7 Cold Weather Skin Care Hacks
When it comes to combatting cold, dry, winter weather, hydration is key. This winter, reevaluate your skin care regimen and treat your skin to head-to-toe moisture with these popular cold weather skin care hacks. We share the details, below.
Whether you have dry skin or not, moisturizing your skin—especially during the cold, winter months—is one of the most important steps in any skin care routine. With that being said, we’ve compiled a list of seven cold weather skin care hacks to help you prepare your skin the upcoming (and current) drops in temperature and achieve head-to-toe hydration all winter long. From deep conditioning treatments to overnight facial masks to multipurpose beauty balms, we’ve got your winter skin covered, ahead.
SWITCH TO A CLEANSING BALM
In winter, your skin needs all the hydration it can get. For maximum moisture when cleansing, switch to a cleansing balm such as Shu Uemura’s Ultime8 Sublime Beauty Intensive Cleansing Balm. Its two-in-one cashmere-like formula can cleanse your complexion of daily impurities, remove makeup, and promote softer, more supple-looking skin.
APPLY BODY WASH WITH AN EXFOLIATING TOWEL
Up your exfoliation game with The Body Shop’s Body Polisher. Similar to that of an unraveled loofah, the Body Polisher can be a great way to gently slough off dead skin cell buildup from skin’s surface and promote soft, smooth, and supple feeling skin that is primed for moisture application. Use it two to three times a week with your favorite skin hydrating body wash and follow up with a deep conditioning body butter or lotion.
TRY A HYDRATING OVERNIGHT FACIAL MASK
If you have yet to try a skin replenishing overnight facial mask, winter is a great time to do so. Stop by your local drugstore and pick up one of our favorites: Vichy’s Quenching Mineral Face Mask. Formulated with skin benefiting ingredients such as vitamin B3, glycerin, and the brand’s mineral-rich Mineralizing Thermal Water, this overnight face mask can help strengthen your skin’s natural moisture barrier function, protect against environmental skin aggressors—such as free radicals, pollution, and dry, frigid weather—and soothe the complexion while you sleep.
HYDRATE YOUR HANDS… AND YOUR FEET!
This winter, keep your hands and feet moisturized by applying a deep conditioning skin care oil—such as jojoba oil, coconut oil, or vitamin E oil—before pulling on your wool socks and mittens. These deep-conditioning skin care oils can keep your hands and feet moisturized.
When it comes to keeping your dry skin at bay, hydrating balms such as NYX Professional Makeup’s All Over Balm, are key. One of the reasons why we love All Over Balms so much is because they’re so versatile. Keep a jar at your desk, in your bag, or on your dresser and use it to combat dry skin on your lips, elbows, eyelids, and more throughout the day.
ALWAYS KEEP FACIAL MIST ON HAND
Freshen up the look of your complexion—and treat your skin to a boost of hydration—with a replenishing facial mist, such as Kiehl’s Cactus Flower & Tibetan Ginseng Hydrating Mist. Enriched with vitamin and mineral-rich cactus flower, Tibetan ginseng, and a blend of rosemary, geranium, and lavender essential oils, this hydrating facial mist can help soothe dry skin, refresh the complexion, and promote a youthful-looking glow.
MOISTURIZE FROM HEAD TO TOE
Just because your body is bundled in winter clothing doesn’t mean it’s protected from the dry, cold winter weather. Moisturizing the skin on your body is just as important as keeping your complexion hydrated. This winter, stock up on skin hydrating facial creams and body butters to soothe your dry skin and keep it looking and feeling soft, supple, and radiant. We share a roundup of our favorite facial moisturizers and creamy body balms, here.