It's normal even for those blessed with healthy complexions to see changes in their skin when autumn starts transitioning into winter. The chilly weather and dry air tend to wreak havoc on the skin, causing a variety of issues.
Dullness and dryness are common in the colder months, and your skin might suddenly be irritated by products that you’ve had no problem using regularly. Those who have sensitive skin or suffer from conditions like rosacea may also have a more difficult time keeping their troubles at bay.
Most of these issues can be attributed to the lack of moisture in the air when the temperatures start to drop. That’s why it’s important to update your skincare regimen from season to season, but especially now that frigid days are ahead. Here’s how to use Esthederm products to do just that:
Starting with a good cleanser helps remove dirt, oil, and other impurities from the surface of your skin. This also helps it get ready to better absorb the ingredients from the other skincare products you’ll be applying later on.
Some cleansers go a little overboard with the cleansing, though—and it isn’t always a good thing. Many products utilize harsh ingredients to strip the skin, leaving it vulnerable to the elements. That’s why it’s important to make sure that your cleanser is effective, yet gentle. Esthederm’s Pure Cleansing Gel is part of their Osmoclean range, which includes their products that offer deep cleaning. It contains fructo-oligosaccharides, as well as extracts from peumus boldus leaf and algae.
Dropping humidity levels plus freezing-cold temperatures equals dry air, which tends to draw moisture away from your skin. This is why your face can feel dry and flaky during the winter months. Unfortunately, staying indoors doesn’t really help much and can even make things worse, since the air will still be dry.
Sad to say, your favorite light moisturizer simply isn’t going to cut it for the last few months of the year. You’ll be much better off swapping it out for a heavier, richer formula that hydrates your skin and locks that moisture in.
We highly recommend the Intensive Hyaluronic Cream, which counts hyaluronic acid among its top ingredients. Hyaluronic acid has the ability to hold over a thousand times its weight in water, drawing moisture in the air directly onto your skin. For aging skin, the Absolute Repulp Balm is an excellent choice. This non-greasy balm melts into the skin, providing deep moisturization while firming it up for an instantly visible lifted effect.
Ceramides are another ingredient you should definitely look into for your winter skincare. These fatty acids also provide moisture while strengthening your skin’s natural barriers from external stresses. Esthederm’s ceramide heavy-hitter is the Cellular Water Melting Moisturizing Cream, infused with their patented Cellular Water. The brand promises up to a 25% boost in hydration from using this product, and your skin will welcome it.
The area around your eyes will need a bit of support as well. The skin is thinner there, making it more prone to dryness. Esthederm’s Intensive Hyaluronic Acid Serum will provide a boost of hydration to your eye area that it will certainly appreciate. It’s great for reducing dark circles and puffiness, and can instantly perk up tired-looking eyes.
You might think that exfoliating during the winter months leaves your already-sensitive skin more exposed to the harsh elements of the season, and opt to skip the step entirely. Don’t! Exfoliating helps resurface the skin, removing the dead skin cells that are causing your skin to feel like sandpaper. It also promotes the reproduction of new cells to replace those dead ones and improves your skin’s ability to absorb your products.
Esthederm’s Lightening Buffing Mask is a blessing for anyone who experiences dry and flaky skin during the wintertime. It combines all the great things about a velvety face mask with gentle grain-free exfoliation, removing those dead skin cells and leaving only radiant skin behind. You can purchase it on its own or bundled with the Gentle Deep Pore Cleanser in the Iconic Routine kit for more savings.
The skies may be gray and the days short, but that doesn’t mean that your skin is safe from the sun. Exposure to its UVA and UVB rays creates cumulative damage that can cause signs of photoaging, such as dark spots and pigmentation. They also contribute to accelerated skin aging.
Esthederm offers a wide range of sun care products that offer anywhere between SPF 25 to 50+. The brand’s Sun Ultimate Face Cream is an SPF 30 product that’s perfect for daily wear over your makeup. Looking for higher SPF for those days out on the slopes? Check out Sun Expert SPF 50 instead.
For the ultimate in sun protection, we recommend Esthederm’s UV Protect Cream SPF 50+. This is a mineral broad-spectrum sunscreen that also provides a brightening effect, enhancing the complexion while reducing the appearance of dark spots for more luminous skin.
With BeautySense and Esthederm, you can have great skin all winter long—and it won’t even be that hard! Our extensive Esthederm section contains more excellent skin and sun care products from the renowned brand. We also carry hundreds of skincare and beauty products from other excellent names in the industry; just use our Brands page to find your favorites. Keeping an eye on our Promotions section can help you find new things to love and score great deals in the process, too.