5 skincare buys to survive winter chills
Feels like sweater weather
Chilly weather is upon us, and while you’ve thought of giving your wardrobe a chic winter overhaul, we bet you forgot about your skin. With moisture-zapping cool temps, it’s time to switch your daily lightweight lotions and wield heavy-duty winter skincare for some extra TLC. Keep that unwelcome tight, dry skin you know all too well at bay with our selection of reliable skincare picks, swipe through our gallery to have a look.
For your skin
Elizabeth Arden Eight-Hour Cream Skin Protectant
If there’s one product that you’ll find in every make-up artists’ kits and on every beauty editors’ desks, it’s this heavyweight multitasker – pun intended. It is the most luxurious ointment that will ever envelope your skin. This one doesn’t just fight dry skin – it also treats scaly elbows, dry cuticles, unruly brows – you name it.
For your lips
Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask
Fans of the Laneige Water Sleeping Mask (basically, anyone who’s tried it even once) will know what to expect of this potent lip mask. Think of it as a fragrant, more nourishing version of Vaseline that comes in a slew of delish berry flavours. It goes on glossy like a balm, seeps into your lips through the night and locks in moisture and active ingredients, so you wake up to a soft, supple pout.
For your hands
Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm
Only once you’ve tried this buttery, no-greasy-residue crème will you fully understand the comforting and healing powers of hand cream. For starters, it won't wash off and secondly, the heavenly mandarin, cedar and rosemary scent will make you feel zen, like you would on a spiritual mountain trek.
For acne-prone skin
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Mat Face Moisturizer
While it might seem counterintuitive, acne-prone skin can get dry too – and it’s not very pleasant. If you're dealing with this sort of double trouble, ditch the emollients and occlusives, and stick to humectants to make up for that hydration. This oil and fragrance-free moisturiser is enriched with glycerin (a humectant that sucks up water) and pairs well with acne medication as well.
For sun protection
Murad City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50
Do you have to wear sunscreen when you can’t really see the sun on cold days? Absolutely, especially a broad-spectrum formula to protect your skin from invisible UVA and UVB rays. This zinc oxide and titanium dioxide-infused mineral sunscreen is particularly great because it’s creamy, absorbs quickly It has a slight pinkish tint so you don’t have to worry about an ashy white cast. It could also double up as a primer.