A Plastic Surgeon’s Guide on How to Survive Winter and Get Glowing Skin

All it takes is one look at your weather app and a few minutes outdoors to know that time of year can be particularly rough on skin. Many people suffer from dryness, flakiness, and redness as the temperatures decrease and social stresses increase. 

“This time of year poses many physiological stresses on the skin,” says Dr. Gregory Brown, founder of RéVive Skincare. “These include lower humidity and less sebum production, both of which dry out your skin. Skin also becomes drier because the blood flow moves away from the skin’s surface. In addition, sudden temperature changes (going from the cold outdoors to the heated indoors) can cause broken veins and redness.”

Luckily, the right skin care routine can help you fight these winter skin woes and let you still show off your most beautiful complexion. The first step is to make sure that you exfoliate regularly (a product like RéVive Glycolic Renewal Peel helps to rejuvenate the cell renewal process for a glowing, youthful look) and switch to more intensely moisturizing creams such as RéVive Intensité Crème Lustre Day or Night and oils like RéVive Rescue Elixir Anti-Aging Oil. The doctor suggests looking for ingredients as humectants, sodium hyaluronate, lipids, and oils with essential fatty acids to boost hydration.

While changing up your skin care is the first step to a healthy winter complexion, switching your makeup can be just as essential. Instead of layering on heavy foundation this time of year (it will only emphasize your skin’s dryness), using a hybrid skin care/makeup product like RéVive Le Tint Moisturizing Veil can make a big difference in the appearance and health of your skin. This tinted facial oil will continue to deliver hydration to your skin while evening your skin tone, giving you a truly radiant finish.

Dr. Brown offers a few other simple tips to help you skin survive the winter season. “Stay hydrated and drink lots of water and bundle up with an extra scarf around the face to avoid contact to the cold and harsh weather,” he says. “Get a humidifier at home to keep moisture balance in the air. And avoid taking long hot showers that can deplete moisture from your skin.”

To find more products that will give you the radiant skin you want, visit Reviveskincare.com.