As the air chills, and our environment changes, we must also change our skin care products. The best winter skin care products featured here, will help keep your skin healthy and hydrated, while combating the cold.
Our skin goes through a dramatic change during the colder months. The humidity in the air disappears and the intense cold winds can damage the skin. Wind burn or chapped, dry skin, is just as bad for your skin as a sunburn.
Caring for our skin, seasonally, is going to preserve and prevent aged or damaged skin. There are a few must have products to achieve healthy skin for the winter.
What Will help my skin this winter?
There are two things to consider. Hydration and proper nourishment. You will want to be sure your skin is well hydrated and supported to prevent damage. This means topically applying nourishing and protective oils and butters.
Our skin will dramatically dry out with less moisture in the air. We can easily re-hydrate by using products daily that help replace and lock in moisture.
What products will help us stay hydrated in the harsh winter?
Yes, exfoliants will help improve moisture. When we exfoliate our skin, we create a clean surface, removing debris like dry dead skin, so any product we apply afterwords will penetrate much deeper. This will allow our moisturizers to get into the deeper layers of our skin.
Odacite’s Jojoba Beads Exfoliant. This product greatly improves moisture while exfoliating. Jojoba beads gently remove dead surface skin, revealing the fresh skin underneath. Read our Jojoba Beads Exfoliant Review.
Toners are essential after any cleanse or exfoliant. Toners help repair and restore the skins surface.
There are many great toners out there, but you want to choose one full of fatty acids (oils) and completely alcohol free. This will keep your skin hydrated, without pulling moisture away (alcohol is drying).
Fatty acids keep the skins outermost barrier moist, healthy, and intact. The body does not produce some fatty acids – the essential fatty acids, linolenic and linoleic acid, so it is essential for skin health to consume or apply these omega-3 and 6 building fatty acids.
Yuli Metamorphic Elixer. A gentle, alcohol free toner that is excellent for all skin types, especially dry skin. It nourishes with aloe vera, natural retinol alternatives, plant derived hyaluronic acid, and a rose vitamin c complex. Read more about Yuli’s Metamorphic Elixer here.
Using a moisturizer for dryness seems obvious right? Moisturizing will be the number one solution to keeping your skin in great shape during the winter.
Keep in mind, we still need to use the right moisturizer. You can’t just slather on any ol’ cream. Your moisturizer must contain the proper ingredients. Rich oils and extracts that work deep into the skins layers. These can include:
Be sure to check out our List of Non-Comedogenic Facial Oils if you have acneic or sensitive skin (to find oils that won’t clog your pores).
Amala Rejuvenate Coco Bean Face Cream. Extremely hydrating, and very luxurious, this cream smooths fine lines and restores natural moisture. Read our Amala Rejuvenate Cream Review.
Nourishing the skin is very similar to hydration. The difference is, you are supplying the skin with what I like to call, food. Our skin loves food. The skin responds so well when we nourish it.
During winter, there is nothing more that your skin craves. So how do we nourish the skin? Very simply. Using potent oils and rejuvenating ingredients.
Most of the oils listed above will both hydrate, and nourish, but here are a few more.
- Sunflower oil
- Avocado oil
- Neem oil
- Grape seed oil
- Pumpkin seed oil
Suti Nourish Face Oil for Night. A night oil is a great way to repair and nourish the skin. (Always wash your face before you apply). Suti’s Night Oil contains a mixture of potent plant oils including: Avocado, sesame, bergamot, patchouli, macadamia, argan and apricot kernel. Read our Review of Suti’s Nourish Face Oil.
My skin is already damaged, what do I do?
Simply follow our steps towards a dry skin routine. You will find that the skin is usually damaged from environmental causes. Stripping (exfoliating) and hydrating (nourish and repair) will be an excellent way to go.
Let’s support our skin this winter. Make sure you use the right products for the cold months, as it will really make a difference in the appearance and health of your skin.
Recap-Best Winter Skin Care Products
To a bright and beautiful you,