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The first rule of beauty is simple; find your routine and stick with it. But during winter season when you’re constantly changing between warm indoors and outside degrees too low to mention, that routine might need a few swaps in favor of richer, more hydrating products. Here you’ll find the beauty essentials that will keep your skin glowing despite colder weather.

Exfoliators


While exfoliating is important all year around, it’s a vital part of you winter routine as it helps your skin to better absorb the moisture that keeps it from drying out. While you may be familiar with the regular skin scrubs used in the shower, an age-old exfoliating technique has resurrected in the beauty community within the latest years: dry brushing. An effective method of gently brushing your skin before stepping into the shower. How you choose to exfoliate your skin depends both on your skin type and comfort, but it remains definitive that this is not a step to skip once the temperatures have dropped.

Hand cream 


The dry winter weather notably takes its toll on our hands. And with all the washing and drying they are exposed to every day it’s important to keep a good hand cream close for constant reapplying. Our choice falls on the Hand Cream Trio Kit from Grown Alchemist, where you’ll get hand creams to both soothe, soften and repair. Leaving you complete prepared with a full arsenal at hand.

SPF


Now, you might question why SPF is on a list of beauty essentials during a time when the sun is pretty much MIA. But SPF is arguably one of the most important steps of your skincare routine. As even in the months where the bright yellow star is nowhere to be found, its rays can still do damage. If you’re not that keen on using the typical thick sunscreen that leaves your skin sticky and with a glancing pale look, you’re probably not the only one. Luckily, experts have figured out the trick so you can find SPF in everything from moisturizers to foundation. Just take your pick.

Moisturizers


During winter months there is less water in the atmosphere, which causes our skin getting less moist. And less moisture means dry skin, which ultimately equals more break-outs, so don’t wait too long before making the switch to richer moisturizers for both your face and body.

Lip balm


Is there anything worse than dry, chapped lips? The nemesis of colder months. While soft-shaded gloss and cherry-fragranced lip balm can be cute for a quick touch-up, winter is no time to play around when it comes to your lips. Secure a good emollient lip balm to keep in your purse at all times – you’ll thank us later.

Face oil   


Face oil is your skincare routine’s new key ingredient. Promising a well-moisturized skin and off-the-chart glow, while also protecting the skin against environmental damage. No bathroom shelf is complete without one, especially not this time of year. And with face oil’s newly gaining popularity they come in all shapes, sizes, smells, colors and price ranges. Start by finding the ones compatible with your skin type and take it from there.

All products are available at ILLUM Beauty Hall. 

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