Cooler Temps, Hotter Skin: Adapting Your Skincare for the Changing Seasons

Cooler Temps, Hotter Skin: Adapting Your Skincare for the Changing Seasons

As the seasons change and temperatures start to drop, it’s time to reassess your skincare routine. Transitioning from the warm, humid days of summer to the cool, dry days of fall and winter can take a toll on your skin. 

The key to maintaining healthy, glowing skin during this transition is to add hydration into your skincare routine.

In this article, we will explore why hydration is essential, the effects of cooler weather on your skin, and practical tips for achieving a well-hydrated complexion.

Why Hydration Matters

Hydration is the foundation of good skincare. Our skin is the body’s largest organ and serves as a protective barrier. When it’s properly hydrated, it functions more effectively in safeguarding us from environmental pollutants, irritants, and harmful UV rays. Moreover, hydrated skin looks plump, radiant, and youthful.

In cooler temperatures, the air tends to be drier, which can lead to increased moisture loss from the skin. This can result in common skin concerns such as dryness, flakiness, redness, and even accelerated aging.

To combat these issues, incorporating proper hydration into your skincare routine is essential.

Effects of Cooler Weather on Your Skin

  1. Reduced Moisture Levels: Cold air lacks the humidity that warm air carries, causing your skin to lose moisture more rapidly. This can lead to dry and dehydrated skin.
  2. Windburn: Windy weather can strip the skin’s natural oils, leaving it vulnerable to irritation and redness, often referred to as windburn.
  3. Flakiness and Roughness: Cooler temperatures can exacerbate skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis, leading to flakiness and rough patches.
  4. Dullness: Reduced blood circulation during colder months can result in a dull, tired-looking complexion.
  5. Premature Aging: Dehydrated skin is more prone to fine lines and wrinkles, making it important to maintain hydration to keep the signs of aging at bay.

Practical Tips for Hydrated Skin

  • Switch to a Gentle Cleanser: Opt for a gentle, hydrating cleanser that doesn’t strip your skin of its natural oils. Avoid harsh, drying cleansers that can worsen dryness.
  • Exfoliate Wisely: Reduce the frequency of exfoliation, as over-exfoliating can worsen dryness. Choose a mild exfoliator and use it sparingly to remove dead skin cells.
  • Hyaluronic Acid: Incorporate products containing hyaluronic acid, a powerful hydrating ingredient that can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water, into your skincare routine. Apply it before moisturizer to boost hydration.

Features dual-action hyaluronic acid, which combats dry skin in two ways. It helps your skin attract and retain moisture, providing a plumping effect that reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 

One of its key ingredients, Verbena Officinalis Extract, supports your skin’s natural production of natural moisturizing factors. This unique blend of moisturizing ingredients ensures that your skin remains hydrated and resilient, even in harsh winter conditions.

  • Rich Moisturizer: Switch to a thicker, more emollient moisturizer to provide a protective barrier against moisture loss. Look for ingredients like ceramides and fatty acids.

Containing sweet almond, olive, and sesame oils, is a lightweight and versatile option. Apply it to your face, cuticles, elbows, and hair ends to revitalize and hydrate.

  • Humidifier: Use a humidifier in your home to add moisture to the indoor air. This can prevent excessive drying of your skin.
  • Sunscreen: Don’t forget to apply sunscreen, even on cold and cloudy days. UV rays can still damage your skin, leading to dehydration and premature aging.
  • Drink Water: Hydrate your body from the inside out by drinking plenty of water throughout the day.
  • Stay Hydrated Internally: Incorporate hydrating foods like fruits and vegetables into your diet. Foods rich in water content can help keep your skin hydrated.

