Tips for Adjusting Skin Care for Colder Weather with Jan Marini

The weather outside can be frightful, especially for our skin! Cold weather and low relative humidity can easily irritate our skin, making the outer layer too oily, too dry—or both. Not only is the outside air drier, but indoor heating can further deplete the moisture in our skin, resulting in a “winter itch.” Luckily, there are some helpful skin care tips and great products from Jan Marini to prepare you for the effects of the cold weather while keeping your skin rejuvenated and glowy all season long!


It’s important to have good skin health to improve our overall appearance and perform many of the body’s essential tasks. For example, healthy skin protects the body from the sun’s ultraviolet rays, viruses and bacteria. Unfortunately, cold weather can compromise our skin’s health, make pores larger and trigger conditions like xerosis, rosacea, eczema and other skin conditions. But don’t worry, here are some ways you can embrace the changing of the seasons:

1. Moisturize Daily

Choosing the right moisturizer is essential during the cold winter season. Thick creams containing ceramides, hyaluronic acid and petrolatum are great for retaining and sealing moisture within your skin. Jan Marini fan favorites include the Bioclear® Face Lotion and Hyla3D™ Face Cream. The Bioclear® Face Lotion utilizes a combination of glycolic, salicylic and azelaic acid to lock in moisture and reduces the appearance of large pores, wrinkles, blemishes and an uneven texture. The Hyla3D™ Face Cream enhances Hyaluronic Acid in five different ways while using an advanced barrier function to support technologies that restore the skin’s hydration and ability to lock in moisture. Once you’ve found a moisturizer packed with the ingredients you need, don’t forget to apply it daily and directly to your damp face and neck for smooth and refreshed skin.      

2. Switch to Hydrating Cleansers

When the air is cold and dry, avoid using harsh cleansers. A good rule of thumb is any cleanser that leaves you feeling ‘squeaky clean’ is likely stripping the skin of its natural oil and moisture. Instead, try using a gentle, hydrating and fragrance-free cleanser for daily cleansing and makeup removal. A great choice is the Jan Marini Clean Zyme® cleanser. It is rich with proteolytic enzymes derived from green, unripened papaya and gently resurfaces to reveal healthy, smooth and polished skin. However, be mindful that using too much of a cleanser could result in dry and oily skin, so try washing your face once or twice a day maximum for great skin health.

3. Limit Hot Showers

We all love the feeling of a hot shower after a chilly day outside, but too much hot water could negatively impact and dry out the skin. Limit showers and baths to 15 minutes or less, and use lukewarm water to avoid further irritation. After applying a moisturizer, gently pat the skin dry. For comfort, place your bath towel in the dryer for 10 minutes before showering—you’ll have a cozy and hot towel ready when you step out!

4. Use Gentle Exfoliants

The purpose of exfoliation is to remove dead skin and dirt on the face’s surface while helping other skin care products penetrate deeper into the skin. Exfoliation also assists with unclogging pores, evening skin tone and increasing oxygen flow by stimulating lymphatic drainage. Avoid harsh scrubs and opt for moisturizers and cleansers containing lactic acid or glycolic acid. Jan Marini has a limited edition Cranberry Orange Exfoliator, which combines three exfoliant ingredients to work together— gently and safely exfoliating the skin without harsh abrasives. A best practice is to exfoliate your skin 1-3 times a week to nourish the outer surface of your skin.

5. Humidify

Humidifiers are a great way to combat dryness and add water to the air in a stuffy room. Dry air could pull the moisture directly from your skin, which can cause several skin issues over time. Purchase a humidifier, and remember to clean the unit by changing the water to prevent mold and harmful skin effects.

6. Consider Facials

Facials are perfect for the cold weather because they detox the skin and remove oil buildup while moisturizing all at once! The process typically utilizes steam to open the pores, an exfoliant to remove trapped dirt and extraction tools for blackheads and acne. Facials are great for people with a rough skin texture, such as rosacea or clogged pores. Scheduling a facial every 3-4 weeks will help the skin to be glowy and vibrant over time. For long-lasting skin health, visit a LightRx location today for a HydraFacial treatment.


If you live in a region with colder weather, adjusting your skin care routine is crucial to maintaining healthy and refreshed skin. With the right skin care tips and products from Jan Marini, you can confidently face the cold weather while still looking radiant. So why not give it a try and enjoy an even, glowy complexion all year round? Visit your local LightRx clinic to purchase your Jan Marini products today!

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