Cooler weather often has a clogging effect not only on your sinuses but also on your skin’s pores. It’s around this time of year that I find myself looking into the mirror, unsatisfied at my dehydrated, dull, and congested complexion. In all honesty, when you look deeper, it starts to make sense how the weather can cause such an unbalance. First off, the cold has sucked all the moisture out of my skin, leaving it dry and flaky, and because my skin is naturally oily, my sebum production levels have soared to compensate for the moisture loss. This leads to my skin looking dull and thirsty while my pores are clogged from all the excess oil.
This year I decided I was going to put a stop to congested skin, so I developed a pretty powerful skin rescue routine. If you’re feeling similarly about your skin this time of year, I’ve got your solution. Calling all those with dull, dehydrated, and/or congested skin, this one’s for you!
Congested Skin Rescue Routine
Step 1: Deeply Cleanse with Beauty Steam
The first step is my congested skin rescue routine is to ‘open’ up my pores. As you probably have heard, pores don’t actually open or close, but there are some steps you can take to loosen the congestion within them, my favorite being a good steam. Our Beauty Steam, full of radiance-boosting flora, will help your skin detox and release some of the congestion it’s holding on to. A floral steam will provide your skin a deep cleanse as well as a hydration boost, helping it return to balance.
Step 2: Detoxify with a Clay Mask
After your skin has begun to release all the impurities locked within its pores, your next step is to up the detox level. A clay mask is our favorite way to continue the deep clean. Here’s a quick little DIY clay mask to get you started.
Clay || to deeply cleanse and remove impurities
Honey || to moisturize and promote radiance
Rosewater || to hydrate, balance, and cleanse
Add a tsp of clay and another of honey to a small bowl or ramekin. Begin mixing using the back of a spoon as you slowly add rosewater (about a tsp) until you reach your desired consistency. Apply to the face and wait at least 15 minutes or until it begins to dry out.
Step 3: Balance with Neck+
The next step in our congested skin rescue routine is to slather your face and décolleté in Neck+. This step helps finish off any lasting congestion while preventing your pores from getting clogged when you return to the cold. Astringent witch hazel will help tighten the pores while cooling aloe provides hydration and soothing relief to balance the skin. Your skin will look smooth, supple, quenched, and decongested.
Step 4: Give Your Skin a Boost with Our Maqui Berry Beauty Whip
To finish up your routine, don’t forget to seal in moisture with your Beauty Whip face mask. This treatment is designed to provide your skin lasting hydration, promote radiance, and battle oxidative stress (a major cause of skin aging). One application reveals the look of intense moisture, even texture and tone, and a visibly brighter complexion.
Kiss all your winter skin woes goodbye with this congested skin rescue routine. Now you can wake up with your skin looking plump, hydrated, radiant, and clear. Who wants more than that?