Don’t Let the Dry Air Ruin your Glowy Summer Skin! 5 Products I Live by During the Chilly Seasons

It’s extremely hard to enjoy the fall season by drinking hot apple cider or hot chocolate when your chapped lips are burning from being so dry. It is also tough to notice how pretty the first snowfall is when you can see the flakes of your dry skin flying through the air. Winter is never a favorite season, but your skin definitely hates it the most! Dry air and harsh winds will roughen up your smooth and soft skin that became so radiant over the summer. Don’t let your skin suffer this year--here are some great products for all skin types that will help you maintain a hydrating glow year-round. 

1. St. Ives Gentle Smoothing Oatmeal Scrub & Mask

This face wash is a perfect balance where it is soothing from the oatmeal consistency, but it is also a gently exfoliating. So it will go against and smooth any dryness you may have from the winter weather. But it is gentle enough that it will not be too rough or harmful to your skin. The cleanser works perfectly to keep your skin soft and smooth every month of the year!

2. Aveeno Ultra-Calming Daily Moisturizer

This drugstore moisturizer is one of the best I have ever used. It is the perfect consistency where it is thick and will provide hydration to your skin all day, while also easy enough to blend into your skin without leaving it greasy or sticky. It also has SPF in it which is ultra important to protect your skin from the sun even in the cold months. It is also calming and meant for sensitive skin, so it won’t burn or sting skin that has been roughened from the winds. It’s gentle and has long-lasting hydration, making it the ideal moisturizer for winter. 

3. Aveeno MaxGlow Infusion Drops

I know, Aveeno again (I may or may not be obsessed). This product is life-changing. After I have washed my face, I pump my moisturizer onto my hand, and then I will add two or three drops of this into the mix. My face will feel amazing after, and it leaves it with a hydrating glow. It maintains the brightness all day long and soaks up any dry patches you make have. This product will take any moisturizer you have to the next level, arming your skin for the chilly weather. 

4. Skintifique Hydrating Gel Plus Cream

This cream is extremely moisturizing and can be used on your face and body. It is specifically strong with moisture that will work on any dry patches you have. I sometimes will get some dryness or irritation on my skin around my eyes or mouth, and when I put this on it overnight, I wake up to my skin being back to normal with hydration! It only has 8 ingredients so it is simple, avoiding any skin reaction. 

5. Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask 

Cold weather is a lip’s worst nightmare. Luckily, this lip product is literally the best cure for chapped lips. It is supposedly an overnight product, but I am applying it all day long. It leaves your lips soft and in good shape, while also giving them a slight gloss and color tint. The flavors they have also smell great in Berry or Vanilla. This is one of my favorite products EVER and it is a little on the pricy side, but I honestly think the price is worth it because it keeps my lips from drying out and getting chapped all year round.

The cold weather in the Winter definitely does have some negative aspects, but the damage it can do to your skin is one of the worst! Using some of these products would help arm your skin against the tough winds and drying weather that make an appearance during the Winter. Losing your summer glow can truly be heartbreaking, but with these products, you can work to keep your skin hydrated!

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