It’s no secret that when the seasons change, our skincare routines should change as well. Swapping out products is essential for the change in weather, indoor heating, and any other changes that come along with the cooler temps. The key here is that you literally feel the difference in your skin. You feel the dryness, you feel the tightness, and you feel the discomfort almost as soon as December and January roll in.
In order to avoid any of the above, you’ll want to ensure that you’re using products that keep your skin both hydrated and moisturized. I know that sounds confusing, but yes, hydrated skin and moisturized skin are two totally different things. Dehydrated skin lacks water and needs to be hydrated, while dry skin lacks oil and needs to be moisturized. Therefore, you should look out for products that can target either of those concerns or both. Ahead, you’ll find some of my recommendations for getting your skin winter-ready.
A Rich Moisturizer
If you’ve been using a lightweight, gel-like moisturizer, it’s a good idea to swap it out for one with a richer texture. The thicker consistency will provide more protection against any winds or frigid temperatures you may face when you step outside. You get bonus points if you choose one infused with SPF!
Face & Body Oil
Oils are having quite the moment in the skincare game. While they were once considered taboo, they’re all fair game now thanks to their healing and treating properties. Slather some on your face and all across your body and you’ll treat everything from dryness to redness and everything in between.
Hydrating Masks & Serums
What I love about masks and serums is that they reach the places that other products usually can’t. They both penetrate into much deeper layers of the skin, therefore making the ingredients a lot more effective. Keep in mind that serums should be used daily, and if your go-to mask is gentle enough it can be as well.
It’s really important for me to maintain my skincare throughout the day. Since I’m typically on the go, I like to carry a face mist with me when I can. This is a great way for me to refresh my skin and add another layer of moisture. It also adds a nice sheen over my makeup for an added glow.
One of the biggest skincare culprits of winter is none other than chapped lips. The struggle is so real with this every single year, but thankfully we have the power of lip balm. Look out for ones with natural oils in them such as coconut oil for extra nourishing properties.