On bitter-cold days press pause on your usual beauty routine and upgrade with these easy swaps to keep your skin glowing all season long.
If you only make one change to your skin-care routine, switch out your face wash. It sounds like a little thing, but “swapping a foaming cleanser for a creamy one is often all it takes to help skin adjust to colder, drier weather,” says Joshua Zeichner, the Director of Cosmetic & Clinical Research in Dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. Try Milky Lotion Cleanser from Epionce to boost your skin’s natural protective barrier.
As a general rule, creams hydrate better than lotions because the ingredients that make them creamy also form a physical barrier that traps moisture in skin. And since the sun (yep, even in the winter) compounds dryness, pick one with anti-oxidants to combat free radicals. We like Dermaquest’s 3D StemCell Complex, with a rich combination of peptides and vitamins to combat fine lines & dryness.
The same creamier-is-better rule applies to eye cream. Bonus: Since the skin around the eyes is thin, the extra hydration really plumps up fine lines. Dr Leah Totton is a brand ambassador for Obagi, and recommends their Elastiderm Eye Cream, formulated with Bi-mineral complex, blueberry extract and malonic acid to reduce fine lines and promote hydration.
Sloughing off dry patches with a traditional face scrub is a short-term fix that can actually backfire by irritating skin and causing flakes to come back or worsen. Beyond Skin Clinic Manager Gillian Lowe takes a gentler approach, suggesting Skinceuticals Retexturising Activator which hydrates whilst it exfoliates resulting in smoother skin with less irritation.
Tinted lip balms have lots of perks—it’s just that treating seriously dry, chapped lips isn’t one of them. In fact, if your favorite lip balm is scented, it could be drying out your lips even more. Switch to a creamy anti-oxidant like Lip AOX Complex from Skinceuticals, packed with Vitamin E for maximum hydration. This formula is thicker than stick balms and creates a thick protective barrier that traps in water.
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