When the seasons change, we rotate our closets to swap out tank tops for sweaters. But have you taken the time to rotate out your skincare products for the seasons as well? The cleanser you were using in the summer might not be the best option for the colder months, and the same goes for your moisturizers, face masks, and serums. You need products that can counteract the dryness in your skin from the lack of moisture in the air.
However, it’s important to make sure you introduce the right products into your regimen. Here are five must-have products to keep your skin hydrated and looking its best all winter long.
Have you found your skin looking dull lately? It’s likely because your skin is dry from the cold temperatures outside. Along with cold weather, your skin can appear duller because of UV rays and pollution. To combat the dullness, you need to take action to introduce hydration back into your complexion. One of the best products to introduce into your routine is a charcoal mask that will draw out any impurities, keep your skin more hydrated, and reduce the appearance of dull skin. Incorporate a charcoal mask into your nightly skincare routine once or twice a week.
While using a face scrub in the winter might seem counterintuitive at first, it’s an essential step to making sure your products are working optimally. With gentle exfoliation weekly, you’re able to remove the dead skin cells that are preventing your moisturizers from getting deep within your skin. Find a gentle moisturizer that you can use once or twice a week, but no more than that, to help your skin look clearer, remove oil and dirt buildup, and keep your skin hydrated.
Moisturizer with SPF
It’s a common misconception that you don’t need SPF in the winter — but you do! While you might not be laying at the beach in the winter, you’re still spending time outdoors. And when there is snow on the ground, the sun and UV rays can reflect off the snow. Moisturizing is the key to hydrated skin in the winter, but it’s equally as important to find a moisturizer that contains SPF to protect your skin from the damage of UV rays.
While moisturizer should be a staple item in your skincare regimen, you don’t want to skimp on night cream. Night creams can help restore your dull, dry skin while you sleep. Moisturizer absorbs into your skin to provide hydration, and night cream works similarly but at a much slower rate (providing more hydration over a longer period). Every night you should apply night cream to your skin after washing your face and before going to bed.