The winter season brings cold, chilly and windy weather. This type of weather affects your skin and makes it dry, flaky, red and inflamed. But it’s still possible to keep your skin looking soft and luminous throughout the winter months. Cozy up to these 7 anti-aging skincare tips that will help you continue to have great skin throughout the winter season.
1. Layer Skincare
Preventing dryness is your number one focus for your winter anti-aging skincare routine. You want to preserve moisture and prevent dryness.
One moisturizer may not be enough especially during the winter when skin tends to become dryer than in the summer. Start out with using a hydrating serum and let it soak into your skin for about 5 minutes. Finally, apply a cream based moisturizer. This will lock in everything. We recommend you use the HD Intensive Moisture Creme.
Other product recommendations for layering your skincare routine is to refer to skin type 3 and 4 on this page. Just scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the skin type to see which products work best.
2. Keep Using SPF!
Yes, keep using SPF all winter long! Even if the sun isn’t shining everyday, put on your sunscreen. Low levels of UV light exposure can add up over a lifetime.
We recommend the HD Defend SPF 36 because it has broad-spectrum SPF 30 and hyaluronic acid to keep your dry winter skin hydrated. This SPF is suitable for sensitive and rosacea prone skin too.
3. Switch To A Gentle Cleanser
If you find that during summer months your skin sweats more than winter months, you may have used harsher cleaners in order to dry out your complexion. If you’re prone to acne, maybe you’ve found this helps.
But in the winter, when the outdoor weather is cold and dry, even acne prone skin is at risk for dryness. It would be better to switch to a creamier facial wash.
We recommend the HD Gentle Creamy Cleanser! This cleanser is a hydrating milk cleanser with lavender essential oil, aloe and vitamin E. It will gently remove make-up and impurities. It will replenish your skins’ moisture and soothe redness and dryness.
This anti-aging skincare step should always be a part of your skin care habits. And especially in the winter. Exfoliating can be even more beneficial than in the summer months. The cold weather and low humidity can cause dry skin patches that might be building up. Exfoliating will smooth out those dry patches.
Exfoliate regularly and keep your complexion looking brighter!
5. Find the Right Retinoids
Dry air can leave your complexion looking dull. You can add retinoids to your anti-aging skincare routine to help brighten up your skin.
Retinoids speed cell turnover, but in the winter this can lead to more dryness and irritation. So you want to start slowly. Start applying a small amount to your face and neck twice a week. Then increase it to every other day and eventually every night. Always apply your moisturizer on top of the retinol creme.
Our HD Vibrant Retinol Advanced is hydrating as well as a wrinkle and skin tone corrector. It also helps to fade age spots. It contains lipids that help restore the moisture barrier and minimize any dryness or peeling from the retinol. Retinol is a recommended ingredient for aging and UV damaged skin.
6. Use Lip Balm
Prevent the effects of winter dryness that cause your lips to be red and cracked. We recommend using HD Perk Lip Treatment to keep your lips protected and moist. This lip balm is cranberry flavored and it coats the lips with the strongest antioxidant available.
This lip balm infuses Vitamin B and firming peptides and protects lip skin from harmful environmental toxins that cause lip thinning, wrinkling and loss of color.
Use this anti-aging lip care to prevent moisture loss and cracking.
7. Consider Taking Supplements
There are some supplements that may help keep your skin moist. You’ve probably heard all about the benefits of Omega-3s. They’re found in certain seafood, like salmon for example. Omega-3s keep your skin moist and may even help prevent wrinkles.
Where do you get Omega-3s besides fish or fish products? Maybe you don’t eat much fish. Try taking fish oil or flaxseed oil supplements. This will help keep your skin supple by replenishing your skin’s own oils.
Use these expert anti-aging skincare tips to keep your skin clear, moist and supple throughout the winter months. Especially if you find your skin drying out during the cold winter days. Your skin will love you for the extra winter care you provide!