It’s finally starting to feel like winter here in Sacramento! And as we start to crank up that heater and the weather gets a little cooler, we suggest updating your skincare regime to add extra hydration and protect your skin.

Follow these tips and tricks to help you “winterize” your skin:

Exfoliate: First, you always want to exfoliate. We recommend the Image Ormedic Gel Polish. This can be done at least two times per week. It’s pretty gentle so it’s something that you can use more regularly and we love the way this product has gentle beads that give you that nice psychical exfoliation, leaving your skin feeling soft, smooth, and refreshed.

Apply a Creamy Cleanser: Usually, in the summer months you’ll want to use more of a gel cleanser but a creamy cleanser is nice to use for the winter months. We recommend the Image Skincare Vital C Hydrating Facial Cleanser. This product infuses skin with high levels of antioxidant vitamin C to brighten as it cleanses.

Update your Moisturizer: The next thing you’ll want to focus on is updating your moisturizer for nighttime use. You’re going to want to use something that might be a little thicker than what you’re used to during the summer months. We recommend the QUL Nighttime CBD Full Spectrum Moisturizer with probiotics and microalgae.

Incorporate Hydrating Treatment Products: In addition to your moisturizer, we recommend using a hydrating treatment product. We have a few favorite products that work with all skin types. The first is the Image Skincare Ageless Total Hyaluronic Filler. This product delivers an immediate, noticeable boost of hydration. The next product is the Image Skincare Ageless Overnight Masque. This product can be used at night to better hydrate your skin. It also has a little retinol in it to help with cell turnover. The last hydrating product that we recommend is the QUL hydrating Rose Water. This is a beautiful spray that you can put on both in the morning and at night time – either over or under your makeup – to keep your skin hydrated and glowing.

Always Apply SPF: Lastly, it doesn’t matter if it’s December or July… You’ll always want to wear an SPF. Even if the sun’s not shining, don’t forget to apply that sunscreen to keep your skin protected at all times. The Image Skincare Prevention + Daily Hydrating Moisturizer SPF 30 is a great product. Created with organic zinc oxide, it spreads easily and evenly for a perfectly hydrated finish.

All of these products can be purchased here at MM Beauty Studios or online here: