Let’s get real, there is nothing cute about being ashy. Winter is officially here and as it gets colder, we’re layering on more clothes to keep warm and our skin protected. It’s time to get our skincare together!
What are we layering on under our clothes? Our skin is more delicate during the colder months and we should do more to protect it and keep it happy ash-free.
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My wintertime skincare routine doubles up on hydration and exfoliation. Drier weather and low humidity draw moisture from the skin and can exacerbate skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. The goal is to protect and pamper your skin from head to toe,
Here’s a tip, layer your skincare starting in the bath or shower. Start by using a hydrating soap or body wash, then body oil while your skin is still damp to seal in the moisture from the shower. Heavier creams and lotions are your besties in the winter, emollients soften and soothe dry skin, so don’t be afraid to lay them on thick.
Here are some of the skincare products we think will help keep your skin in good condition this winter. From body oils to body wash, facial moisturizer, and even a classic favorite that you probably already have at home.
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Stay Moisturized With These Skincare Finds
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Herbivore Coco Rose Soft Glow Body Oil– $38
This delicious, lightweight oil combines coconut, Moroccan rose oil, and squalane oil that is noncomedogenic and locks in moisture. This is a perfect oil to slather on after a nice relaxing bath.
Ixora Botanical Beauty Ash Today, Gone Tomorrow Butter– $10.50
Kiss your ash goodbye with this luxurious hand and body butter from Ixora BB. Made with Cupaucu butter and shea butter, this body butter absorbs into your skin, fights rough patches, and restores skin elasticity. The butter comes unscented, or you can choose from an array of other scents like Blood Orange and Vanilla.
Olay Ultra Moisture Shea Butter Body Wash– $7.99
Remember we said to start layering your skincare in the shower? This creamy cleanser from Olay won’t strip your skin of moisture as it contains hydrating ingredients like glycerine and shea butter. So lather up and enjoy the softness.
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First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream – $36
This ultra-rich moisturizer absorbs quickly and works to tackle dry, irritated skin. It is a great option to soothe and calm flare-ups if you have eczema.
The colloidal oatmeal and shea butter both work to relieve itchiness and moisturize and protect dry skin. The best part is that you can use this cream from head to toe!
La Roche-Posay Toleraine Double Repair Face Moisturizer– $20
A super-hydrating facial moisturizer with SPF 30, talk about the holy grail! We know you shouldn’t skip out on the SPF in the winter and add cold and dry temperatures; on top of that, you need double protection. This is an oil-free lotion with Ceramide-3, niacinamide, and glycerine that replenish the skin barrier.
Josie Maran 100% Argan Oil-$49
It’s no wonder that this oil is an OG in the skincare favorites category. Argan oil is super hydrating and works on your scalp, cuticles, face, and body. You’ll see a difference in your skin’s elasticity within a matter of weeks with this hydrating oil.
Vaseline Healing Jelly Original
Now, before you roll your eyes at this pick, hear me out. Vaseline is a fantastic hydration product, especially if you have dry skin. There’s a reason why this has been used in households for generations - because it works! Vaseline is great for your elbows and knees, and even a thin layer on your face and under-eye.
Applying some Vaseline to your feet at night and then putting on socks will leave your feet soft like you just got a pedicure. The best part is it’s super affordable. So keep a jar handy and thank me later.
Burt’s Bees Ultimate Care Hand Cream– $12.99
Your hands take a beat down during the colder months. They’re particularly prone to cracked skin and dry cuticles, so we want to take extra care to moisturize and keep them hydrated. The Burt’s Bees Ultimate Hand Cream not only hydrates but exfoliates dead skin.
Apply after washing your hands or after your bath and see results in a matter of days.
Necessaire The Body Serum with Hyaluronic Acid– $45
The body serum to end all body serums, this clean and vegan formula will be a great addition to your daily shower and skincare routine. Add this to your favorite face or body moisturizer for extra hydration, or use it alone on damp skin. The hyaluronic acid adds plumpness and soothes dehydrated skin. It’s also fragrance-free, so it’s perfect for sensitive skin.
We hope these cold-weather skin care suggestions will help you out this winter. Let us know in the comments what is your favorite skin care item that keeps your skin hydrated and healthy all winter.
Thank you very much for sharing! I’d like to add something about sunscreen. Sunscreen is actually a necessary thing that helps the skin stay young longer and protects against skin cancer. Don’t neglect using it. If your cream doesn’t contain SPF, then you should buy sunscreen and use it on top of your moisturizing cream.