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How to Make a Winter Skin Care Routine, By Skin Type

Colder temps, new routine.
November 11, 2022
Winter Skin Care Routine By Skin Type


When you think of the winter season, icy makeup looks, holiday cheer and gorgeous snow falls instantly come to mind. But while the chilly temps do come with a lot of positives, there may be some things that you aren’t looking forward to. One of those things is likely the low humidity that leads to dry skin, and when coupled with the use of moisture-sucking heaters, you may come across winter related dryness that can be difficult to manage.

The idea of dry skin can be scary, but it’s something that you can tackle like a pro. All you have to do is maintain a solid winter skin care regimen that includes a gentle facial cleanser, hydrating moisturizer, and other essentials to keep your skin in its best condition. Ahead, we’re sharing the best winter skin care tips for each skin type.

The Best Winter Skin Care Routine For Oily Skin

If you’re dealing with oily skin, you’ll have to take a different approach with your regimen to beat the winter chill. Follow our step-by-step routine below to take back control of your skin.

1. Reach For a Cleanser

Since dry winter air can be harsh on anyone’s skin, a gentle facial cleanser, like the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Radiant Smoothing Cream Cleanser, is a solid place to start. This offering is formulated with vitamin C and salicylic acid to nourish skin and boost radiance while gently exfoliating and removing all traces of impurities and makeup. 

2. Exfoliation Time

Using a face scrub is another excellent way to show your oily skin some love during the winter, as this beauty staple will come in handy to remove dead skin cell buildup that can cause your complexion to look dull. Try the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Resurface & Energize Kona Coffee Scrub, which is formulated with coffee grounds and pure sugars, and removes impurities while polishing away dull skin.

Use wet fingers to smooth a small amount onto clean, dry skin, avoiding your eye area. Gently massage the product over your face. Rinse with water, and pat dry. Do this step about once or twice a week.

3. Moisturize Your Face

Last but certainly not least, you need to add moisturizer into the mix. You may think that oily skin can pass on extra hydration, but it’s actually a necessity. You may find that skipping out on this offering can cause a loss of moisture and an increase in oil production that can leave you looking overly shiny. Try the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Micro Hyaluronic acid + Ceramides line-plumping water cream for hydration and replumping.

The Best Winter Skin Care Routine For Combination Skin

The key to handling combination skin like a pro is all about balance. Here’s everything you need to know to keep your face in shape.

1. Cleanse Your Skin the Right Way

If you have this skin type, you may notice that your T-zone (the central part of your face, including your forehead, nose, and chin) is oilier than your cheeks, which can run on the dry side. To combat this, use the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift 3.5% Glycolic Acid Cleanser, which use glycolic acid to gently resurface while the aloe extract soothes the skin.

2. Bring on the Exfoliating

You can also try exfoliating to help deal with winter-related dullness. Try the L'Oréal Paris Revitalift 10% Pure Glycolic Acid Serum, which is formulated with 10% pure glycolic acid to even skin tone and reduce dark spots

3. Say Hello to Moisture

You’ll want to keep your skin hydrated in the colder weather. Try the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Power Anti-Aging Overnight Mask to provide your skin with long-lasting hydration while also reducing wrinkles, and brightening the skin.
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The Best Winter Skin Care Routine For Dry Skin

For those tackling dry skin, keep this routine in mind to help your face look and feel its best.

1. Grab a Nourishing Cleanser

When it comes to facial cleanser, you’ll want to steer clear of foaming face washes since they have the potential to dry out your skin. Instead, use a gentle cream one that hydrates and soothes, like the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Nourishing Cream Cleanser. It’s formulated with replenishing oils that gently remove traces of makeup and cleanse your skin without overdrying.

2. Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate

Next, you’ll want to add some exfoliation into the mix to keep dead skin cells at bay. Reach for the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives 5 Percent Glycolic Acid Peeling Toner,. It is glycolic acid to give your skin a proper exfoliation, while aloe hydrates. Use wet fingers to smooth a small amount onto your face. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water and pat dry.

3. Seal The Deal With Moisturizer

Extra dry skin has a fragile skin moisture barrier that can easily be damaged by external factors like pollution and UV rays. In turn, your skin can lose its ability to retain moisture and become easily dehydrated. Start with the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives 1.5% Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum to hydrate and plump skin, then top it with a moisturizer like the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect, which is formulated with a patented antioxidant and vitamin E.

The Best Winter Skin Care Routine For Sensitive Skin

When it comes to sensitive skin, you need to be careful with the products you use. After all, one wrong move can wreak havoc on your complexion. Below, find a simple regimen to help you get the ball rolling.

1. Pick Up A Gentle Cleanser

Start by cleansing your skin with lukewarm water and a facial cleanser suitable for sensitive skin like the L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser Waterproof - All Skin Types. It’s free of soap, alcohol, oil, and helps you avoid harsh rubbing.

2. Gently Exfoliate

Sensitive skin types can exfoliate, but be sure to use a gentle, liquid exfoliator, and you’re going to want to use it no more than twice a week. The L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives 10% Pure Glycolic Acid Serum has aloe in it which will calm your sensitive skin as you exfoliate.

3. Hydrate Your Skin

As far as moisturizer goes, you’ll also need to find one that complements sensitive skin perfectly. Reach for the L’Oréal Paris Collagen Moisture Filler Facial Day Cream, which can restore the skin’s cushion and bounce. 

The Best Winter Skin Care Routine For Mature Skin

Mature skin will benefit from hydrating ingredients and anti-aging products. Consider our regimen below to help maintain a healthy-looking visage.

1. Cleanse The Surface Of Your Skin

Look for a gentle yet powerful cleanser like the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Cream Cleanser. This pick lifts dirt, makeup, and debris without drying out the skin.

2. Use a Treatment

The L’Oréal Paris Revitalift 12% Pure Vitamin C + E + Salicylic Acid Serum will combat uneven skin tone, and soften the look of pores and lines with its powerful combination of pure vitamin C, vitamin E, and salicylic acid.

3. Moisturize

After your serum, you’ll need to hydrate. This also means using an option that can provide long-lasting moisture like the L’Oréal Paris Wrinkle Expert 55+ Moisturizer, which is formulated with calcium and works to strengthen thinning skin and improve smoothness for a more youthful appearance.

Next: The Best Moisturizers for Every Skin Type

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