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jessica wang winter skincare tipsThe winter season has plenty of merits, including an abundance of cozy knits, stylish leather boots, and chic outerwear. But the same cannot be said about the cold weather’s effect on our skin. The combination of low temperatures and dry air can pose a challenge to our complexion, underscoring the necessity to adjust our skincare routine according to the seasons. It’s time to swap your lighter moisturizers designed for long, hot summer days and embrace a robust, heavy-duty cream that can effectively seal in hydration. After years of experimenting with every potion and hydration hack, I have formulated a foolproof skincare routine to treat dry, dehydrated skin. Do yourself a favor and act now, so you can keep your skin protected and nourished all season long.

jessica wang winter skincare tipsHumidify Your Space

We love our heaters for keeping things toasty, but here’s the catch – they’re like moisture thieves, robbing the air of its natural hydration mojo. Not cool for our skin, right? This dryness doesn’t just mess with the surface; it dives deep, causing irritation, flakiness, and a general “meh” feeling. Cue the superhero entrance: the humble humidifier! Snag one ASAP, and let it unleash water vapors into your space, cranking up the humidity levels. Picture it as a moisture shield against the dry spell caused by indoor heating—your skin’s hydration hero in action

Don’t Skimp on At-Home Treatments

If you really want to take hydrated skin to another level, don’t sleep on the micro-treatments you can do at home, like micro-needling and microdermabrasion. Micro-needling creates a collagen-boosting frenzy, and thanks to perfected at-home devices, you can now have your own mini spa day. Try the ORA Face Microneedle Dermal Roller System – painless, effective, and the perfect sidekick for smoother, more hydrated skin. You can also combat the winter slowdown of dead skin cells with at-home microdermabrasion using the PMD Personal Microderm Classic. Both will leave you glowing, luminous, and ready to take on winter skin challenges!

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Cleansing & Essence

I won’t get too much into the details of what’s already obvious but I highly recommend switching to a gentle cleanser. A stronger formula might be good to remove all the sweat and grime during warmer months, this is a big no-no for this time of year. I even go a step further, opting for oil cleansing with nourishing ingredients like jojoba or sweet almond. They’re great to gently cleanse your face without stripping away the natural oils. Following a gentle cleanser, the next step you want to implement is an essence. A essence will provide an extra layer of hydration (unlike toner) and prepare it to absorb subsequent products.

Pro tip: Always use tepid water because hotter temperatures can cause irritation and dryness.

Tap into Hyaluronic Acid

If you don’t already include hyaluronic acid into your skincare routine, consider now the perfect time to throw it into the mix. This powerful ingredient is excellent for attracting and retaining water to help your skin stay plump and moisturized. It’s perfectly safe to use daily, both in the morning and at night. With consistent use, you will find that your skin has better elasticity and improved texture. If you happen to love what hyaluronic acid does for your skin, don’t be afraid to keep it in your routine for year round use!

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The Most Effective Moisturizers

Once you’ve applied a few drops of hyaluronic acid serum to your skin, the next crucial step is to follow up with a luxurious, rich moisturizer to seal in the hydration. This not only enhances the effectiveness of the serum but also serves as a protective barrier against the harsh environmental elements that can lead to undesirable chapping and cracking. For a winter-approved moisturizer that beats the overhyped options, I highly recommend either the Orveda Firm Brew Cream Moisturizer, Natura Bisse Essential Shock Intense Cream, or the Caudalie Premier Cru Rich Cream. All 3 options provide exceptional nourishment, depending on your budget, and help your skin stay resilient and moisturized in the face of challenging winter conditions.

Pro tip: Apply your moisturizers before it completely dries.

Finish With An Oil

This last tip probably goes against everything you’ve heard – but trust me, cap off your skincare routine with your favorite facial oil. After all the cleansing, essences, serums, and moisturizers, a few drops of facial oil provide the perfect finale. Gently press it into your skin, and let the goodness of the jojoba, argan, rosehip, et al sink in. This final step not only locks in moisture but also leaves your skin with a radiant, dewy glow. It’s the cherry on top that seals the deal, leaving you feeling pampered and ready to face the day or drift into a restful night’s sleep.


Do you have any winter skincare secrets?

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