How to protect your aging skin in the winter

November 2, 2017 Published by
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As women over 50 we already have to take extra care of our hair and skin, but winter conditions can make it even more of a struggle to maintain healthy hair and skin. The weather turns cold and dry and makes it a challenge to retain moisture. So what should we be paying attention to and what can we do to keep hair and skin healthy throughout the season?

Moisturize moisturize moisturize

Apply a moisturizer twice a day at minimum to keep from drying out. oil -based products may retain more moisture. Your skin already produces less oil as you age so we older women are hit with a double whammy when it’s dry in the winter. I love La Mer products ( you can buy their Crème de la Mer here for $85 at Bloomingdale’s), but there are other great brands out there to try. Here are some best sellers:  

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream- Buy it here: $27.50 at Bloomingdale’s 

Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream – Buy it here: $60 at Dermastore 

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration – Buy it here: $30 at Sephora

Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Face Butter – Buy it here: $40 at Sephora

You still need sunscreen

It doesn’t even seem fair darlings that the sun in the winter is just as damaging as the sun in the summer! It isn’t even warm out! But still just because you aren’t under a hot sun doesn’t mean you don’t need to protect yourself from winter rays.

Watch your hands

The skin on your hands is thinner than other parts of your body and has less oil glands causing them to dry out faster.

KOPARI Coconut Balm –  Buy it here: $32 at QVC 

L’Occitane Hand Creams Buy it here: $12 – $29 at Sephora

Kate Somerville Dry Skin Saver Buy it here: $48 at Nordstrom

Avoid alcohol( in your products)

Avoid alcohol use on your skin and instead use cleansing creams or mild foaming cleansers. Use a hydrating mask instead of a clay-based mask. Avoid alcohol in hair products as well, do whatever you can to maintain natural oils in your hair. If you can do this without looking greasy don’t shampoo as much.

Fresh Rose Hydrating Eye Gel Cream – Buy it here: $41 at Barney’s New York 

Caudalie Gentle Cleansing Milk – Buy it here: $28 at Nordstrom

JART+Water Replenishment Cotton Sheet Mask – Buy it here: $7.50 at Sephora

Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief – Buy it here: $19 at Ulta 

Drinking water is good but it doesn’t help your skin

Drinking more water won’t rehydrate your skin. If you’ve heard it before it’s just a myth. Drinking more water can help improve your overall health though so of course continue to drink water!

Your environment matters

It’s so cozy by the fireplace, but that fireplace is also reducing humidity in your room. So don’t get too close, but also invest in a humidifier to ensure your environment isn’t drying you out too much. Also those hot showers seem nice in the winter, but those will also dry you out. Take only warm showers, pat dry, and moisturize immediately!!!

As the temperature continues to drop the air will get dryer so remember these tips and take care of yourself, darlings! If you have any products that really work for you please share in the comments!

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6 Comments

  • Susan says:

    The best body lotion is made by Biotherm.
    The very, very best hand cream is made by Biotherm.
    I buy mine on line from where I can.
    I promise they have the best products.
    Susan

  • Maureen says:

    Regarding the recommended moisturizers, would you know if any of them have a scent. Am allergic to most scents, thus my query. TIA ..

    • Susan "Honey" Good says:

      Hi Maureen, I very rarely recommend anything with a scent as most people have issues and they are not highly recommended for people with sensitive skin. Anything with a natural oil could have a bit of a scent though.

    • Susan "Honey" Good says:

      I really do not know. I wish I could help you on this. You can ask the manufacturer or possibly Google the product and ask. Warmly, Honey

  • Jill says:

    Question: if drinking water doesn’t hydrate my skin, how is it that with enough water consumption, my lips govfrom cracked and dry to nice and plump??

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