8 Expert Tips for Moisturizing Your Dry, Winter Skin

In the colder months, your skin battles harsh weather, low humidity, and indoor heating—making it prone to dryness and sensitivity. Studies even show a surge in skin conditions during winter due to a 10% decrease in oil and moisture production for every degree drop in temperature. But don’t worry, it is possible to get your skin back on track by focusing on hydration tips that go beyond ordinary moisturizers. That’s why we can’t say it enough, winter weather means your skin will benefit from these eight professional tips.


  1. Start with Gentle Exfoliation

Exfoliation is vital to removing the daily accumulation of 10 billion dead skin cells—yes, we said 10 billion. Regularly exfoliate with a gentle scrub or opt for a peel that features glycolic acid gel that is perfectly balanced with alpha hydroxy acid to refine skin’s surface. A peel not only enhances cell turnover but also incorporates soothing botanicals like aloe to leave your skin feeling smooth, refreshed and ready to effectively absorb your entire skincare lineup.


  1. Transition Your Cleanser: Think Double Cleansing

Embrace double cleansing during winter by using a deep pore cleansing oil and herbal toner. This method effectively removes makeup, and old skin cells, keeping your skin hyper-clean without causing dryness, which makes it ideal to use at night.


  1. Soak in Serums

Winter is the season for serums. Apply these antioxidant powerhouses after cleansing and before moisturizing to protect against free radicals and environmental elements. Serums aid in preventing dehydration, possess anti-aging properties, and contribute to nighttime skin healing. Choose a serum tailored to your skin type or opt for a vitamin C serum for added brightness and collagen boost.


  1. Choose an Ultra-Rich Moisturizer

Opt for an intensive, hydrating moisturizer suitable for your skin type. Look for formulations that support healing and repair while addressing redness, irritation, and dryness. Incorporate moisturizers into your morning and nighttime routine to hydrate, plump, and nourish dehydrated skin, forming a protective barrier against moisture loss. Don’t forget to moisturize your body too! Nourish your hands, feet, and body with an ultra-rich lotion and body serum containing cold-pressed plant extracts, natural emollients, vitamins, and essential oils.


  1. Mask Up

Face masks are the nighttime boost your skin needs each week, plus they give you a little time to yourself to relax—good for you and good for your skin. The right face mask can address key skin concerns and issues, especially dehydration. Delivering high concentrations of antioxidants (e.g., vitamins and minerals) straight to your skin, masks work to first provide, then lock in beneficial ingredients allowing your skin to look, feel, and absorb all your skincare products better. 


  1. Drink Water + Green Tea

Drinking enough water and incorporating green tea into your daily routine can enhance the health and appearance of your skin. Hydration is key to maintaining skin elasticity and suppleness, as water helps flush out toxins and supports the skin's natural regeneration process. Green tea, rich in antioxidants, can further promote skin health by combating free radicals, reducing inflammation, and helping to clear up skin conditions such as acne


  1. Feed Your Skin

Incorporating colorful fruits and veggies into your diet is as good for your body as it is for your skin. Red bell peppers, avocados, kale, spinach, and blueberries can contribute to collagen production, fight wrinkles, and provide antioxidants. 


  1. Hydration Beyond Skincare

Combat dry indoor air by investing in a humidifier, especially in frequently used rooms, to prevent skin dryness. Enhance overnight skin regeneration by placing a humidifier in the bedroom alongside a glass of water. Your skin will love it!