The SkinCeuticals experts are back to help you transition smoothly into the winter months with a selection of skin care products formulated to outlast the cold temps and dry weather.
For a good bit of us, it’s goodbye beautiful, hot summer days filled with sunshine and hello cooler temperatures complete with blustering winds and snow. While we bundle up, we forget that cooler temperatures can wreak havoc on our skin if we’re not prepared. We may experience dryness, sensitivity, tightness, irritation and even inflamed cheeks. This can lead to more noticeable fine lines, wrinkles, dullness and uneven skin tone. Once the clocks are rolled back, that usually signals the need to change up your skin care routine, if even ever so slightly.
Tips for Winter Skin Care Success
Don’t Increase Your Retinol Strength in the Winter
Exfoliation is almost always a great idea. However, in the winter months, it may not be the best time to increase your retinol strength or push to use it nightly if you’re currently using it every other night.
Do Increase Your Hydration in the Winter
One of the best things you can do for your skin this time of year is increase your hydration. Remember, even oily skin needs hydration. Dehydrated oily skin may lead to increased oil production to combat the lack of hydration, leading to even oilier skin and clogged pores. Increased water intake is always a great idea and it does fantastic things for the skin, but it’s often not enough. Incorporating a hyaluronic acid serum like the SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel can help do the trick. Hydrating and moisturizing skin helps it appear plumper, more radiant and more youthful overall.
Which SkinCeuticals Products Should You Use in the Winter?
Choosing the right product is key to helping your skin thrive throughout the winter. Let’s break down five amazing options.
A 2020 InStyle Best Beauty Buys award winner, this luxurious correction cream helps restore the skin’s external barrier and support natural self-repair. Used twice daily this nourishing cream restores essential lipids and is designed to improve the visible signs of aging, laxity, smoothness, pores, radiance, skin fullness and texture. Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 is great for all skin types.
This rich, nourishing cream formulated with natural extracts and essential oils restores and revitalizes skin in need of deep hydration. Ideal for dry or sensitive skin types, use a pea to dime sized amount twice daily to help restore and maintain moisture levels.
A great choice for those looking to have a nighttime moisturizer that does double duty, its formula includes a 10% hydroxy acid blend for gentle exfoliation, which encourages hydration. A pea to dime sized amount at night helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and signs of aging for those with dry or normal skin.
This fan-favorite, oil-free hydrating serum replenishes moisture and restores radiance for a smoother complexion. It’s good for all skin types, even those with oily skin that tend to break out. Use two to four drops both morning and evening to leave the skin feeling supple and smooth. You may use this by itself or with another daily moisturizer to amplify the benefits and provide extra hydration.
Ideal for normal, oily or combination skin that’s in need of moisture, this lightweight formula provides long-lasting hydration backed up with botanical extracts to help minimize the appearance of pore size. It also leaves the skin with a smooth, non-greasy finish. Apply a pea to dime sized amount in the morning or evening for best results.
Don’t forget your lips! Often times, the threat of chapped lips can slip your mind until they’re already cracked and dry. Stay prepared at all times this winter by keeping this conveniently sized lip balm in your pocket or purse. Formulated by board-certified dermatologist and LovelySkin CEO Dr. Joel Schlessinger and his son Dr. Daniel Schlessinger, its formula contains 1% hydrocortisone to heal cracks and flaking while shea butter maintains moisture. Dr. Schlessinger says, “While it’s important to keep your lips protected year-round, it’s especially needed in the winter months. Featuring a no-mess formula, we made this lip balm to be as convenient as it is effective, so your lips can leave winter as healthy as they started.”
Now that your SkinCeuticals skin care regimen is ready to weather the cold, find out how to adjust your makeup routine for the winter as well by reading our blog!