Centralized heat and less humidity pull out moisture from your skin, which can leave it dry and flaky. Even the hot baths and showers we love can irritate our skin by dissolving the protective barrier, which will eventually lead to dryness.
So, if you’re concerned about the havoc the winter weather had on your skin, no need to worry. We’ve found some of the newest skincare products to help your skin get warm weather ready.
L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Cicacream
L’Oréal Paris recently released a powerful anti-aging cream that is formulated with both cica cream and Pro-Retinol. Cica cream is an anti-aging moisturizer made from Centella Asiatica, which is a Chinese herb also known as tiger grass. This potent combination is specially formulated for the face and acts as an anti-aging barrier to reduce the effects stress, dehydration, pollution and dirt have on our skin.
Using the cream is easy—just smooth on a dime-sized amount both in the morning and at night. The cream is lightweight—perfect for going on under makeup or in combination with other facial products.
Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Rescue Mask
If your skin is sending you SOS signals with dry, rough, uneven tone or congestion, the newest facial product from Fresh promises to combat those issues with a five-minute facial in a jar. The ingredients in the cream are a combination of “Super 7 Complex” (which hydrates and boosts radiance), kobu seaweed, red algae, sea fennel extract, and lotus seeds (which work to refine skin texture).
The mask can be used two to three times per week; just apply generously and leave on for five minutes. Add warm water and massage the skin to activate the lotus seeds and then rinse well. Fast and easy!
Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream
Protini, which means protein in Swahili, is just what it sounds like—a pump of protein for your skin. Drunk Elephant’s cream is made from a combination of ingredients including nine plant-derived peptides that help keep the skin hydrated and balanced and restore collagen.
The peptides in Protini help trigger the development of new skin cells like a retinol would, but because they are plant-based even people with sensitive skin can tolerate the cream. Just one dime-sized pump in the morning and at night will cover your whole face and décolletage.
Did You Know?
Did you know that your sleep habits could be affecting your skin? A study by Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine showed that sleep-deprived women exhibit signs of premature aging and a decrease in their skin’s ability to recover after sun exposure. You might think you can “catch up” by taking a quick nap, but it won’t help—try to get between seven to nine hours of restful sleep each night to keep fine lines and wrinkles at bay.