Winter and dry skin are almost synonymous. It’s essentially a given that at some point during the cold months you’ll look in the mirror or down at your hands and notice all the signs: dull, tight, flakey, dry or inflamed skin. But as stubborn and unrelenting as winter dryness can often feel, there are very real, very accessible and very easy solutions to replenish hydration and prevent parched skin from ever returning.
Besides the almost intolerable discomfort of extremely dry skin (and the cracking, sensitivity and irritability that usually accompanies it), there are some damages- if left without intervention- that can’t always be entirely reversed. For example, neglected dry can skin precede permanent conditions, like eczema or chronic skin sensitivity.
The older we get, the more susceptible our skin becomes to moisture loss, and in conjunction with other the effects aging has on our skin- decreased cell renewal, less natural production of oils- this dryness can increase the aging process, intensifying fine lines and wrinkles, decreasing collagen levels and diminishing skin elasticity.
Basically, it’s not worth neglecting, especially when the solutions are so easy! And we’re making it even easier with this comprehensive list of must-have winter moisture rejuvenators! Curated by SHEN's expert estheticians, these are the products you can trust.
For the Face:
In one simple step, this facial cleanser gently cleanses and lifts impurities and removes makeup, while mildly exfoliating the skin. Endowed with deeply moisturizing humectants, this cleanser leaves the skin with soft, hydrated finish. Remarkable for combatting winter dryness.
This five-minute magic peel uses willow bark and eight natural acids to exfoliate dull and dry skin to help brighten and refine while the naturally polishing bamboo powder and berry seeds buffs the skin for a smooth, soft finish. The antioxidant-rich huckleberry nourishes the skin for an immediate, youthful glow.
This revolutionary serum reduces visible signs of aging, discoloration, lines, unevenness and laxity that are a result of disordered and destabilized epidermal cells. IDEO acts like a cell re-programmer, helping cells regain their youth memory, relearn youthful behavior and resolve their underlying age issues in the process.
For the Body:
A universal skin salve for exceptionally dry, rough & unhappy skin. Transforms uncomfortable and damaging dehydration to completely re-conditioned, nourished, deeply hydrated & silky skin. A great go-to for those stubborn dry patches that can’t seem to recover!
A blend of powerful plant extracts, including Shea Butter, Avocado Oil, Rose Oil and Mandarin Oil, create firmer looking skin where you need it most. This luxuriously whipped body butter leaves the skin looking
sculpted, smoother and more hydrated. Two birds, one stone. Replenish and firm at once, leaving the skin deeply nourished, moisturized and youthful.