Winter’s here—the season of dry, flakey and sensitive skin.  Below are our favorite tips and products to keep your skin moisturized and supple during the cold winter months.  

 

Why Hydration Is So Important 

Hydration is essential to maintain the health and appearance of your skin. Hydrated skin looks and feels smoother, softer, and more radiant. It’s also better able to protect itself from environmental and sun damage and maintain elasticity and flexibility. 

 

Dehydrated skin, on the other hand, looks dull and muddy and is more prone to dryness, flakiness, and irritation. Over time, dehydration can lead to more chronic skin conditions, such as eczema. 

 

Keeping the skin hydrated promotes a healthy, youthful appearance and can prevent a variety of skin problems. That’s why it's important to drink plenty of water, use a moisturizer daily, and avoid harsh or drying skincare products. 

 

Tips For More Hydrated Skin 

Here are some tips for keeping your skin hydrated this winter: 

  1. Use a moisturizer daily: A good moisturizer locks in moisture and keeps your skin hydrated throughout the day. Look for one formulated for your skin type and apply it after cleansing and toning morning and evening. 
  1. Protect your skin from the sun daily: The sun's UV rays can damage your skin and lead to dehydration. Use a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 and reapply it every two hours to protect your skin from photo-damage. 
  1. Avoid hot showers: Hot water can strip your skin of its natural oils, leaving it dry and dehydrated. Instead, use lukewarm water and limit your shower time. 
  1. Use a humidifier: A humidifier can help add moisture to the air and help keep the skin hydrated. Consider having one in your bedroom or in other areas where you spend a lot of time. 
  1. Drink plenty of water: Water is essential for hydration. Aim to drink at least eight glasses of water each day to ensure your skin is getting the hydration it needs. 

 

What Are The Best Products For Dehydrated Skin? 

Some of the best skincare products for hydrated skin include: 

  1. Moisturizers: Always use moisturizers suited for your specific skin type, for example, a lightweight lotion for oily skin or a richer cream for dry skin. AM Daily Moisturizer SPF 45+ contains hyaluronic and lactic acids as well as vitamins E and B5 in an oil-free, deeply hydrating formulation. Sensitive Skin Moisturizer is lightweight and non-irritating.  It contains vitamins A & E and natural botanicals to deeply nourish sensitive skin. 
  1. Products Formulated With Oils: Oils help nourish and hydrate the skin. Look for ones rich in fatty acids such as Omega-3 Facial Crème to help increase the skin's moisture levels and protect it from damage. 
  1. Products Formulated With Hyaluronic Acid: Hyaluronic acid is a natural, water-loving molecule that can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water, making it an excellent hydrating ingredient. Hyaluronic acid-containing formulations are very effective in attracting and retaining moisture. Skin Replenishing Gel’s soothing gel-based formula combines hyaluronic acid and natural plant extracts to deliver optimal hydration and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 

 

Incorporating these products into your winter skincare routine will help your skin to become more hydrated and younger-looking.  For more helpful tips about anti-aging skincare, be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook!