Victoria Radford on How to Prep Your Skin for Winter

Every winter, your skin has to face biting cold and harsh winds, not to mention the equally drying indoor heat. It’s enough to make you want to escape south until spring—but, if you’re planning on being more snow-bound than snowbird over the next few months, you might want to consider tweaking your skincare routine for the season ahead.

From pre-cleansing to primer, here’s how to keep your skin looking its best all winter long, with tips from celebrity makeup artist, skin expert and owner of Radford Studio, Victoria Radford.

Clean Sweep

Radford recommends starting with a double cleanse when the temperature drops. “It’s like a mini-facial at home just when your skin needs it most. I start with Environ Pre-Cleanse to remove any impurities and debris, followed by Radford Buff, which is a daily enzyme exfoliant that leaves your skin looking brand-new.”

Buff Daily Enzyme Exfoliant, $50, available at

Oil Change

Skin tends to look duller in the winter because it regenerates more slowly during the colder months, says Radford. “I love Environ Hydrating Oil Capsules, which are packed full of skin-loving green tea and vitamin A. They not only hydrate your skin, but keep it turning over and looking bright.”

Environ Focus Care Moisture+ Hydrating Oil Capsules available at Radford Studio.

Protection Perfection

“A big part of why your skin becomes unhappy in the winter months is the elements are much harsher, and your skin needs comfort and protection,” says Radford. “We created Radford Face to be the perfect cure-all. It’s your all-around best winter fix and daily face cream.”

Face Daily Moisturizer, $58, available at

Deep Impact

According to Radford, winter causes skin to become thicker, making it harder for moisture and nutrients to penetrate. “The Hollywood North facial is where technology meets treatment. Using low frequency sound waves, we are able to penetrate nutrients and moisture where your skin needs it most on the lower levels of the dermis—40 times deeper to be exact.”

The Hollywood North Facial, 60m – $250 ($295 w Victoria), available at Radford Studio.

Glow Up

Looking for a way to get radiant skin that doesn’t involve potentially streaky bronzer or jetting off to a tropical resort? “To give my skin an extra boost of luminosity when the cold comes, I turn up the glow with our Radford Glow Primer,” says Radford. “Two pumps all over the face—including all around the eyes—are the perfect step to give your skin the gorgeous winter glow it deserves.”

Glow Primer, $40, available at

Head to Radford Studio to book a great winter-prep facial or treatment now.

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