Now that temperatures are dropping, and dry, tight skin is no rare occurrence, you may need to make some tweaks to your current skin care routine! Here, we've compiled a list of recommended products you can add to your current routine to keep your skin looking and feeling refreshed and hydrated all winter long:
1. Cream Cleanser
Cream cleansers have a uniquely creamy, moisturiser-like consistency to cleanse without causing any dryness. This type of formula is perfect for winter, and will work well for all skin types, not just dry skin. For oily skin, cream cleansers can gently remove buildup and excess sebum without disrupting your protective barrier, and for sensitive skin types, the consistency and hydration is perfect for not stripping or irritating your skin!
Recommended product: Real Barrier Cream Cleansing Foam
2. Exfoliating Peel
Dry, flaky skin? Chemical peels are perfect to use for winter as they help eliminate dead skin cells, fine lines, dark spots, and also improves the overall texture of your skin. Just make sure to follow up with moisturising products, and limit use to two to three times a week!
Recommended product: Neogen Bio Peel Gauze Peeling Pads
3. Hydrating Serum
Chilling temperatures and harsh winter winds are not your skin's best friends, but with the right serum, you won’t have to worry about them! Some ingredients to look out for when choosing a hydrating serum include ceramides, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin E to deeply hydrate, repair and protect your skin.
Recommended product: COSRX Hydrium Triple Hyaluronic Moisture Ampoule
4. Face Oil
You can use face oils anytime, but during winter, they become extra important, especially when your normal moisturiser alone is not enough to hydrate your skin. These multi-functional oils can be mixed into your moisturisers for an ultra hydrating boost, or used as your last skin care step to seal in all of that moisture!
5. Body Lotion/ Body Moisturiser
Just because you're covering your body with layers of clothes doesn’t mean that it won't be susceptible to winter skin. When choosing a body lotion or moisturiser, look out for ingredients like ceramides or shea butter to help retain moisture, or aloe vera for a dewy, non-greasy finish.