Winter Skin Care Essentials: How to Keep Your Skin Hydrated in Cold Weather

Winter Skin Care Essentials: How to Keep Your Skin Hydrated in Cold Weather

Winter is just around the corner, which means you need to start reassessing your skincare routine. Below, we’re discussing our top winter skincare tips for keeping your skin hydrated and comfortable as the temperatures drop. 

Winter Skin Challenges

The winter brings along huge challenges for the skin. As the weather gets colder, humidity levels can drop drastically. This can have a direct impact on the skin, leaving it dehydrated and more easily aggravated. You may also notice your skin looking dull and feeling rougher than usual. As if that’s not bad enough, harsh elements like wind chills can also leave the skin especially prone to dryness, itchiness, and irritation. 

Importance of Hydration in the Winter

Keeping your skin hydrated is important year-round, but it becomes even more essential as we move into winter. In order to keep your skin healthy and protected as it is exposed to the environment, you need to implement a few practices to keep skin hydration levels in check. This includes adapting your skincare routine for the season, as well as making some lifestyle switches. 

Winter Skincare Routine

Creating a cold weather skincare routine is the best way to keep your skin hydrated, calm, and healthy in the winter. While you don’t have to entirely change the routine that was working for you in the summer and fall, there are a few key switches you can make to maintain a comfortable complexion. 

In the morning, start by washing your skin with a gentle cleanser that thoroughly cleanses without stripping your skin’s natural moisture level. Avoid face washes made with harsh ingredients that can dry out the skin. After cleansing, prep your skin with a refreshing and hydrating toner before applying your serums. Be sure to go for serums made with hydrating and moisturizing ingredients, such as glycerin, aloe, and plant oils. After that, you can seal it in with a creamy moisturizer that will hydrate and restore moisture levels.

At the end of the day, use your gentle cleanser to wash away impurities before applying your serums of choice, again reaching for hydrating formulas. You may wish to use the same moisturizer you used in the morning, or reach for a richer cream. 

Choosing the Right Products

Carefully selecting the right formulas is crucial for ensuring your skin is adequately prepared for the harsh elements of the season. For winter-friendly skincare products, look no further than Seratopical Revolution, which features products powered by clean, plant-based ingredients. 

For cleansing both morning and night, the Clarity Foaming Face Cleanser is the perfect gentle solution that won’t strip the skin of its natural moisture (which is especially important in the winter!). The non-irritating, antioxidant-rich wash is made for all skin types, and features ingredients like jojoba seed oil and aloe that help moisturize and hydrate for soft, balanced skin. 

Clarity Foaming Cleanser

After cleansing, the Harmony Face & Neck Toner can help give the skin that extra boost of hydration that it desperately needs in the winter. The gentle toner is made with ingredients like coconut water, coriander seed extract, witch hazel, and jojoba seed oil, which work together to help calm and nourish the skin while plumping it with hydration. 

As mentioned, choosing a hydrating serum is key for maintaining plump, supple skin throughout the winter. The Gleaming Face Brightener is designed to help boost the skin’s radiance (perfect for battling winter-induced dullness) as it helps soothe and hydrate. The Radiant Face & Neck Serum is loaded with oils and other ingredients that help deeply hydrate while enhancing barrier health and reducing signs of aging. 

Finally, there is the all-important moisturizer. The Freedom Day & Night Moisturizer is an anti-aging moisturizer designed to help improve firmness and elasticity and soften lines. At the same time, the moisturizer penetrates deep in the skin to help maximize hydration levels for super soft and supple skin. 

Freedom Day & Night Moisturizer

Protecting Your Skin 

Physically protecting skin in winter is equally as important as using targeted products. When possible, avoid prolonged exposure to the cold. In those moments when you do need to be out and about, create a physical barrier between your skin and the elements with layers like a scarf, hood, and sunglasses. 

Lifestyle Tips in the Winter

As a final note, here are some additional tips to help ensure your skin stays hydrated throughout the winter:

  • Use a Humidifier: To replenish the environment’s (and your skin’s) humidity levels, use a humidifier at home. 
  • Drink Water and Tea: Hydrating from the inside-out is key for your skin and overall health. In addition to drinking water throughout the day, you can reach for herbal, caffeine-free teas to help you stay on top of your hydration. 
  • Eat Water-Rich Foods: Eating food with high water content (such as melons and oranges) is a great way to further hydrate from the inside. 

  • By implementing these steps and sticking to a winter-friendly skincare routine, you’ll be on track to keeping your complexion healthy and balanced this season – no matter how harsh the weather may get!

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