Winter’s here, and that means aside from enjoying the holiday season and weather made for cozy nights in, a lot of us are dealing with drier skin. We feel your struggle — the colder air and indoor heat can take a toll on our skin’s moisture, leaving it dull, flaky and dry. And from constantly reapplying your lip balm to trying countless products to heal those flakes, caring for your winter skin can be a long, daunting process. But this season, don’t let the cold take away from your winter fun. If you’re in need of a winter skincare makeover (or just have naturally dry skin), Petite ‘n Pretty has all the tween and teen skincare essentials every girl needs to bring that summer glow back. Whether you’re a skincare newbie or want to try something new, check out some of our favs and watch the glowy magic happen.
Step 1: Remove Your Makeup
First things first: Take off that makeup! We need a fresh canvas before layering our favorite skincare products. The true beauty of makeup wipes is their convenience — not only can you toss them in any bag, but they remove the day with only a few swipes! These PnP wipes are soaked in micellar water for a soft cleanse. Think of this as a gentle pre-wash, with nourishing ingredients like chamomile, licorice-root and antioxidant-rich vitamins that will leave your skin silky smooth and makeup-free.
Step 2: Cleanse
You need a gentle cleanser during any season, but especially during the winter months when your skin can be more susceptible to irritation. Keep it simple and opt for a soothing cleanser that will gently whisk away dirt and oil — like this one! This tween and teen-friendly cleanser will splash away any gunk and will leave your face feeling hydrated, clean and glowy. Just massage the bubbles into your skin for 60 seconds, rinse with warm water and pat dry with a towel rather than rubbing. Rubbing too hard with a towel can cause irritation and lead to seriously unhappy skin.
Step 3: Moisturize
A good moisturizer will be your best friend. The PnP 9021-GLOW Fresh Start Moisturizer is lightweight yet ultra-nourishing and is perfect for day and nighttime use. Squirt a dime-sized amount onto the back of your hand, dot it all over your skin, and work it in all over your face and neck. It has a rich formula that will act as a tall glass of water to your skin, so reapply whenever you think your skin needs an extra sip!
Step 4: Face Mask
When the cold months seem to suck the life out of your skin, a face mask will be on your side to perk it back up. The 9021-GLOW Peel-Off Glitter Mask is the perfect skin reset for a beautiful, healthy-looking glow. Use whenever you need an extra boost, applying a generous layer all over your face after cleansing. Give it some time to dry, peel it off and bam — soft, supple skin. Just follow up with a layer of moisturizer and you’re all set.
Step 5: Lip Balm
Kiss chapped, peeling lips goodbye with the GLO$$ BALM Glossy Lip Balm, with its buttery smooth formula that will make you forget that it’s freezing outside. A quality lip balm is essential to protect the ultra-delicate skin on the lips, and this balm has a rich, high-gloss formula that’ll leave lips softer than ever. Grab the shade “Cloud Mine” for everyday use and pick up a few of the pretty pinks and purples for a bit of glam and color as it nourishes!
Caring for your skin during the winter months requires extra effort and patience, but it’s totally worth it when you finally begin arming your skin with the goods it needs and you don’t have to worry about the flakes! As always, don’t forget the most important tip to beautiful, smooth skin: Drink *plenty* of water!