Make the Switch: Beauty Products to Swap Out for the Winter

When the temperature begins to drop, make sure to stock up on the right beauty products in order to cope with the weather. Swapping certain products and making some minor changes can actually make a big difference.

Skincare

If you only make one change to your usual beauty routine, try out a new face wash. It’s always important to moisturize after washing your face, but try using a creamy cleanser as opposed to a foaming one. These creamy washes won’t dry out your skin like other foaming cleansers tend to do. There is no better way to keep your skin glowing in the winter than starting with a fresh, hydrated base.

Try this cleanser from Ulta!

Hair

Even if you don’t have super dry hair to begin with, it’s crucial to make sure you use a moisturizing shampoo/conditioner in the winter weather. This will help to fight dryness while, at the same time, prevent one of the worst side effects of this season: static. In addition to shampoo and conditioner, try out a hydrating hair mask. There are plenty of affordable masks you can pick up at the local drugstore, or you can even make one at home! This will help fight against frizz and breakage as well.

We recommend using this shampoo from Sephora and this mask from Ulta.

Body

As odd as it sounds, when it comes to body wash during the winter, sometimes less is more. Try not to over suds every time you shower, use just enough to get clean. Using too much cleanser will actually dry out your skin, so make sure when you do use body wash, it’s one that’s super hydrating. It also wouldn’t hurt to use an exfoliating scrub a few times a week to get rid of any dry patches or flaky skin.

Click on the link above to check out our favorite!

Lips

It’s obvious to say that lip balms and chapsticks are necessities during the colder months, but there’s more you can do to keep your lips moisturized while still rocking your favorite color. Swap out your everyday lipstick for one with a super smooth soothing formula (like this one from Sephora). Before applying any color to your lips, make sure you exfoliate! Nothing will ruin a perfect pout like dry skin underneath your lipstick.

Foundation

Still want face coverage without drying out your skin? Swap out your heavy foundation for a tinted moisturizer. Find one the same shade as your foundation, and you’ve got that same even look with added dewiness and hydration. Try to stay away from heavy powders that may dry up on your face throughout the day. Instead, stick with light translucent setting powders to keep makeup in place.

Eyes

Believe it or not, mascara is something that should be switched up during the dry, windy weather as well. To keep your eyelashes from clumping and running when your eyes water, snag a waterproof mascara. Along with the waterproof part, these mascaras hold curl and length especially well.

Switch up your daily routine with some of these weather-proof products and say goodbye to dry skin, frizzy hair and chapped lips!