect winter skincare routine?
Treating the skin to a gentle exfoliation is an effective way to remedy a dull complexion. The MZ Skin Radiance & Renewal Instant Clarity Refining Mask deeply and gently exfoliates and stimulates cell turnover to restore a healthy winter glow. It helps eliminating pigmented dead cells and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles caused by pollution. The use of this deeply exfoliating mask twice a week as part of the winter skincare routine can instantly revive dull, tired skin. Dr. Maryam Zamani recommends using adequate sunscreen protection with this product, especially during the winter, as UVA and UVB are around all year long – even if the sun isn’t shining.
For maximum effect, apply MZ Skin Cleanse & Clarify Dual Action AHA Cleanser & Mask with the MZ Skin Natural Red Clay Konjac Sponge prior to applying Radiance & Renewal and repeat two to three times per week. The cleanser will prepare the skin for the ultimate absorption of the mask, resulting in a simple but effective winter skincare routine for a clear and bright complexion.
One last step in the ideal winter skincare routine is to hydrate abundantly. Serums absorb deeper into the skin, making them an essential step in the winter skincare routine. They deliver the active ingredients at a deeper level as their molecules are smaller and penetrate lower into the skin layers. The MZ Skin Rest & Revive Restorative Placenta & Stem Cell Night Serum stimulates collagen and elastin and is clinically proven to reduce wrinkles. Peptides and stem cell technology boost the skin enabling to wake up with a revived, healthy glow.