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Your Guide to Using Force Shield All Winter Long

Refreshingly-good. Cooling. The perfect after-sun skin care. When our Force Shield line launched in June, it instantly became a summertime holy grail product all over TikTok and Instagram. And while the collection is undoubtedly amazing for the hotter months of the year (a quick post-pool spritz or a swipe of ultra-lightweight hydration during a heat wave), it’s equally amazing during the wintertime too. Here’s exactly how to use the Force Shield products in your daily winter skincare routine.

Superfuel Serum Stick for layered hydration

What’s the best way to prevent skin from drying out when the air is frigid outside and dry inside? By protecting the skin microbiome and boosting the moisture barrier, two tasks the Superfuel Serum Stick handles like a champ. With every swipe of this face serum, skin is infused with probiotics, hydrators and energizing ingredients:

  • Sodium hyaluronate visibly calms red, dehydrated skin.
  • Calendula flower replenishes the skin’s moisture barrier.
  • Green microalgae + lactic acid work together to help balance bacteria, so skin looks smoother and visibly restored.

A balanced microbiome works together with your moisture barrier to naturally protect skin from wintry weather and environmental stressors.

How to use Superfuel Serum Stick in the winter

Glide the Superfuel Serum Stick over skin AM + PM, after cleansing and toning. Allow to dry for 30 seconds, then follow up with a moisturizer to seal in the hydration for a baby-soft finish.

You can also use the serum stick midday — basically anytime your skin needs a natural boost of protective hydration. We like to swipe before masking up or after braving the elements on a particularly cold and windy day.

Supercharged Reset Mist for a lighter AM cleanse

If the winter air has your skin looking like a flaky mess, you may want to tone down your cleansing regimen. While the PM wash is always a must-do to remove the dirt and impurities that build up all day, not all skin types require a full AM cleansing.

If you have oily skin or are using a night cream or acids that instruct you to wash in the morning, then you should cleanse as usual. If not, a few spritzes of Supercharged Reset Mist may be all you need to clarify any sweat and oil that builds up in your pores during the night. The mist keeps trouble in check with a hydrating cloud of botanicals that purify skin without drying it out.

  • Herbal toning complex lightly cleanses and refreshes skin.
  • Tea tree oil naturally clarifies skin.
  • Totaro balances bacteria for a happy microbiome.
  • Elderberry fruit extract purifies and tightens pores.

 

RELATED READ: Cleansing 101: The Right Way to Wash Your Face, According to Dermatologists

How to use Supercharged Reset Mist in the winter

Winter calls for clean skin that’s gently prepped for skincare products, SPF or makeup, and Supercharged Reset Mist does the trick. Close your eyes and spray all over your face in the AM, following a sweat sesh, or after you remove your mask (to help prevent maskne or mask acne). You can also use it as a purifying spray directly on your mask.

 

Superlight Sunscreen for year-round UV protection

The sun’s rays don’t disappear just because it’s cold outside. UVA rays can penetrate clouds and windows to reach skin and break down the important proteins that hold it all together. Without these proteins, skin loses structure and flexibility, which means it shows more signs of aging.

The lightweight hydration in Superlight Sunscreen is perfect for an extra layer of moisture during the harsh winter months. The reef-safe, zinc oxide sunscreen is also sheer green-tinted to help balance the signs of redness that often accompany dry winter skin.

How to use Superlight Sunscreen SPF 30 in the winter

While Superlight Sunscreen shouldn’t replace your moisturizer, it can provide much-needed UV protection and an extra boost of hydration that’s safe for all skin types (including sensitive skin). Wait at least one minute after applying moisturizer, then smooth the mineral SPF lotion on skin (face or body) as the last step of your skincare routine.

Wondering where Force Shield should fit into your everyday skincare routine? We break it down in How to Add Force Shield to Your Skincare Routine.

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