Don’t let dry skin get the best of you this winter! There’s plenty of skincare products out there that will have your face feeling hydrated and fresh all season long. Don’t know where to start? Today we’re sharing with you some of our must-have products to prepare your skin for the cold!
All year-round, it’s important to always moisturize your face, even if you have oily skin. This is especially important in the winter so your skin doesn’t feel dry or look dull. One of our go-to moisturizers when our skin really needs some hydration is the Clinique Moisture Surge Intense Skin Fortifying Hydrator. This oil-free moisturizer instantly rehydrates your skin and lasts for 24 hours. Use it twice a day, morning and night, for ultimate results!
2. Face wash
Exfoliation is your BFF in the winter. By exfoliating, your skin will have a brighter, more luminous complexion and hold onto hydration better. One of our favorite face washes to exfoliate with is The Ordinary Salicylic Acid. It’s very affordable ($4), has 2% salicylic acid and witch hazel, and is vegan and cruelty-free!
No one wants to their skin to be ashy, and the Glossier Body Hero Duo is perfect for combating that and giving your whole body a radiant glow. The duo comes with a Daily Oil Wash made with seven oils to wash away grime, and a Daily Perfecting Cream to give your body all-day hydration. It even has light-reflecting particles to make you glo’ up instantly!
The skin under your eyes is very sensitive and thin, so you need to take extra care of it. To combat dryness under there and keep your eyes looking refreshed, opt for a daily eye cream. We love the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Eye Gel-Cream to lock hydration in the skin. It’s a lightweight formula with a gel texture to give your eyes a refreshing boost in the morning.
Before you go to bed, pamper yourself with a hydrating face mask a few times a week. The GlamGlow ThirstyMud Hydrating Treatment is especially great for the winter and dry skin. It has a gel texture and smells like coconuts (so good), and gives a cooling feeling with a light tingle when applying. It’s a lightweight mask that will leave your skin feeling plumped and moisturized, as well as reduce flaky areas and patches.
Dry lips are a lippie lover’s worst nightmare, and can often be the hardest thing to keep moisturized. Luckily, the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask can give you longterm results and a perfect pout. Check out our review of this holy grail lip mask here to get the full deets!
Lastly, add some radiance back into your skin after applying your daily makeup by using the Mac Prep + Prime Fix+. You can spray this on your face before and after makeup to create an even surface and allow for smooth application. When spraying it after applying your foundation, it will leave your skin texture looking natural and dewy.
What are your must-have skincare products for the winter? Let us know!
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