Whether we’d like to admit it or not, proper water consumption is the No. 1 way to combat the dryness our skin tends to experience during colder months. According to P&G Skincare Scientist Dr. Rolanda Wilkerson, low temperatures, humidity levels, winds, and dry indoor heat cause the skin to become cracked, dry, and dull-looking during the winter.
The results of those factors can be disheartening; however, there are some simple ways to combat unwanted change.
Wilkerson informed Glowsly exclusively that our skin lets us know if we’re not drinking enough water. “If your skin is dehydrated, you are dehydrated,” she said. “Water is essential to bring dry skin back to life. It helps improve blood flow in the skin, and skin hydration reflects total body hydration.”
For those who have trouble getting their daily water intake, she recommended getting your hands on a stylish water bottle to encourage you to drink more water. “The Stanley tumbler is the ideal way to get your water intake. OLAY teamed up with the viral water bottle brand to create the ‘Ultimate Thirst Trap’ Kit, which features a limited-edition OLAY x Stanley 40 oz. Adventure Quencher Tumbler,” Wilkerson shared.
Besides water, the skincare professional has many ways to keep your skin hydrated throughout the upcoming dry season. Keep scrolling to see Wilkerson’s answers to some of the most popular questions about transitioning your skincare routine for the winter.
Should skincare change in the winter?
Yes! According to Wilkerson, you should always change your skincare routine for the new season. To do so, she advised evaluating your current products, saying farewell to older products, and discarding anything that has expired.
What’s the best way to create a skincare routine for winter?
“As we transition from summer to the dry fall and winter months, we need to focus on hydration,” Wilkerson shared. “Not only do we need immediate topical hydration to beat the cold and avoid dry skin, but hydration is also important for all your regular products, such as cleansers, serums, eye creams, moisturizers, and SPFs — even though it gets dark at 4:30.”
What skincare products do I need for winter?
Creating a better winter skincare routine starts with taking the ingredients into account. Wilkerson revealed that you should look for products that contain hyaluronic acid and niacinamide to hydrate, lock in that hydration, and strengthen the skin barrier.
She suggested trying the OLAY Hyaluronic + Peptide 24 Gel Moisturizer, the brand’s first gel-based moisturizer, combining hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, and peptides to provide topical hydration.
“It provides long-lasting hydration by penetrating 10 layers deep into the skin’s surface and locking in moisture for long-term skin health benefits,” she explained.
Wilkerson also recommended the OLAY Hyaluronic + Peptide 24 Serum for those with naturally oily skin. “Many products offer hydration but clog pores because of the thickness and heavy [feel]. However, like the gel moisturizer, the serum locks in moisture for radiant skin without those side effects.”
The best part is that both products are under $30, making it easier to switch up your beauty routine for the winter season without breaking the bank.