In colder climates, the skin gets dry and tends to "harden" up as a defense mechanism. When the whole body is cold, it's more difficult for the muscles of the body (and face) to completely relax either. These are my tips for traveling to colder climates:
1. Use Cleansing Beauty Oil (or cleansing oil) every evening to remove "the day" from the pores, soften and loosen dead skin cells, and moisturize and balance the lipid barrier.
2. Pack a gentle cleanser to use daily. Your cleanser should not contain harsh chemicals (like sodium Laureth sulfate) because that will dry out the skin in cold environments. Try to avoid anything that foams, stick with creams and gels.
Recommended: Sea Silk Wash
3. Pack a liquid exfoliant you can use every few days to remove dead skin. This will allow your oils and creams to penetrate the skin and will keep it more hydrated and glowing.
Recommended: Hibiscus Green Tea Peel
4. Wear oil to bed. Whether you are layering your oil with serums and moisturizers or not, it's important that your skin gets extra moisture so you can wake up with your skin feeling soft and supple.
5. Move your muscles.
People come back from colder places looking older because their muscles have been tense and constricted more than normal. Stretch your body upon waking and before bed, and work in some face yoga and facial massage to keep facial muscles warm, flexible and relaxed.