Learn to Layer Products for Softer Winter Skin

Winter skin care layering

As we enter the coldest period of the year, the order in which you apply your skin care can make all the difference.

We usually think of winter layering in terms of a parka or turtleneck, but when it comes to skin care, layering is just as important, and a much more delicate process. We’ve created an express step-by-step routine to get you out the door quickly with maximum protection and nourishment for your skin.

Step 1: Cleanse and Exfoliate
Always start with a wet face, then gently massage the cleanser all over, up to the hair line. Find a cleanser with a gentle exfoliant to sweep away the dead skin cells from the night before.

Philosophy Microdelivery Exfoliating Face Wash
Bliss Fabulous Foaming Face Wash

Step 2: Apply Serums and Targeted Treatments
A few drops of serum can have a big impact on your skin. Squeeze a pea-sized amount onto your fingertips, then gently press the product into your skin at the jawline, above the cheek bones and above the eyebrows.

Hylamide SubQ Anti-Age
Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution
Origins Plantscription Powerful Lifting Concentrate

Step 3: Moisturize
Moisturizer seals in the beneficial properties of the serum and protects your skin from the drying effects of winter air.

Clarins Hydra-Essentiel Cooling Gel for Normal to Combination Skin
Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion with Pump

Step 4: Apply SPF
A broad spectrum SPF is still the most important anti-aging product on the market, because all the serums and antioxidants in the world can’t combat the damage of sun exposure. Use a light SPF as a sheer top layer.

Shiseido Ultra Sun Protection Lotion for Sensitive Skin, SPF 50
Biotherm Sun Care Face Protection SPF 50

For more skin care how-to’s and an inside look at the latest products, visit us in store for our Beauty Clinic event. Our experts will be available to help you craft a personalized recipe for perfectly hydrated skin. Call to book a one-on-one session at your favourite Hudson’s Bay beauty counter between February 3 and 5 and receive a $10 coupon with any cosmetics or fragrance purchase of $75 or more (before taxes). Redeem the coupon on your next beauty purchase of $75 or more before taxes in store from February 3 to 5, 2017.