For those of us with dry skin, the winter means one thing, and one thing only, a dull and flakey complexion.
With the shift in weather and a drop in temperature, we need to be switching up our skincare routine just like we switch up our wardrobes. When you unpack your wooly layers for the winter, take this as the perfect opportunity to put your thicker and more hydrating products to the front of your bathroom cabinet. That’s if you haven’t already!
With the bitter cold temperatures, dry air and admittedly sitting too close to the radiator, our skin can react by becoming chapped, parched, flakey and dull. To help your skin bounce back to its dewy summer glow, we have outlined an easy 5 step winter skincare routine for dry skin.
Obagi Nu-Derm Fx System
The Obagi Nu-Derm Fx System is your go-to winter skincare routine if you suffer with dry dull skin. With a skincare regime purposefully formulated for your skincare needs, this is a complete one-stop-shop system that has been created to work synergistically together. What makes it even easier? Each product is numbered with their order of use, and even indicates whether it should be used morning or evening, or both. Simple.
Winter Skincare Routine
Step 1: Obagi Nu-Derm Fx Gentle Cleanser
Specifically formulated for Normal to Dry skin, the Obagi Nu-Derm Fx Gentle Cleanser will gently remove everyday environmental impurities and makeup, without stripping your skin of its natural oils. Say goodbye to cleansers that leave your complexion feeling tight and dry. The Obagi Nu-Derm Fx Gentle Cleanser will instead soothe and hydrate your skin with natural ingredients such as Aloe, Glycerin, Oat Amino Acids and Apricot Kernel Oil whilst still preparing your skin for the next steps in your skincare regime.
Step 2: Obagi Nu-Derm Fx Toner
If you read some other skincare blogs, they might tell you to skip using a toner during the colder winter months. The notion that toners can be drying on the skin is greatly disproved with the Obagi Nu-Derm Fx Toner formulation. With its non-drying and alcohol-free formula, your skin will still benefit from the pH level correction and rebalancing properties. With key ingredients such as Witch Hazel and soothing Aloe, this is one step you won’t want to skip over this winter.
Step 3: Obagi Nu-Derm Clear Fx
If you are in search of that youthful and luminous complexion, the third step in the Obagi Nu-Derm Fx System is essential, whether you experience dry or oily skin during the winter. The Obagi Nu-Derm Clear Fx is formulated with 7% Arbutin, a natural and effective skin-brightening agent. The Obagi Nu-Derm Clear Fx uses Antioxidants and exfoliants to even out skin tone and reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation. With this skincare step, you won’t just have hydrated skin, but a luminous and glowing complexion to boot.
Step 4: Obagi Nu-Derm Fx Exfoderm
Exfoliating dull and dry winter skin is another step you may have heard through the grapevine, is one to skip. After all, surely exfoliating will further dry out your skin? Quite the opposite. For dry skin, a light exfoliation is essential. If you have flakey and dull skin, this can leave the best of skincare regimes left wanting. Without removing the dead skin cells on the surface, your skincare will not penetrate to the layers beneath to deeply hydrate. Removing the dead surface skin cells with the gentle Obagi Nu-Derm Fx Exfoderm will increase skin cell turnover and reveal new, brighter glowing skin. This step in your winter skincare routine will also make all your other products more effective. Consider it an investment!
Step 5: Obagi Nu-Derm Blend Fx
Step #5 of the Obagi Nu-Derm Fx System is Obagi Nu-Derm Blend Fx. This step in the system will help to clarify and brighten your skin, perfect for combatting a dull winter complexion. Also formulated using 7% of the active ingredient Arbutin, as well as antioxidants and lactic acid. Obagi Nu-Derm Blend Fx helps deliver your Retinol 1.0, Vitamin A, deeper into the skin, this step will leave your skin looking luminous. A far cry from parched or flakey skin.
Once you have completed your winter skincare routine, lock in all of the active ingredients with Obagi Hydrate. Your thirsty skin will drink up this intense dose of moisture for instant and continuous hydration. For your morning skincare routine, don’t forget to top this off with the Obagi Sun Shield Matte SPF50. Nothing will quite undo all of your skincares hard work like UV damage.
If you are unsure if the Obagi Nu-Derm Fx System is for you, do not hesitate to ask our Medical Partner.