Winter. Some of us love it, some of us don't, but one thing we might all agree on is that winter can definitely dry the heck out of your skin! Sometimes, just slathering on layers and layers of moisturisers might not cut it, so we've rounded up the five most important must-haves in your routine to keep your skin hydrated and happy all through winter:
A cream cleanser is one of the best products to introduce your skin to during the colder months. This type of cleanser has a thicker, cream-like texture that will provide your skin an instant boost of hydration. Cream cleansers are also suitable for every skin type, even sensitive skin, as its consistency and formula won't strip your skin of its natural oils or cause irritation.
We've recently curated Aromatica's Reviving Rose Infusion Cream Cleanser just in time for winter! Infused with dried Damask rose and Damask rose petals which have been freshly hand-picked daily, this cleanser will leave your skin feeling hydrated and revitalised. For super sensitive skin, we'd also recommend checking out Real Barrier's Cream Cleansing Foam, which is packed with soothing ingredients like madecassoside and ceramide to help protect and strengthen the skin barrier.
While exfoliating your skin is important regardless of the season, it is especially important during winter as dry and flaky skin becomes a more common occurrence. Chemical peels like Neogen's Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling Green Tea will remove any dead skin cells and leave you with a radiant and glowing complexion that absorbs moisture much better. Just be sure not to overdo it, and limit use to two to three times a week!
Chilly temperatures and harsh winds can be very aggressive things to put your skin through, but the right serum can directly address your biggest concerns, including dryness and dehydration. Look out for hydrating, calming and soothing ingredients like ceramide, centella asiatica or hyaluronic acid. We love COSRX's Hydrium Triple Hyaluronic Moisture Ampoule, which contains everyone's favourite hyaluronic acid to hydrate and re-plump parched skin!
Winter is the perfect time to bring out your face oils! Sometimes, your traditional moisturiser won't do the trick alone, and adding in a face oil can help boost hydration and seal all that hydration and goodness from your previous skin care steps in.
Benton's Let's Carrot Multi Oil is a great multitasking product packed with plant-based oils and carrots to reduce dead skin cells, prevent moisture loss, boost skin elasticity and supply rich nutrients to energise the skin.
Just like how we pay extra attention to our faces, we also need to care for one of our hardest working body part, which are our hands! All that hand washing and sanitising are so important these days, but there's no denying that they can also take a toll on your skin. Our newly-curated Klairs Daily Comfort Hand Cream will nourish your hands without stickiness or heaviness, leaving your skin feeling soft and silky.
Oh, and don't forget to apply your SPF no matter what season it is! ;)