Cold Weather Skin-Care Tips and Hacks
With the colder, winter weather coming in, you may start to notice that your skin feels dry or looks flaky. That’s why it’s best to revamp your skin-care routine with hydrating products that will keep your complexion moisturized and smooth. From layering occlusive moisturizers and overnight facial masks to using body lotion everyday, we’re sharing the best beauty hacks to follow this season for soft skin.
Switch to a Cleansing Oil
To maintain hydration and soothe the skin, we suggest removing your makeup every night with a gentle cleansing oil, like the Youngblood Nourishing Cleansing Oil. It’s formulated with sweet almond, safflower seed and grape seed oils to soothe, soften and nourish the skin. To remove excess makeup, follow up with a micellar water, like the Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water.
Apply a Soothing Body Wash
Just like your face, you may start to notice dry patches on your body. To help, opt for a soothing body wash formulated for dry or sensitive skin, like the new La Roche-Posay Lipikar Wash AP+ Moisturizing Body Wash. Lock in the hydration by following up with the La Roche-Posay Lipikar Body Lotion. Pay special attention to your elbows and knees.
Try an Overnight Facial Mask
On days when your skin feels extra tight or dry, give it a moisture boost with a hydrating overnight mask. One of our favorites is the Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Mask. The product, which is great for dry or sensitive skin, helps replenish skin’s moisture overnight for softer skin in the morning.
Hydrate Your Hands
The colder weather paired with all the hand washing and sanitizing that COVID-19 has us doing these days can leave hands and cuticles extremely dry. To help, apply a cream, like the Vichy Ultra-Nourishing Hand Cream, throughout the day. To give your cuticles some extra TLC, we suggest using the Olive and June Cuticle Serum.
Use a Rich Moisturizer
If you typically use a lightweight lotion, your skin may crave something a bit thicker during the winter months. To combat dry skin, we like the Vichy Aqualia Thermal Rich Cream. Its formula, which includes hydrating hyaluronic acid, smooths fine lines, moisturizes skin and provides a natural glow.
Refresh With a Mist
If you find your skin starts to get drier midday, make sure you have a hydrating facial mist on hand. A few spritzes will provide a dewy glow and give you complexion added moisture. Not sure which product to try? We like the Sorella Apothecary Watermelon Mint Hydrating Mist and the Lancôme Rose Milk Face Mist.
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