Are you ready for winter skincare? Winter is upon us and your skin care treatments may need to change. The right winter skin care regimen to keep your skin looking beautiful all winter long.
Winter has its own seasonal challenges when it comes to keeping your skin fresh and beautiful and winter weather can be damaging to your skin if it is not treated properly. Those winter harsh wind and sun conditions are as challenging as the summer sunny days. Below are four skin care tips for winter.
1: Don't quit on your sunscreen. Colder temperatures and less daylight may lead you to believe that you do not need sunscreen in the winter. But the sun at this time of year is just as damaging. If you hit the ski slopes, you are in even more danger, as the reflection of the sun bounces off of the snow and can cause sun burn. Now is not the time to skip the sun protection.
2: Moisturize! Winter wind and cold air strips skin of its natural moisturizers. The air is drier as well. Thus, you have to work harder to keep your skin moisturized. This may be true even if you have oily skin. If oily skin gets at all dried out, it tends to rebound by producing extra oil. That can lead to clogged pores and acne. Many moisturizers will include sunscreen, so you can kill two skincare birds with one stone.
3: Try a humidifier. Indoor heating strips moisture out of the air. By putting it back, you avoiding creating dry skin. This is also great for winter hair care. A humidifier will go a long way toward preventing frizzy hair (I hate the winter hair frizzies!)
4: Stay hydrated. Water flushes toxins from your body and keeps your hydrated. Drink eight glasses of water every day and your skin will love you for it.
Winter Skin Care Products
Here are Four moisturizers with sunscreen, and one without, that I recommend for winter skincare treatment. I have tried each, and they are all favorites of mine:
For dry skin: Elizabeth Arden Intervene Pause & Effect Moisture Cream SPF 15 : When I had dry skin (lately I have suddenly become oily instead) I loved Elizabeth Arden Intervene. It has a rich, luxurious feel to it and gives deep moisture, yet it absorbs well and isn’t greasy. I also love the Elizabeth Arden Intervene Eye Cream (link is to my review).
Without sunscreen: CREME DE LA MER: Creme de la Mer is fairly expensive. But a tiny bit goes a long way and it is one of the best products out there for dry skin. The stuff is amazing. Look for sample sizes on Ebay if you want to try it out first.
For normal skin: Canyon Ranch SPF 30 Moisturizer : I got a Canyon Ranch moisturizer in my last Beauty Fix sampler and love it. It feels great and smells great, yet the fragrance is not overwhelming—it is light and fresh. Canyon Ranch is well worth the price in my opinion.
For oily skin: Murad Vitalic Energizing Pomegranate Moisturizer SPF 15 : When my skin is oily, regardless of the season, Murad Vitalic is a favorite for me. I haven’t tried it since they switched it to a pomegranate formula. But I also love Murad’s other pomegranate items.
Budget for all skin types: Eucerin Everyday Protection Face Lotion, SPF 30: This is a good all around moisturizer that works for all skin types, including sensitive skin, and is very affordable.