Winterize Your Skin: CHANEL-style

Pretty model blowing snow

Since I’m heading to Nordstrom Spokane later this week to work at the CHANEL counter for their WINTERIZE YOUR SKIN EVENT, I thought I should blog about some of the skincare products I will be recommending.  The advise is universal, the products are all CHANEL. Here are my best skincare tips for the season.

Winter skincare must-haves:

  • A hydrating cleanser, preferably not foaming.  A good lotion, cream, or oil cleanser is best. (Foaming cleansers are better left for summer since humidity is usually higher at that time of year.) A few “wintertime” cleansers that I like: CHANEL’s Lait Confort Milky Cleanser or  Sublimage Essential Comfort Cleanser.

  • A hydrating toner.  The right toner can help to balance the pH of your skin as well as boost hydration levels. Be sure to use a toner designed for your skin type and apply your face cream immediately following it so that the moisture is sealed into the skin.  My favorite toner…CHANEL Lotion Confort Toner. (What NOT to use: toner with alcohol in it.  This will dry out your skin, not hydrate it!)

  • A great night cream. Rich, emollient creams are fabulous in the winter.  I sometimes wish my skin was this dry all year long because I love the feel of a really rich cream.  To try: CHANEL Le Lift Creme Riche.

  • EXFOLIATOR!!  Dry skin in the winter is frustrating but it doesn’t have to be. Exfoliating on a regular basis helps to slough off the dead skin cells so that your moisturizer penetrates more effectively.  I prefer a chemical exfoliator to a physical one, like CHANEL’s Le Weekend Serum with glycolic acid in it.

  • A Moisturizing Mask.  Sometimes we need a little extra boost, beyond what our everyday skincare regime can offer.  A hydrating mask not only pushes extra vitamins and essential oils into the skin, but it also forces us to sit quietly for 10 minutes. Who doesn’t need that this time of year?  To try: CHANEL Hydra Beauty Hydration Protection Radiance Mask.

  • An Eye Mask: If you think about it, the skin around our eyes seems to always be dry.  It just gets even worse in the winter, right!?  Sometimes eye creams are not enough.  Consider adding a mask to your eye care routine.  CHANEL makes an excellent eye mask that is appropriate for all seasons but is especially nice in drier months:  CHANEL Le Lift Firming Anti-Wrinkle Flash Eye Revitalizer.

  • SPF 30 or higher.  Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you get to skip the sunscreen. Outdoor activities can wreak havoc on your skin if you don’t protect it correctly.  Skiing, snowshoeing, hiking…all of these activities require sunscreen!  Even if you don’t plan to go outside for the day, put it on.  There is no better way to take care of your skin than using a daily sunscreen!  My all-time favorite sunscreen: CHANEL’s UV Essentials SPF 50.


So there you have it, my favorite CHANEL winter skincare items.  Please feel free to comment and share any additional items you think I might have missed!

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