Additional Product Recommendations

Timewise Miracle Set - Mary Beth Dulin
  • For on-the-go hydration, the Mary Kay Naturally™ Moisturizing Stick is perfect. Crafted with hydrating carnauba wax, skin-protecting candelilla wax, and moisturizing beeswax, this targeted balm relieves dryness instantly and leaves your skin feeling nourished and soothed throughout the day.
  • For an indulgent hydration experience, the Mary Kay TimeWise Repair® Lifting Bio-Cellulose Mask offers 24-hour moisture benefits. This luxurious mask not only moisturizes but also lifts and firms the skin. Incorporating it into your skincare routine can provide your skin with an extra boost of precious hydration, leaving it radiant and refreshed.
  • Mary Kay TimeWise® Moisture Renewing™ Gel Mask is another innovative option. Formulated with sodium hyaluronate and plant-derived glycerin, it attracts and maintains moisture while helping to balance moisture levels in the skin. Additionally, this gel mask helps firm and calm the skin while strengthening the skin’s barrier function.


As the temperatures begin to cool down, taking proactive steps to add hydration to your skincare routine is crucial. Cooler weather can be harsh on your skin, leading to dryness, redness, and other issues. 

By choosing the right products and adopting these practical tips, you can maintain a healthy, hydrated complexion all year round. 

Remember, healthy skin is not only beautiful but also a reflection of overall well-being. So, embrace the change of seasons and keep your skin radiant and glowing throughout the fall and winter months.

Teen Skincare 101: Building an Effective Routine for Healthy Skin

Building an Effective Skincare Routine for Teens

Taking care of your skin during your teenage years is essential for maintaining a healthy complexion and setting the foundation for glowing skin in the future. As a teenager, your skin is unique and requires specific attention and care.

In this guide, we’ll walk you through the basics of building an effective skincare routine tailored to your needs. Whether you’re dealing with acne-prone skin, oiliness, dryness, or sensitivity, these simple steps will help you achieve a radiant and healthy complexion.

Know Your Skin Type

Before diving into any skincare routine, it’s crucial to understand your skin type. Teenagers often experience changes in their skin due to hormonal fluctuations, making it essential to adapt your routine accordingly.

The primary skin types are oily, dry, combination, and sensitive. Take some time to observe your skin’s behavior and characteristics to determine your skin type accurately.

Cleanse Twice Daily

Cleansing is the foundation of any successful skincare routine. Wash your face twice a day, once in the morning and once before bedtime, to remove dirt, oil, and impurities that accumulate throughout the day.

Use a gentle, sulfate-free cleanser that suits your skin type. Avoid harsh scrubbing as it can irritate and damage the skin’s protective barrier.

Combat Acne with Spot Treatments

Acne is a common issue for many teenagers. If you’re prone to breakouts, consider incorporating a spot treatment with acne-fighting ingredients such as benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid. Apply it directly to active pimples before bedtime to help reduce inflammation and speed up the healing process.

Exfoliate Regularly

Exfoliation is essential for removing dead skin cells and promoting cell turnover, which keeps your skin looking fresh and radiant.

Be cautious not to over-exfoliate, as it can lead to irritation. Opt for a mild exfoliator and use it 1-2 times a week, adjusting the frequency based on your skin’s response.

Hydration is Key

Regardless of your skin type, hydration is vital. Use a lightweight, oil-free moisturizer if you have oily skin, a richer moisturizer for dry skin, and a balanced option for combination skin. Moisturizing helps maintain your skin’s barrier function and prevents excessive oil production or dryness.

Sun Protection

Protecting your skin from harmful UV rays is crucial for preventing premature aging and reducing the risk of skin cancer.

Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 every morning, even on cloudy days. If you’ll be outdoors for an extended period, reapply sunscreen every two hours.

Don’t Forget the Eyes and Lips

The skin around your eyes is delicate and needs special attention. Consider using a gentle eye cream to hydrate and protect this area.

Additionally, keep your lips moisturized with a lip balm that contains SPF to shield them from sun damage.

Avoid Touching Your Face

As tempting as it may be, avoid touching your face throughout the day. Your hands can transfer dirt and bacteria, leading to breakouts and skin irritation. Be mindful, and if necessary, wash your hands before applying any skincare products.

Stay Hydrated and Eat a Balanced Diet

Your skin’s health is also influenced by what you put into your body. Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated, and aim for a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and nutrients that support skin health.

