4 Proven Winter Skin Care Tips for Moisturized Radiant Skin

Fall and winter are glorious seasons filled with magical autumn colours and outdoor adventures such as hiking, skiing or snowshoeing.

But these colder seasons come with their challenges and dull, dry, even red cracked skin is unfortunately too often the end result.

We face chilling winds, colder temps and we crank up the thermostat at home – all of which draw moisture out of our skin.

1. Hydrate from the Inside Out

Keep drinking plenty of water and also consider adding extra omega-3s that help replenish your skin lipid barrier and protect it against moisture loss.

To add omega-3s to your diet reach for nuts such as walnuts, pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds and pre-soaked chia seeds. Add them to yogurt or oatmeal, and top with banana slices & raspberries for an all around healthy nutritious breakfast.

2. Add a Humidifier to Your Bedroom

If you live in really dry, cold places with little humidity, add a humidifier in your room.  This will help add moisture to your skin and assist in a better sleep which also benefits your skin.

3. Take ‘Warm’ not ‘Hot’ Showers or Baths

A hot bath or shower certainly warms you up, but it dries out your skin especially on your face. Extreme temperatures also damage your skin moisture barrier preventing it from locking in the moisture it needs to remain soft and smooth.

Here in Vancouver, we have such damp cold that chills you to the bone so I am guilty of having too hot of a bath.  I compensate by applying organic olive oil after my body lotion to restore that barrier.  You’ll be surprised how soft and subtle your skin will feel using olive oil and it absorbs in just a few minutes.

4. Eat More Foods High in ‘Hyaluronic Acid’

Hyaluronic acid is a compound that your body produces and that is also found in many foods and supplements.

It benefits skin health, inflammation, and conditions such as acid reflux, dry eyes, and osteoarthritis.

Adding bone broth to your diet is a great way to increase your intake of hyaluronic acid. Plus, foods such as soy products, oranges, almonds, kale, and sweet potatoes provide nutrients that may naturally ramp up your body’s synthesis of hyaluronic acid.

Recommended Skincare Products for Fall and Winter

Based on the criteria below we recommend these for your fall-winter skin care routine:

  • Our gentle CLEAN Foaming Gel Cleanser
  • Then our Triple HA Serum
  • Followed by one of our probiotic creams – REJUVENATE Probiotic Night Cream or HYDRATE Probiotic Day Cream
  • And for protection, finish with our GLOW Face Oil

1. Cleansers that are gentle and pH balanced.
Avoid cleansers that have alcohol as they will strip your skin of its natural oils that hold in moisture.

2. Serums that use hyaluronic acid.
Hyaluronic acid is natural and one of the best skin moisturizing ingredient. Look for one that use multiple molecular sizes of hyaluronic acid so it will penetrate all levels of your skins dermis. Cheap hyaluronic acid typically uses large molecules.

3. Moisturizers that are probiotic.
Probiotic moisturizers enable your skin to create its own natural protective shield as their ingredients are more nutrient rich and easier to absorb by your skin.

They also stimulate the natural production of your own collagen and elastin.

4. Face Oils are a must during winter.
Everyone’s skin produces oils that form a natural barrier to keep moisture in and pollutants out. As we age or due to specific skin conditions, this natural protective ability diminishes, leaving our skin vulnerable.

During cold winters, it’s especially important to use a face oil.  Simplify your routine by choosing one that has ‘multiple skin nourishing oils’.   such as rose hip, bakuchiol, crambe abbysinian, sea buckthorn and argan are the 5 luxury oils used in Nayelle’s Glow Face Oil.