Winter is officially here, and while the thought of winter activities like skiing and snowboarding have us wishing the snow would fall here sooner rather than later, the cold weather can really do a number on your skin. We’ve compiled the list of products that will do moisturizing marvels to keep your complexion looking healthy and your body hydrated all winter long.
Sheet masks are all the rage right now, and for good reason. You can treat your face to some TLC after hitting the ski slopes (or just after a day out in the cold) with one of MaskerAide’s hydrating masks. UV Rays, wind and extreme cold can leave your skin super dry and flaky, but this mask will moisturize, soothe and heal thanks to aloe, green tea, witch hazel and argan oil. $7.00 at London Drugs.
There’s nothing worse than the dry, chapped lips that usually come with winter. Keep your lips in tip top shape with RoC’s Enydrial Repairing Lip Balm. It claims to reduce lip dryness by up to 44 per cent but we’re not stuck on these numbers. We just love that it keeps dryness at bay so can get back to wearing our favourite lip stains. $7.00 at London Drugs.
These are must-haves as soon as the temperature dips. The best time to apply Bioderma’s Atoderm PP Baume is right after showering. Gently dry off and then apply all over the body to get the optimal moisturizing effects. It’s enriched with moisturizing agents that bind water in the upper layers of the skin and keep it from evaporating – exactly what dehydrated skin needs! $24.99 at London Drugs.
If winter usually leaves your hands and nails dry, cracked and screaming SOS, try Avène’s Cold Cream Hand Cream. They claim the formula will last through 6 hand washings, giving you long-lasting moisture that’s not greasy! $8.99 at London Drugs.
This is the best way to boost your complexion’s hydration and radiance. The formula contains a special Aquagenium biological patent that retrains the skin to activate its natural moisturizing capacities by stimulating water channels in the skin, and retain the water it needs to be balanced. Just what your parched skin needs. Use it alone or before your regular moisturizing cream. Or, add a punch of hydration to your makeup routine by mixing some of this Bioderma Hydrabio Sérum into your foundation and then applying all over! $35.00 at London Drugs.
Contributor: Angela Joyce
After an embarrassing amount of time spent watching beauty vlogs, and an equally embarrassing amount of money spent on products, Angela now gives Style.ca her two-cents on the beauty brands that actually measure up. Angela is an outdoor adventurer and extreme skier based in Calgary. She works as a PR Consultant at White Rabbit Communications specializing in retail and lifestyle brands.