Building an effective skincare routine during your teenage years is an investment in your skin’s future. Remember, patience and consistency are key to seeing the best results, so stick to your routine and embrace the process of nurturing your skin.

Most Recommended Mary Skincare Products for Teens

Mary Kay offers a range of skincare products suitable for teens, focusing on gentle formulations that address common teenage skin concerns such as acne, oiliness, and sensitivity.

Here are some Mary Kay skincare products that can be beneficial for teenagers.

  • Mary Kay Clear Proof® Acne System: This system is specifically designed to combat acne-prone skin. It includes a Clarifying Cleansing Gel, Blemish Control Toner, Acne Treatment Gel, and Oil-Free Moisturizer for Acne-Prone Skin. The products work together to cleanse, unclog pores, and control excess oil, helping to reduce and prevent breakouts.
  • Mary Kay Botanical Effects® Cleanse Formula 3: The Botanical Effects line offers a gentle and natural approach to skincare. Formula 3 is suitable for oily skin types and helps remove excess oil without over-drying the skin. It contains botanical extracts that soothe and nourish the complexion.
  • Mary Kay Botanical Effects® Moisturizer Formula 1: For teens with dry or sensitive skin, Formula 1 from the Botanical Effects line provides lightweight hydration without causing irritation. It includes antioxidant-rich botanicals to support the skin’s natural defense against environmental stressors.
  • Mary Kay Botanical Effects® Mask Formula 2: Teenagers can benefit from using a gentle face mask once a week to deep clean and purify the skin. Formula 2 from the Botanical Effects line is suitable for normal skin and helps improve the skin’s texture and clarity.
  • Mary Kay Botanical Effects® Regimen: Packed with botanical goodness, it’s gentle, effective, and perfect for busy teen lifestyles. Get ready to embrace a fresh, clear complexion. Because every teen deserves the confidence that comes with healthy, glowing skin!
  • Mary Kay Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover: Teens who wear makeup can benefit from a gentle yet effective makeup remover. This oil-free option from Mary Kay helps dissolve and remove eye makeup without tugging or irritating the delicate eye area.
  • Mary Kay Sun Care Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50: Encourage teens to use sunscreen daily to protect their skin from harmful UV rays. This sunscreen from Mary Kay offers broad-spectrum protection and is suitable for both face and body.
  • Mary Kay® Micellar Water: The perfect addition to every teen’s skincare routine! Designed with the needs of youthful skin in mind, this gentle yet effective micellar water is here to make cleansing a breeze. Say goodbye to makeup residue and impurities, and hello to clean, refreshed skin that’s ready to take on the day.

Before incorporating any new skincare products into your routine, do a patch test to check for any adverse reactions. Additionally, it’s essential to consult with a dermatologist or skin care professional if they have specific skin concerns or conditions.

October Virtual Pampering Tutorial with Mary Beth Dulin

Do you want $100 FREE MK in October?

October Virtual Pampering Tutorial with Mary Beth Dulin

Hey skin care & beauty lover,

  • Are you running low on your MK products?
  • Do you want to try something new?
  • Do you need a FULL overhaul of skincare or makeup?
  • Do you want to try before you buy?

THIS is the perfect time for you to book your virtual pampering session! It’s so easy:

1. Select a date with a 30 minute time slot

2. Invite 4-6 friends ( 4x must attend to qualify )

3. MB sends out free samples to everyone

4. We wash our face together on zoom

5. YOU GO SHOPPING!! Pick out $100 free

Mary Kay October Specials

Check out the availability below. All times are 7pm or 8pm and take 30 minutes.

Book your date by 10/1 and get a free PINK clay mask as a thank you gift from me.

Life is a party and you are all invited! Let’s party on zoom together ❤️

Virtual Pampering Tutorial with Mary Beth Dulin
Pink Hugs, MB

Skinvigorate Sonic™ Skin Care System

Skinvigorate Sonic™ Skin Care System

Skinvigorate Sonic™ Skin Care System
I’m boosting my routine! These products are great compliments to my skincare routine. #MKYourPower

P.S. – You can receive a FREE* stand with your purchase of the Skinvigorate Sonic™ Skin Care System!

