We’re firmly entrenched in the middle of winter right now and if you’re anything like us, your skin is likely feeling it. With the cold air and wind, our skin loses moisture faster, leading to dull, dehydrated and sometimes irritated skin. But fear not, we have a solution! Keep reading to find out our favourite ways to bring some life back into winter skin this year.
5 Best Winter Skincare Products in 2022
A moisturiser is obviously a non-negotiable at all times of the year, but especially in wintertime. When winter comes, we like switching up our lightweight creams for something a little heavier to protect our skin barrier. Try the Deep Hydration Moisture Cream from La Clinica – it’s our favourite winter skin barrier repair cream as it hydrates, soothes and builds resilience, all important during the colder months of the year.
Exfoliation is really essential during winter because the changing climate can lead to a build-up of dead skin cells, resulting in trapped oil and bacteria beneath the surface, and increased breakouts. In order to remedy this, a once-a-week facial exfoliator keeps the congestion-causing build-up at bay.
Vitamin A serum
One of our favourite ingredients during the winter is Vitamin A, or retinol. It’s potent so introduce slowly if you haven’t used it before, but it’s ideal for targeting most skin concerns from fine lines, to blemishes! There are tons of benefits to adding a Vitamin A serum into your skincare routine in the winter including increasing cellular renewal which helps to brighten and even out the look of skin tone.
Consider alternating between your Vitamin A serum and your brightening serum during the winter if you feel your skin needs an extra shot of glow. We love Vitamin C everything when it comes to brightening the skin as it’s able to minimise darkness and help improve the look of pigmentation. It works to turn dull complexions into luminous ones as well as promotes collagen, protects skin cells from damaging free radicals caused by UV exposure, reduces pigmentation, prevents fine lines and generally boosts the appearance of the complexion. Whether your skin’s looking a little lacklustre or you’re looking for an anti-ageing product, a Vitamin C serum is your saviour.
Last but not least, make sure to cleanse your skin thoroughly morning and evening to remove the muck of the day and wash away impurities. In the wintertime, we love using a moisturising cream cleanser rather than a more stripping foaming cleanser. It’s gentler on the skin and will help lock in hydration.
Feel empowered to brave the cold now? With a few choice skincare products, you can get your skin back to looking and feeling healthy and hydrated. Remember to allow yourself a month or so to see a change in your skin as your skin cells need time to turnover.
Images sourced from La Clinica