Cold Weather Skincare Necessities
If you’re in any area that still has rain, wind or snow, it appears that the cold weather isn’t going away any time soon. The chilly climate outside can make your face and body dry, cold and simply just hard to manage. With the addition of a few extra products and quality skincare items, you’ll not only survive cold weather, but you will leave prepped and ready for upcoming warmer seasons. Keep in mind these products are also great in any season or climate that makes you feel cold and dry.
Hyaluronic Acid Serums
If you haven’t heard of this name before, it may sound pretty fancy and scientific. In reality, it’s actually quite simple, and may be included in products you already use (hint: CeraVe PM Lotion). Hyaluronic Acid is also a natural substance the body produces in the eyes, skin and joints. Unfortunately, your body starts to lack production of Hyaluronic Acid as you age. In colder climates, the addition of a Hyaluronic Acid serum pulls moisture from the air and hydrates the skin. Putting a few drops on a clean face and following with a moisturizer will make a noticeable difference in the consistency of your skin. Check out some recommendations below.
Most Inexpensive: The Ordinary. Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5
Sensitive Skin: CeraVe Hyaluronic Acid Serum
Organic Facial Oils
If Hyaluronic Acid isn’t your thing, try an organic facial oil that gives off a dewy glow to the skin. There are several kinds of facial oils, and they all appear pretty similar. Two of the oils recommended for a majority of skin types and winter weather are Chia Seed and Rose Hip Seed. Chia Seed oil can easily be found at Whole Foods or anywhere that sells the brand Cocokind (always a safe bet). Chia Seed oil is filled with antioxidants and omega 3 fatty acids to relieve the feeling of dry skin (can also be put in the hair or other dry body spots as a bonus!). On the other hand, Rose Hip oil is a better oil for those who are more acne-prone and are looking to fix uneven pigment, scars and fine lines. There is no wrong or right way to apply this oil, but the best results have been found when applied as the last step of your morning or night routine.
Chia Seed Oil: Cocokind Organic Chia Facial Oil
Rose Hip Seed Oil: The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil
Thick Moisturizers and Facial Creams
It is very likely that the most vital product on this list already makes the cut in your regular skincare routine, a moisturizing facial cream. There are almost too many brands of moisturizers and facial creams to choose from, but a thick and high-quality moisturizer and/or facial cream reigns supreme. In general, moisturizers and facial creams give you more hydration and refreshment than any other easily accessible product around. Moisturizing facial creams also give long term benefits for smooth, wrinkle-free and clean skin. Look below for some of the best and most hydrating moisturizers and facial creams on the market today.
Highly rated: First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Face Moisturiser
Expensive quality: Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream
Eye Creams and Patches
When it gets darker much earlier in cold weather, that does not exclude the under eye area from following the trend. Not only do under eye creams and patches get rid of puffy under eyes and dark circles, but they also help hydrate the skin. Eye creams are perfect to use as a part of a regular skincare routine for more long-lasting results. If you would rather do eye treatments every once in a while, look at eye masks to help de-puff in 15-20 minutes.
Highly Rated Eye Cream: Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado
Best Value Mask: 24K Gold Eye Mask,Under Eye Mask
Face, body, scalp, hands, feet…there is a type of exfoliator made for them all! We know exfoliators are great to use weekly on the face in cold weather, but exfoliating off dead skin on the scalp and body are equally as beneficial. Exfoliators do the same on every part of the body, working to remove impurities and get rid of layering dead skin, ultimately making room for clean and regenerated skin to resurface.
Sensitive Skin Facial Exfoliator: La Roche-Posay Ultra Fine Scrub
Sensitive Skin Body Exfoliator:First Aid Beauty KP Bump Eraser Body Scrub with 10% AHA
Best Scalp Exfoliator (and Shampoo): BRIOGEO SCALP REVIVAL CHARCOAL + COCONUT OIL MICRO-EXFOLIATING SCALP SCRUB SHAMPOO