Top 6 Skincare Products You Need in Winter

Top 6 Skincare Products You Need in Winter A lot of people know that their winter skincare routine should be different from their summer skincare routine. However, some choose not to switch to winter skincare products in order to save money or because they simply don’t care. Sadly, this approach often results in red, itchy, and flaky skin. To prevent this, you should buy at least the most basic winter skincare products. Here are the top 6 skincare products you need in winter.

Nourishing & Moisturising Cream

You can buy two separate creams or one cream that has both nourishing and moisturising properties. Opt for the product (or products) with a moderately dense texture and make sure that it has a sun protection factor. It is recommended to apply cream at least 30–40 minutes before going outside, especially when the temperature is below freezing.

What ingredients should a good winter face cream contain? The choice of active ingredients will depend on the type and peculiar needs of your skin. Common ingredients that can be found in winter face creams include natural oils (shea butter, cocoa butter, coconut oil, avocado oil), vitamin E (tocopherol), fatty alcohols, squalane or squalene, and hyaluronic acid.

Products with Retinol or Vitamin C

Winter is the best time to use skincare products with ingredients that increase skin photosensitivity, such as retinol or vitamin C. This is because in winter the overall amount of harmful UV rays that reach the Earth decreases. So if you’ve long wanted to try a toner, serum, face mask or another product with vitamin C or retinol, now is the time.


Most aestheticians recommend against using AHA/BHA peels in summer due to sun exposure. Organic acids make the skin more vulnerable to UV radiation, which may result in pigmentation, sunburn, or even skin cancer. As we’ve already mentioned, sun exposure slightly decreases in winter, which makes acid peels safer to use during the cold months. However, you still need to use sunscreen religiously until your skin heals from the procedure.

Gentle Facial Cleanser

In winter, our skin tends to get drier due to low temperatures outside and dry air indoors. It is a good enough reason to switch to a milder facial cleanser than the one you use in summer. Look for products formulated with gentle, plant-based surfactants that don’t strip the skin of moisture and natural oils, and avoid products formulated with sulphates. Soap is also a no-no if you want to keep your skin hydrated.

Products with Ingredients that Strengthen Capillary Walls

Spending time in cold, wintery air may cause capillaries in your skin to break, leaving your with red, spidery-looking splotches on your face. Although broken blood vessels will heal eventually, it’s always better to prevent problems than to deal with them. Skincare products designed to prevent broken capillaries are formulated with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and calming ingredients.

Lip Balm

Can you imagine a winter skincare routine that does not include a protective and nourishing lip balm? The answer is definitely “no”. Winter lip balms usually have a richer, denser texture than their summer counterparts. They are usually formulated with natural vegetable oils that nourish the skin, help to keep it hydrated and stimulate skin regeneration, as well as protective ingredients such as beeswax or lanolin.

In general, your skincare routine in winter should be more gentle than during other seasons, so it makes sense to either stop using certain skincare products or at least use them only when strictly needed. For example, it is not recommended to exfoliate your skin too often during the cold season. If you use face scrub once or twice a week in summer, start using it once every ten days in winter. The same rule applies to various products for oily skin that tend to have a drying effect.

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