Work with your skin, not against it, to keep it soft and glowing this season.
Dry skin in winter seems to be unavoidable, especially if you already have a sensitive complexion. As we know, eczema, rosacea, and psoriasis tend to flare-up in the colder months, when humidity levels and temperatures plummet, which can bring on red, flaky patches all over. Surviving the season is a lot easier with the right goods in your routine. Our Bia Collection is formulated in Ireland—where braving the harsh elements is part of the lifestyle—and packed with super hydrating plants. To calm winter-weary skin, try this mini routine:
Gently cleanse and lightly slough.
Turn a ritual that’s normally drying into something beneficial and soothing for your face. Bia Wash Off Cleansing Oil won’t strip skin’s healthy oils and if you softly buff it in with a washcloth, you’ll lift away dead skin cells—so your moisturizers can penetrate better—without irritating the surface. Put any retinol or acid products on hold, though, since they can be sensitizing.
Saturate skin with an antioxidant-rich oil.
Feed your complexion with nourishing botanicals, so it can repair itself and undo the daily assault from environmental factors. Bia Facial Oil contains ultra-replenishing sea buckthorn and prickly pear extracts. Press it into the skin, lightly patting it on. You can do two layers if you’re super dry.
Swap your day cream for Bia Skin Superfood.
This emollient balm is a do-it-all wonder. Our master formulator and herbalist Tracey Ryan handpicked a specific bouquet of plants—calendula, comfrey, heartsease—to improve barrier function, so your skin can retain moisture better. If you’re severely dry, slather on a generous amount and apply it morning and night. You can also apply to your hands, lips, and cuticles for extra protection.
Stick with good habits that prevent parched skin.
Sleep with a humidifier in your bedroom to up the natural moisture content in the air and take shorter, cooler showers (not easy but really worth it). And try to avoid harsh detergents when lathering up—Ryan loves Bia Uplifting Soap, which seals in moisture with shea butter and rose geranium oil. It smells like a spring day. Consider it a nice fix until the birds start chirping.