Winter is almost synonymous to flakes and dry skin as it is to snow so if you follow Game of Thrones then indulge me this, Winter is coming (laughs), but it doesn’t have to hurt your skin health.
I’ve mentioned before how important good skin is in the application of makeup, how it lasts longer even without a primer and how it looks dewy and fresh even without moisturizer and I know what cold weather can do to our skin. In fact, if you think you don’t need a moisturizer because you have oily skin, check out these water-based moisturizers that should work well on you.
I give top priority to my skin care preparation as much as my makeup brands and I know how dreadful Winter could be to our skin so I’ve listed down some of the best products for optimum moisturization. Keep dehydrated and lather on these luxurious goodies to keep the flakes off your skin, or create your own home-made moisturizer out of simple household ingredients.
Moisturizers That Will Help Your Dry Skin
I hate dry skin on me which is why I created this list to help out some of you who may be having troubles looking for products that actually work. Check out this list that includes some of the best options for saving your skin from the dry spell of Winter. Of course, with proper hydration and nutrition, you can keep dry skin free even in the heart of a blistery cold.
1. Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil Light
Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil Light is lightweight and absorbs quickly by your skin. It helps hydrate your skin without leaving it oily – because a dehydrated skin compensates by releasing more oil – making it perfect for all skin types. This oil also hydrates your hair and nails by conditioning your cuticles and fixing your split ends! This oil is a problem solver at an affordable price, no wonder it’s a cult favorite among skincare enthusiasts especially for those with dry skin.
2. Kate Somerville Quench Oil Free Hydrating Face Serum
Kate Somerville Quench Oil Free Hydrating Face Serum is perfect for those with combination or sensitive skin types. Plumeria flower extract replenishes your skin without worrying about breakouts. As an added bonus, this serum also helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles which come easy with dry skin. Just use one dollop before you put on your foundation and you’re ready to go!
3. Murad Hydro-dynamic Ultimate Moisture
Murad Hydro-dynamic Ultimate Moisture daily moisturizer replenishes your skin around the clock. With hyaluronic acid (one of the top recommended ingredients to retain moisture), coconut extract and shea butter, your dry skin will thank you for this hydrating skin drink that’ll last throughout the day and night.
4. Korres Greek Yoghurt Advanced Nourishing Sleeping Facial
This one will cost you an arm and a leg I can assure you that! LOL. But with the benefits you’re skin is getting I surely think it’s worth the trouble. Korres Greek Yoghurt Nourishing Sleeping Facial works hard while you’re dreaming away. This skin remedy goes centuries back, and it’s still around because it WORKS. This powerful Greek Yoghurt concentrate and aloe vera enrich dry skin throughout the night, so you’ll wake up with invigorated, healthy-looking, plump skin.
5. Waterbalm Skin Prep
Waterbalm Skin Prep is one of a kind moisturizer as you can use this on any skin type, from dry skin to oily, this lightweight formula starts out a fluffy emollient that dissolves into water droplets on the skin which gives it a plump, smooth, moisturized feel. Loved by a lot of makeup artists because of its excellent moisturizing formula and it’s wonderful skin preparation properties. I personally have this in my kit as well.
6. Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief
Another cult favorite on the list, Clinique products are specifically formulated for sensitive skin and this moisturizing cream is no exception. Not only is this oil-free, it can also be used as a 5-minute mask for those extra cold days. No wonder Rachel McAdams swears by this stuff.
7. Philosophy’s Hope in a Jar
The name says it all. Philosophy’s Hope in a Jar is packed with anti-aging antioxidants and alpha-hydroxy acids that exfoliate and hydrate your skin. Its lightweight soufflé texture goes on smoothly without greasiness or shine. This is your classic go-to daily moisturizer that replenishes your dry winter skin but is great for all seasons.
8. GLAMGLOW Thirsty Cleanse Daily Hydrating Cleanser
Who knew mud and foam would make a hydrating and cleansing dynamic duo? GLAMGLOW Thirstycleanse Daily Hydrating Cleanser not only rinses off your makeup, it also revitalizes and intensely hydrates your skin. With rare Brazilian yellow clay to remineralize your skin and olive leaf powder to moisturize, this is definitely not your average cleanser – but it will quickly become your favorite.
9. Algenist Ultra Lightweight UV Defense Fluid
Don’t let the sun’s harsh rays get you down! Even in winter, smart ladies know you still gotta protect your skin. With an SPF of 50, Algenist Ultra Lightweight UV Defense Fluid will not only shield you from the sun, it also contains alguronic acid that increases cell regeneration and prevents wrinkles. This non-greasy moisturizer will replenish your skin and help you stay ageless even as exposed to harsh cold temperatures in Winter.
If you need more tips on keeping your skin moisturized for Winter, check out this video by Jamie Paige:
Winter doesn’t have to hurt our skin as much as we expect it to, just make sure that you are properly hydrated, keep warm, and use products that will quench your skin thirst. The more emollient creams perform better in Winter too. Take note that UV rays do not change with the climate, so make sure to apply sunscreen when you go out because drier skin is more susceptible to damage. Skin health is also dependent on your nutrition, so make sure to eat right.
Now that your skin is fully hydrated and looking fresh, check out the BEST face makeup products to keep your face dewy and smooth all day long! Let me know if you’ve ever tried any of the moisturizers above in the comments below.