Best Skincare for Crisp Weather
It’s that time of year when there is a nip in the air. Not only does that mean bundling up in a million layers and losing a pair of gloves each week, it also means that your skin needs extra TLC. Cold weather is bad for skin because it strips away moisture, and with no humidity, skin can end up cracked and in some extreme cases, it can bleed. Skin care should emphasize restoring the moisture that can dry up in the cold, so here are my favorites (and affordable!) products for the chilly weather ahead.
Cleanser: Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser ($18.00)
When choosing a cleanser for fall/winter, it is important that the formula is more creamy so the skin can be moisturized. Glossier’s Milky Jelly Cleanser is great because it is super gentle on the skin while still given it a fresh clean. This cleanser has five different skin conditioners that leave your skin smooth and moisturized.
Face Moisturizer: Cetaphil’s Daily Face Moisturizer ($12.00)
The most important part of the skincare routine for chilly weather, a good moisturizer can repair the skin through hydration. Even though there are many great (and expensive) moisturizers out there, Cetaphil’s Daily Hydrating Lotion is a cult classic at only $12.00. What makes this moisturizer so special is that it is oil-free, so it gives your skin the moisture it needs, but does not leave the skin greasy (a double win!).
Lip Balm: Burt’s Bees Lip Balm ($3.59)
I don’t know about you, but the moment the weather gets chilly, I never go anywhere without a trusty lip balm. Since the air is so dry and cold, chapped lips are one of my biggest issues regarding skin care, but Burt’s Bees lip balm has never let me down. This formula is all natural using ingredients such as beeswax, peppermint and vitamin E. To get the best results, apply after using your favorite lip scrub and your lips will be silky smooth.
Hand Lotion: Kiehl’s Ultimate Strength Hand Salve ($16.00)
Now for the most important product during the winter (especially if you leave your trusty gloves at home): hand cream! My hands get super dry and chapped during the winter, so Kiehl’s Ultimate Strength Hand Salve has always been a life saver. This thick lotion is filled with oils and moisturizers that only hydrate your hands, but also create a barrier to prevent dryness. With a 5-star rating, it is no wonder why so many people, including me, turn to this lotion the moment the weather starts to nip in the air.