Your winter skincare routine should include deeply moisturizing products that meet your specific needs. All over dryness and flaky patches are incredibly common issues to have when you’re confronted with icy temperatures and forced indoor heat. Wind-whipped skin in below zero temperatures can be protected with the right products. With a few tweaks to your routine, you’ll survive the brutality of winter with soft and hydrated skin. Read on for our expert recommendations for three common cold-weather skin conditions.
All Over Dryness
Retaining moisture is your number one priority when dealing with all over dryness, so update your routine with a cleanser that won’t strip your skin. This gentle cleanser is made with plant oils and hydrosols that add balance, restore hydration and leave your skin feeling soft and youthful.
This antioxidant-rich toner is made from the distilled extract of Gettou Alpinia Zerumbet leaves — a native plant to Okinawa that is part of the ginger family. It enhances collagen production and moisture retention while preventing breakouts. Apply after cleansing for best results.
Add volume and lift to your skin with a hyaluronic acid serum. This powerful hydrating agent binds 1000 times its weight in water into the skin. Production of this acid diminishes over time, leaving the skin dry and lifeless. Revise your winter skincare routine with a serum that will lock water into the skin overnight.
Rosehip seed oil is known for its extremely high fatty acid and antioxidant content. It’s essential for cold-weather months because it renews, softens and hydrates. Layer it on as the final step of your nighttime routine like a serum, cocktail it with your moisturizer or use it all over to treat super dry skin.
If you’re dealing with flaky patches of skin during the wintertime, find products that offer gentle exfoliation and rebalancing. This gentle cleanser treats redness and irritation while restoring the skin’s natural softness.
A no-rinse micellar water that’s gentle on sensitive skin and has a multitude of uses is a year-round skincare essential, but will especially replenish flaky skin in the winter. Use this to remove any traces of makeup that your cleanser may have missed or as a toner after cleansing. It leaves behind a light layer of moisture with a non-greasy feel.
It’s common to avoid exfoliators during the colder months for fear that they might further damage your skin. This scrub features a gentle jojoba bead that will remove any dead skin without causing more irritation. The fruit enzymes will leave your skin looking radiant and clear.
Replenish tender, freshly exfoliated skin with a highly concentrated hydration boosting serum. This one is filled with collagen and hyaluronic acid to plump the skin and add deep moisture.
This popular moisturizer is a must-have with dry skin. It’s a thick moisturizer made with organic pansy, which has antiseptic properties. Use this as a moisturizing wash off mask, and overnight mask or in a light layer as an all-over moisturizer.
Below Zero Temperatures
This famed French cleanser was originally created to remove heavy stage makeup for actresses in the 1950s. This refined formula leaves behind moisture and no residue, making it perfect for frigid winter months.
After cleansing, a rosewater spray will help to lock in moisture, especially when you’re spending hours in skin-stripping indoor heat. A few spritzes will soothe irritated skin that’s been subjected to winter’s wrath.
After blasts of cold wind, you’ll need to add an oil-rich elixir to your winter skincare routine calm and soothe. This one is made with cooling Blue tansy which will protect and nourish the skin in extreme conditions. It’s also rich in luxurious Prickly Pear seed oil and vitamin E, know to minimize the appearance of fine lines and hyperpigmentation.
This authentic German moisturizer is a classic winter must-have. It will create a barrier against icy temperatures and revitalize the skin, head to toe. A little goes a long way with this all-purpose moisturizer. You can use it to revitalize cold cracked knuckles and other dehydrated parts of the body. Use it as the final step in your skincare routine to combat below zero temperatures.