It’s fall. The trees are starting to dazzle with colorful leaves, ready to welcome winter where they will wither and fall off, leaving behind naked branches, to bear the harshness of the cold. Our skin is similar to those leaves.
Winter means that the battle to fight dry skin has ensued, but with just a few good skin care and beauty essentials mentioned in this article, the victory will always be yours.
Using a measured approach is the best way to minimize your skin’s negative reaction to weather changes. Ramp up your skin’s moisture content for healthy hydrated skin, and make use of the following beauty products for smooth, clear and healthy skin.
Lip Balm– Lip balms will help prevent your lips from becoming dry and chapped during winter. When selecting the perfect lip balm for winter, make sure you avoid purchasing tinted lip balms. Applying tinted lip balms could result in dry lips. Basic unscented lip balms that come in a tube work better. A good example is Nivea. Such lip balms are thicker in consistency, which means that they create a thick barrier that helps trap in moisture.
Foundation– Our skin can get really dry and flaky during winter. Considering that our complexion never remains the same throughout the year, it would be best to replace your foundation with a different (possibly lighter shade) foundation. Preferably one that is moisture-rich. Doing so will leave your skin smoother and more hydrated.
Cleansing Oil- Being choosy with the cleansing oils you use during winter will save you the agony of dealing with bomb cyclones and frigid temps that rob moisture from your skin. Choose cleansing oils that do not make your skin more sensitive or dry. Good cleansing oils do not have surfactants. Instead, they have essential fatty acids that trap dirt and help your skin retain their natural oils.
Peptide Mask- Peptide masks help your face remain angelic during winter, by boosting the efficacy of your skincare routine during colder months. Go for masks that are rich in antioxidants, as it will help regenerate your skin and quash all wrinkles and fine lines.
Highlighter- Good highlighters leave your skin looking radiant during winter. Go for multipurpose highlighters. A good example is Dermablend. This highlighter can be mixed with sunscreens and moisturizers to create a beautiful glow.
Argan Oil- Argan oil should be your best winter companion. With its ability to offer instant hydration, its nutty undertones and silky dense texture, will help keep out dirt, and at the same time, help you conserve your skin’s moisture. Dense argan oils not only dive deep into your skin, but they also soothe irritated and damaged skin.
Rich Night Cream- Finding the perfect night cream for your sensitive skin is the best thing you can do for yourself. Using a good night cream produces impeccable skin for the morning because they have the ability to bestow your skin with the goodness of essential oils and natural extracts.
Body Butter- Dry winter skin can be easily soothed by a good and reputable body butter cream. Good butter creams are made of highly concentrated formulae that leave your skin moisturized and glowing. The best body butter creams have skin-soothing treatment properties. A good example is the Vaseline Intensive Care Cocoa.