And here you thought this time of year only called for some festive decorations! Want fewer lines and plumper skin? Then it’s time to use these dermatologist-tested tricks. —Emily Davis
1. Change up your cleanser.
Now’s not the time for anything foam or gel-like. Go the oil route. Some cleansing oils contain antioxidants like vitamin E or essential fatty acids that reinforce skin’s naturally protective moisture barrier (both are found in Burt’s Bees Cleansing Oil with Coconut and Argan Oil which, bonus, won’t make you break out).
2. Get rid of some of the dead stuff.
And by “stuff” we mean skin cells. Accumulate too many and your otherwise healthy complexion will turn dull; an abundance of dead skin cells also prevents things like moisturizer from getting into your skin. Buff your face once or twice a week with something gentle, like Burt’s Bees Peach & Willow Bark Deep Pore Scrub.
3. Start using an essence.
It’s kind of like magic water, able to provide a pH balanced base for all the other winter layers you’ll be putting on top, so they can do their jobs better. Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration Nourishing Facial Water will do the trick.
4. Put on a mask.
You want something thick and nourishing. Wear it one or two mornings a week as you drink your coffee or tea. Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration Treatment Mask with Clary Sage contains moisturizers like glycerin to help fight fine lines and wrinkles in a gentle, healthy way.
5. Armor up.
And by that we mean switch to a thicker, richer face cream like Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration Night Cream. Be sure you apply it while your skin is still damp for maximum moisture.