THE SEASONAL GLOWTOCOL
The Seasonal Glowtocol is our quarterly seasonal facial ritual, which can be used in place of the Weekly Glowtocol 1-2x per month. These Glowtocols are designed to support your glow throughout the season and are infused with all of the scents and ingredients we love for this time of year.
THE WINTER GLOWTOCOL
It's winter! And while we may love the magic of walking in a winter wonderland, our skin may not. Dry and cold weather can really take a toll on our skin health during the winter months. So, this protocol incorporates deep hydration as well as facial massage to holistically nourish and rejuvenate the skin. Infused with subtle seasonal scents and moisture-rich ingredients, this treatment will keep your skin happy, healthy and glowing all winter.
Read on to re-create your own Winter Glowtocol or snag your at-home facial kit with everything you need by shopping The Winter Collection.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED*
Facial Massage Stone
When it comes to at-home facials, setting the mood is your ticket to ultimate relaxation. If you can, carve out some extra time to really enjoy the ritual. You could put on a relaxing holiday playlist or light a few candles. The more at peace we are, the more the skin can work to rejuvenate and repair, so don't be afraid to pull out all the stops for yourself.
We recommend doing this ritual before bedtime, so we also suggest putting on your coziest pajamas and pouring yourself your favorite relaxing beverage, before you get started.
STEP ONE : CLEANSE - Begin your facial ritual with a thorough cleansing using your favorite daily cleanser for two minutes. For winter, we love a good creamy cleanser to provide gentle cleansing and extra hydration for the skin. Thoroughly remove any makeup. You may repeat this step, if desired, to double cleanse and additionally prep the skin.
STEP TWO : APPLY FACIAL OIL - Facial oils are wonderful for treating dry and/or weather-damaged skin. They help nourish and repair and can additionally help balance the skin's natural oil production. Apply a thin layer and take a few minutes to gently massage the oil into the skin. Apply more if needed, as we will be using the oil to facilitate facial massage in our next step.
STEP THREE : FACIAL MASSAGE - To help deeply infuse the facial oil into the skin, we love using a gua sha tool or other stone facial tool. If you don't have a tool, however, now worries. You can continue to massage the skin using just your hands. Gliding the tool over the skin, use only light pressure and work from the center of the face out to the sides. Massage until you feel complete or until the oil has been absorbed. For facial massage moves, check out this video or any of the other tutorials from our Face Massage-To-Glow archive.
STEP FOUR : APPLY MOISTURIZER - At bedtime, and especially during the winter months, we love to apply a nice thick or balm-like moisturizer to really help lock in hydration. Don't be afraid to apply a generous layer and let it absorb while you sleep, as you would with an overnight mask or cream.
STEP FIVE : (OPTIONAL) FACIAL OIL BOOST - To complete the ritual and leave your skin with one last nourishing boost, we recommend adding a few drops of oil to your moisturizer or applying an additional thin layer of oil on top. This will help seal in all of the nutrition from your products as well as leave the skin feeling super soft when you wake up.
* Glowtocol protocols are designed to be universal for all skin types and concerns. You need only select products appropriate for your skin type in order to customize and follow along. Need help curating your perfect Glowtocol? Check out the Skincare 101 page to learn more, or go here to learn how to schedule an online consultation.
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