I’m in love with my Timewise repair foaming cleanser with my skinvigorate brush.

The brush has a built-in timer so you know how long to wash each section of your face.

Did you know this brush will clean your face 85% better than with your hands?

After I wash my face, I add in the NEW Mary Kay Clinical Solutions® HA + Ceramide Hydrator and massage it in with my sonic serum massage head.

AMAZZZZING!! I love this gel booster for the huge hydration factor. Ceramide helps improve skin hydration and support normal barrier function. HA (hyaluronic Acid) cushions skin and holds onto moisture and helps to plump skin.

WOW Lashes with Mary Kay

Your Mary Kay® Mascara Wardrobe

WOW Lashes with Mary Kay

So excited that I get to choose between all these fab-u-lash mascaras to celebrate #NationalLashDay

Did you know…. Every 3 months you should change your mascara? This should happen even when it’s still full. We don’t want bacteria to grow in our mascara and touch our lashes getting close to our sensitive eyes.

To help remember when to replace your mascara, I have created the Mascara Club.

Mary Beth Dulin - The Mascara Club

A new mascara will be auto shipped to you every 3 months along with samples- no need to think about re-ordering all year!

Check out this video for all the details:

Memories - MBDulin


The best thing about memories is making them! #MyMKLife #MKYourPower

Memories - MBDulin

This picture was taken right after my 2 girlfriends and I walked across stage picking up our diamond ring.

When we sell $40,000 in one year we are awarded with gorgeous rings and prizes.

This specific ring is a white gold and diamond filigree ring- one of my favorites!!!

For awards night, we are swept away in a limo wearing gowns, sashes, and eating chocolate covered strawberries. Then we walk across the stage waving to 5,000 of our closest friends.

It’s a Miss America moment for sure! 

When was the last time you dressed up and were recognized for your achievements?

This is a HUGE part of our Mary Kay Culture. I love helping women win. Maybe it’s a small win, maybe a large win, but winning breeds belief. And Breeding belief grows confidence, and THAT is key to happy, powerful women!

key to happy, powerful women
Holiday 2021 The Gift Of Mary Kay

Just Call Me Your Holiday Elf

It’s that time of the year. The time to start your holiday list, adding all of the important people on the list giving tokens of love and appreciation.

It’s 13 days until Hanukah and 30 days from Christmas. I’m here to help with all of your holiday gift giving needs.

Is it a family member? Mom, wife, sister, daughter, Dad, Husband, son?

Is it a staff support member? Admin, secretary, assistant, teacher?

Is it a helper in your community? ups, fed ex, postal worker, babysitter, house cleaner ?

I have wrapped beautifully presented gifts ready to go for everyone in your life. The gifts range from $15- $150 with delivery or shipping directly to your recipient. The best part? I make sure the gift is perfect, customizing it for everyone on your list.

Schedule your virtual shopping spree with me, so we can go through the most popular gifts for everyone on your list.

Hydration Happiness

So you have a fabulous skincare routine!

You wash and hydrate your skin daily and have some anti gaining boosters. But still, you would love a level of advancement that brings your skin care pampering to a spa level.

Sure visiting a spa for a facial is a treat! But most of us don’t have the time to schedule that 1-2x per month.


Introducing our Hydrasession: a layered cleansing, exfoliating, and hydrating spa style pampering that will surly stack up against your best spa treatment! Watch our interactive FB live tutorial to follow along with samples on this spa style journey. Your face will love you for this anti aging pampering that will leave you looking younger! Request access to the group and your free beauty bag today. 

Beauty Sleep Sunday

Have you ever wanted to learn what products are best for your skin?

Have you wanted a tutorial on HOW and WHY we use certain products in conjunction with others?
Have you wanted a FULLY visual, comprehensive, step by step walk through of how to apply and remove the products? 
Welcome to Beauty Sleep Sunday! This interactive FB live event will walk you thought how to use the samples in your complimentary beauty bag to pamper your face. Learn new techniques and applications during this fun, engaging FB live… and the best part? Nobody sees you- so you can be in your PJs! 
Request access and your free beauty bag today.