5 Must-Have Items for Your Winter Skin Care

We love winter for a variety of reasons. Holiday cheer, the beauty of snow, and the ability to cuddle up by the fire all immediately come to mind as reasons to love that time of year when the thermometer drops. One drawback is that the change to colder weather can wreak havoc on our skin. Harsh winter weather can dry out your skin, leaving it more susceptible to a host of other issues. If you want to protect your skin, try some of these products that can help you look better than ever.

1. Naturopathica Calendula Essential Hydrating Cream

18589-naturopathica-calendula-essential-hydrating-cream-raw-72dpiIf your skin gets cracked and red when the winter months hit, you should turn to this Essential Hydrating Cream to help protect and repair damaged skin. As a deep moisturizer, this cream is better than most when it comes to counteracting the effects of blistering cold. Natural ingredients like Calendula, Trehalose, and Borage Seed Oil all contain antioxidant properties that actually shield your skin and make you less susceptible to drying out.
Naturopathica Calendula Essential Hydrating Cream, $58

2. Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream

61wutfdcuhl-_sy679_Even though it might not seem true, there is still moisture in the air when the weather drops before freezing. Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream not only has excellent moisturizers to keep your skin feeling soft and healthy, but it also has properties that help your skin extract moisture from the air. Turn to this solution to help your skin stay looking great if you expect to be outdoors during the winter months.

Ultra Facial Cream, $79.99

3. Caudalie Divine Oil

51ngwandial-_sx522_This oil, which can be used almost anywhere on the body, soothes the skin and protects from damage. With a patented blend of the antioxidant polyphenols, this oil acts as a powerful shield from the elements. This Divine Oil works hard to not only protect, but also repair damaged skin long after first application. Best of all, it has a wonderful scent that will leave you feeling and smelling great all day long.

Caudalie Divine Oil, $24.75

4. Estee Lauder Resilience Night Firming Creme

61ou-14vbl-_sx522_Dry skin is not an issue that only affects the present. The damage to your skin can be felt years after it was first inflicted. This Firming/Sculpting Cream from Estee Lauder works while you sleep to repair your skin and make you look years younger. 92% of women who used the cream felt a lifted look in just 4 weeks. With results like that, it’s easy to see why this is such a popular product.

Estee Lauder Resilience Night Firming/Sculpting Face/Neck Creme$80

5. Fresh Soy Face Cleanser

61by6rlweol-_sy679_There are plenty of things we do to our skin that can damage it. Prolonged exposure to cold temperatures doesn’t help, but neither do harsh cleansers or chemical heavy makeup products. This cleanser has amino acids and soy proteins to help your skin wipe away damaging chemicals and leave you feeling fresher than ever. Made without harsh chemicals that cause long-term damage to the skin, it is a great solution that will help you feel better right away.

Fresh Cleanser, 150ml Soy Face Cleanser for Women, $38

About Michael Weinberg

Michael Weinberg is a writer on The Path Editorial Team. He is a graduate of Tufts University. He is interested in how nutrition affects athletic performance and competes in triathlons and obstacle runs.