10 Products to Help Transition Your Skin Care to WinterHow to get rid of dry skin

Winter is right around the corner. As it quickly approaches and the temperatures continue to drop, your wardrobe isn't the only thing you should be switching. The lightweight moisturizers that you used during the summer and early fall probably won't cut it come December. Why? Because colder temperatures, dry air, frigid winds, and constant exposure to indoor heaters dehydrate the skin and strip it of natural oils essential for healthy skin barrier function.

Harsh winter conditions can also spark irritation, skin sensitivity, and redness. Luckily, all you need is a few simple swaps and additions to keep your skin in tiptop shape this winter. Want some help? Check out these ten products that'll help transition your skin care to winter:

1. LaserAway Beauty Jetsetter Hydroserum Facial Mask

Dry skin during the wintertime can easily lead to irritated, red skin. For irritated skin that needs an instant pick-me-up, reach for LaserAway Beauty Jetsetter Hydroserum Facial Mask. Formulated with nutrient-rich, soothing plant extracts and powerful antioxidants, this mask calms, brightens, protects, and moisturizes the skin.

2. The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution

Skin tends to become duller in the winter months. That's because dry skin will always look less radiant than hydrated skin, and that dryness can lead to a buildup of dead cells on the surface of your skin. This makes dullness more pronounced. To make the skin appear brighter, exfoliate once a week. This ten-minute at-home peel promotes cell turnover to reveal radiant skin.

3. LaserAway Beauty Drenched Peptide Enriched Moisturizer

Since skin is more susceptible to dehydration during winter, it's essential that you use a moisturizer that strengthens the skin barrier and replenishes moisture. LaserAway Beauty Drenched Peptide Enriched Moisturizer uses a hyaluronic acid complex to deeply hydrate skin and ceramides to retain moisture.

4. Sunday Riley June Antioxidant + Superfood Face Oil

For extra hydration, you can layer a facial oil on top of a moisturizer. This nourishing oil is formulated with a cold-pressed powerhouse of superfood seed oils to help soothe and protect the skin with antioxidants, vitamins, essential amino acids, and omegas 3, 6, and 9.

5. Herbivore Coco Rose Exfoliating Body Scrub

Your entire body needs extra TLC throughout the winter — not just your face. That means you should routinely exfoliate your body to keep skin radiant. Try Herbivore Coco Rose Exfoliating Body Scrub that contains virgin coconut oil and Moroccan rose, both of which leave the skin hydrated and soft.

6. Necessaire The Body Lotion

During the winter months, you should moisturize the skin on your body daily right after getting out of the shower to lock in moisture. Necessaire The Body Lotion is a simple yet highly effective moisturizer that contains marula, cacay, and meadowfoam oils. It is also formulated with niacinamide and vitamins A, C, and E to improve the skin's tone and texture.

7. LaserAway Beauty BFF SPF 50+

Even when it's cold, dark, and rainy out, that doesn't mean you can forgo sunscreen. You should always wear sunscreen on your face and any exposed body parts year-round to protect against sun damage. Choose a high-quality sunscreen like LaserAway Beauty BFF SPF 50+ that protects against UVA and UVB sun exposure, oxidative stress, and pollution. Plus, it's formulated with vitamin E, provitamin D, squalane, and licorice extract to strengthen the skin.

8. Aquaphor Healing Ointment

Not sure how to treat cracked hands, chapped lips, and dry, rough patches of skin? Aquaphor Healing Ointment can pretty much cure any winter skin ailment. Mostly made of petroleum, it works by creating a barrier, preventing water from evaporating from your skin, which improves your skin's natural barrier and keeps it healthy.

9. EltaMD So Silky Hand Creme

During winter, the humidity in the outside air plunges. Inside, the environment is even drier, thanks to heating. And if you're washing your hands frequently to avoid catching a cold or flu, you might notice that your hands are more susceptible to painful cracking. EltaMD So Silky Hand Creme contains powerful ceramides and gentle emollients to help repair and keep the skin moisturized.

10. LaserAway Beauty Come Clean Purifying Face Wash

In the winter months, you should use a hydrating facial cleanser that won't strip your skin of its natural oils. LaserAway Beauty Come Clean Purifying Face Wash is a gentle cleanser that removes all traces of makeup without irritation, keeping your skin's natural moisture intact.

References
  1. "Winter is Rough on Skin — We Swear By These 17 Skincare Essentials to Beat Dryness and Irritation," Insider, Feburary 5, 2020.
  2. "Winter Skin Care Routine: 19 Must-Have Products," Today, n.d.

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