Ten Skincare and Beauty Must-Haves for Winter 2023
It’s that time of the year again: Late nights studying or hanging out with friends is ruining your sleep schedule, the wind tunnels between the high rises are doing a number on your skin, and your New Year’s resolution to drink more water has been unsuccessful, to say the least. Clearly, winter on the East Coast is not the most pleasant, especially for your skin. As campus life picks up and midterm season approaches, it is important to take a step back and take care of yourself — especially in these cold winter months. So, here are The WALK’s winter 2023 favorites for healthy and nourished skin.
As the weather outdoors gets harsher and the heaters inside turn on full blast, it can be hard for your skin barrier to catch a break. One winter must-have is a thicker moisturizer for your face and hands. Dermatologists recommend CeraVe’s Moisturizing Cream for softer, smoother skin.
If heavier moisturizers aren’t for you, check out The Ordinary’s best-selling hydrating serum for an extra boost! But remember, hyaluronic acid can actually dehydrate your skin when the air is dry, so be sure to still follow up with a light moisturizer to seal the hydration in.
Cleansers are a staple in any skincare routine. But dry skin is more sensitive than normal skin, so it is important to avoid harsh chemicals. Check out this gentle cleanser by La Roche-Posay, perfect for unclogging your pores for clean, glowing skin.
Neutrogena is another great brand for dehydrated, sensitive skin. Its Hydro Boost line in particular boasts the ability to replenish the driest skin for a fresh, dewy look.
Did you know that the skin on your lips is the most sensitive skin on your body? Not to mention how irritating chapped lips can feel. If you are feeling fancy, opt for this Dior lip oil, which promises hydration as well as a glossy finish in a multitude of colors. Otherwise, nothing beats Aquaphor to lock moisture in. Pro tip: Wet your lips first so that the gel seals in the hydration (or else your lips might get more chapped in the long run).
Just because it’s winter does not mean you don’t have to wear sunscreen! While it’s not the most thrilling product here, dermatologists warn against a false sense of security simply because it’s not as warm outside. In fact, UV radiation is especially strong in the winter because the ozone layer is more depleted, and snow reflects and actually increases the intensity of UV rays. So, in order to protect your skin, try a broad-spectrum, moisturizing facial sunscreen.
Switching gears here, cold weather is no excuse to not look cute! You might just make comfort and convenience your top priorities while doing so. Here are a few low-effort makeup products for that extra boost of self-confidence.
If you have not yet heard of Selena Gomez’s Rare Beauty blush, you are missing out. We are obsessed with how easily it glides onto the skin and blends in seconds. Each shade is super pigmented, so a little goes a long way (and you definitely get your money’s worth!).
Now that we are fully back into the swing of things from winter break, parties and late night cram sessions may be throwing your sleep schedule out of whack. To beat the inevitable dark circles, check out TULA Skincare’s brightening eye balm for a more refreshing morning after.
Another easy way to look more awake and fight winter dullness is to use a cream highlighter. Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty has just the thing to brighten up your complexion and add a little bit of sparkle.
That’s it from us for now! Let us know if you have any hero products or skin care practices to share. That said, we hope this winter 2023 skincare and beauty capsule helps you find some fun inspiration and reminds you to take care of yourself during the harsher months.
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