When you go from summer to winter, not only do you have to change your wardrobe, but you also have to switch up your skincare routine. This is because exposure to indoor heat, extreme temperatures, and blustery winds can all dry out your skin, leading to an itchy, flakey, and dull complexion. Since dry skin is so fragile, you have to do more to protect your lipid layer. Here are twelve products that'll help transition your skincare to winter:
1. Weleda Skin Food
Skin Food contains extracts of gentle viola tricolor, calendula, and chamomile along with oils and beeswax to deeply moisturize dry, rough skin to give it a healthy glow.
2. Paula's Choice Skin Recovery Hydrating Mask
This deeply hydrating face mask for dry to very dry skin works overnight to restore a dewy, resilient appearance for a visibly refined complexion.
3. LA Beauty BFF SPF 50 Sun Protector
A whipped, hydrating sunscreen, BFF SPF 50 Sun Protector provides superior, broad-spectrum protection against daily UVA and UVB sun exposure, oxidative stress, and pollution.
4. Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream
This multifaceted rescue cream provides replenishing barrier support by reinforcing the skin's acid mantle and defending against the effects of everyday stressors.
5. Andalou Naturals Fruit Enzyme Mask
A gentle exfoliating mask that contains fruit stem cells and fruit juice enzymes, it gently dissolves and exfoliates dull, dry surface cells to reveal the skin's natural glow.
6. Aquaphor Advanced Therapy
Different from a lotion, Aquaphor Advanced Therapy creates a protective barrier on the skin to provide an ideal healing environment. It protects, soothes, and restores healthy skin.
7. Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate
This top-rated facial oil is formulated with distilled botanicals, including lavender, evening primrose, and squalane. It helps replenish skin for a visibly smoother, more radiant complexion.
8. LA Beauty Come Clean Face Wash
This face wash is a gentle, one-step skin cleanser that effectively removes daily impurities as well as face and eye makeup without irritation or stripping skin of essential moisture.
9. Bioderma Sensibio Hydrabio H2O Micellar Water
The only micellar water perfectly compatible with the skin, its fatty acid esters are similar to the phospholipids of the skin cell membranes. This micellar water effectively removes makeup while keeping skin hydrated.
10. Laura Mercier Flawless Skin Face Polish
This is a creamy scrub that cleanses and exfoliates, removing dead skin cells using purifying microbeads. It also contains emollients to soften skin.
11. Farmacy Honey Grail Ultra-Hydrating Face Oil
This lightweight face oil provides ultimate hydration and glow. The antioxidant-rich, fast-absorbing oil revitalizes skin and helps smooth fine lines and wrinkles.
12. Murad Hydrating Toner
This hydrating toner is a lightweight mist that rehydrates and refreshes the skin while restoring the skin's natural pH balance and neutralizing surface impurities.
- "11 Products to Help Transition Your Skin Care to Winter," Allure, October 11, 2017.
- "20 Soothing Winter Skincare Products Our Editors are Stockpiling," MyDomaine, December 21, 2018.