4 Products to Start Using This Winter
As happy as we are to no longer be sweating under the summer heat, we can’t say we’re total fans of winter’s moisture-sucking air that makes our skin feel dry, dry, dry. Not to mention, forced indoor heating, cranked up to high, can give our skin a serious beating. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom—or cruddy skin—until April. There are ways to help improve the look of dull, lifeless skin and ward off dryness caused by the harsh temperatures. Ahead, we share four products to use this winter. Swap them into your routine to help keep your complexion soft, smooth, and hydrated all season long!
MOISTURIZER: SKINCEUTICALS TRIPLE LIPID RESTORE 2:4:2
Bitter-cold temps, artificial heating, and other environmental conditions can be a recipe for a compromised skin barrier function. If you recall, the skin’s moisture barrier functions to protect and maintain proper levels of skin hydration and moisture. To help restore your skin’s moisture barrier with essential lipids—think: ceramides, natural cholesterol, and fatty acids—and nourish dry skin, reach for Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2. The rich emollient can help reveal skin that feels replenished with more youthful radiance, smoothness, and suppleness.
SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2, $125 MSRP
EYE CREAM: KIEHL’S AVOCADO EYE CREAM
The delicate skin around the eyes is one of the first areas to show premature signs of skin aging. More bad news: Cold winter conditions can only make the area look worse. One of our best lines of defense for the skin around our peepers is a rich, nourishing eye cream, like Kiehl’s Avocado Eye Cream. It’s formulated with avocado oil— a rich, fatty-acid emollient known to be a moisturizing fruit oil—to help restore hydration to the skin. According to Kiehl’s, avocado oil is also a source of amino acid proteins, vitamins A, D, and E, and potassium. Pretty sweet, no?
Kiehl’s Avocado Eye Cream, $29 MSRP
SERUM: VICHY AQUALIA THERMAL DYNAMIC HYDRATION POWER SERUM
We love serum for a number of reasons, chief among them is its ability to boost skin hydration. As such, these lightweight elixirs are a winter arsenal must-have. One of our favorite serums for dry skin is Vichy’s Aqualia Thermal Dynamic Hydration Power Serum. The formula is rich with hyaluronic acid—an ingredient known to hold up to 1000x its weight in water—and Aquabioryl. But that’s not all. The brand’s soothing Mineralizing Thermal Water offers an extra burst of antioxidants and rare minerals.
BODY LOTION: DECLEOR AROMA NUTRITION NOURISHING RICH BODY CREAM
Your face isn’t the only part of your body that needs some moisture loving! Apply this rich body cream to your skin to help soothe dry winter skin. Use it immediately after the shower while your skin is still damp for optimal results. Your skin can feel comfortable, supple, and velvety soft.