We know this expression has been overused, but…winter is coming! Cold weather and the constant in-and-out from heated and unheated places truly does a number on your skin. The biggest effect is that skin dries out, which in turn leads to flakiness, tightness, and more pronounced wrinkles and fine lines. Skin also generally looks more tired and dull. If you want to keep a glow year-round, you have to be proactive about hydration, and we make it easy with these four professional picks for winter skincare.
A radiance-reviving oil that blends argan oil, sea buckthorn oil, and grapeseed oil to help moisturize skin, Vital C Hydrating Face Oil is great for dry and dehydrated skin. Face oils in general are great for dry skin because they sit on top of the skin and prevent moisture from evaporating. This is obviously important in winter, in particular, because cold weather strips moisture from skin as do heated areas and hot showers. Turning up the heat at home feels wonderful, but it’s not so good for your skin so make sure you are moisturizing even if you are not necessarily leaving the house during the winter months. So no matter what your skincare regimen looks like, veil on a layer of this antioxidant-rich face oil to help shield yourself from the harshest environment to come.
Don’t neglect your eyes. Some people may be under the impression that eye cream is not necessary, but the truth is that the skin around our eyes is thinner and more fragile than the skin elsewhere on our face, particularly because it is considerably less oily than the rest of your face. You might even notice fine lines forming along your eye area before they appear along your forehead or cheeks. The Vital C Hydrating Eye Recovery Gel is a cooling gel that soothes as it uses key ingredients like hyaluronic acid to help minimize the appearance of fine lines by plumping them up. This eye gel also contains vitamin C, which has been shown in studies to boost the look of collagen-deprived skin.
Overnight masks help give a big boost of hydration while you sleep and are an important product to add to your skincare regimen. Research has shown that even one night of poor sleep can make wrinkles more pronounced, generally making you look older. This hydrating overnight mask can potentially help minimize the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines by keeping skin well moisturized. During the winter months, if you sleep with a heater on, you might find that you wake up with dry skin. The Vital C hydrating overnight mask can help combat this effect as well. Make a habit of using this nightly, but don’t forget your morning moisturizer or face oil.
This luxurious cream helps quench parched skin that has taken a beating from the elements. Featuring vitamins A and C, hyaluronic acid, and ceramides, this is a great cream to use regularly to help keep skin deeply hydrated (a.k.a. happy and healthy!). Vitamins A and C are key ingredients that also help refine texture and support elasticity. As previously mentioned, vitamin C and vitamin A (or retinoids) both help boost the appearance of collagen-deprived skin and help increase cell turnover. Bottom line: This cream will keep you hydrated while also helping to improve skin’s appearance overall.
Remember the most important thing you can do in winter is keep your skin thoroughly hydrated, and face oils, hydrating overnight masks, and moisturizers can all help you achieve that. But also remember not to skimp on sunscreen (the winter sun is still dehydrating and damaging). Moisturize every day and night, and follow up morning moisturization with sunscreen application, and you’ll be good to go!