While SPF and ultra-moisturizing skin care may be more commonly attributed to the warmer summer months where you spend more active time under the sun’s scorching rays, but believe it or not, your skin still needs plenty of TLC during the winter, too. In fact, with the winter’s cold drying air and the not-as-obvious sun exposure, your skin may be extra neglected during the colder months, meaning it needs more help than ever to stay nourished and healthy! As a result, I’ve rounded up some of the best winter-friendly (and all-year-round awesome) products to keep your skin in tip-top shape, rain, snow, or shine!
For one, it’s important to wear a daily SPF, like Clinique City Block Sheer, which doubles as a primer so you can wear it under makeup without it feeling oily or caked-on. Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean your skin isn’t exposed to regular sunlight — and if you’re a snowboarder especially, you know the feeling of a surprise sunburn by the end of the day! Similarly, keep lips protected and moisturized with a heavy-duty lip balm like Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm — this brand may usually cater to men, but it definitely does the trick! In cold weather when you’re skin is bound to be extra dry, it’s important to find a gentle cleanser that doesn’t skimp when it actually comes to getting clean — Avon Winter Solutions Cleanser gets the job done without drying out your skin further. For extra winter-time pampering, use a hydrating mask like Sisley Flower Gel Mask which tones and firms weather-stressed skin and leaves your face feeling fresh, clean, and moisturized. And finally, if you’re dealing with the after-effects of a little winter neglect, First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream helps soothe winter irritation and protects against further damage!