Snow on the ground, salted caramel hot chocolates, and sleigh rides – there’s no denying that the coldest, prettiest season of all is here. But though winter is a beautiful season, its cold, dry air can wreak havoc on your skin.
Here are our 5 fool-proof winter skincare tips.
get your h20 on
Step one: drink lots of water. Not only will it help with your complexion, but it will keep you healthy and hydrated throughout the day. Not getting your recommended six to eight glasses of water per day? Neither are we. Make it feel like less of a chore with this cute stainless steel water bottle.
This rule applies year-round but especially holds true in winter. Choose a rich moisturizer like Clinique’s Moisture Surge Intense Skin Fortifying Hydrator over your normal face lotion to help lock in additional moisture back into your skin.
don’t forget, wear SPF
Yes, you still need to wear sun protection, even in winter! Though there is less exposure to the sun in winter, you should still wear SPF to protect your skin from harmful UV rays from the sun and glare from snow. This sunscreen stick by Clinique is perfect for layering under your makeup without feeling too heavy.
Be gentle with your facial cleanser to prevent your skin from drying out. We’re loving this facial milk cleanser by Shea Moisture – it’s perfect for daily cleansing without over-drying your skin.
humidify your home
Investing in a humidifier for your home is one of the best things you can do for your skin in wintertime, especially at night. Adding some moisture to the air will help remedy the dry, scratchy throat feeling in the morning as well. We like this cool mist humidifier by Crane Drop – plus, it comes in pink!
keep it up
Winter skincare is crucial. Whether you’re outside and exposed to the elements, or inside where the heat is blasting, you’re more susceptible to dry skin than any other time of the year. Though it may be tempting, don’t forget to keep up with your skincare!