Winter Is Coming: The Best Winter Skincare Routine to Prep Your Skin

A woman bundled up in a coat and scarf stands out on a cold winter day.

It’s a tried and true fact: Winter weather will do a number on your skin. From dryness to redness and harsh wind and cold, your complexion will face a number of challenges as the seasons change. In order to head off any undesirable winter weather effects, it is key to have a winter skincare routine in place that will help you maintain your glow. Ready to learn what you need for cold-weather skincare?

Why You Need a Winter Skincare Routine

So, what’s all the fuss about when it comes to winterizing your skincare? Maybe you’ve got a regimen down and it’s tempting to just stick with what you know, but using a one-size-fits-all approach to the seasons means you may not be giving your skin what it needs when it needs it. Even those of us with a well-established skincare routine need a little extra boost when it comes to facing winter weather in order to keep common issues like dryness, dullness, and redness at bay (all of these can also exacerbate other skin concerns like acne and signs of aging). With a few key swaps to your existing regimen, we promise that this cold-weather skincare will leave you feeling bright and beautiful inside and out all throughout those long winter months.

Lock in Moisture While You Cleanse

While you may not realize it, washing your face is your first opportunity to replenish your skin’s moisture levels. Your winter skincare routine should feature a creamy cleanser that provides balance for your skin and offers hydrating properties as a nourishing first step. A cleanser like Lait VIP O2 from a luxury skincare brand is a great choice for all skin types, as the milky formula adds softness and cleans excess oil and impurities without stripping away too much of the skin’s natural moisture. Rich in vitamins, this formula is perfect for a variety of skin types—even sensitive and easily irritated skin.

Two bottles of Biologique Recherche’s cold-weather skincare serum.

Build a Base With a Quintessential Serum

For the best winter skincare routine, you’ll want to double up on serums in order to treat dryness and create a barrier against that severe winter weather. First, focus on a quintessential serum that you apply immediately after cleansing. We rely on Serum Amniotique E as a base serum to deliver a first dose of skin-smoothing ingredients. This is another product that is wonderful for all skin types, from sensitive to oily and will help nourish your complexion before moving on to your next steps.

A Moisturizer You Can Count On

When it comes to sealing in that serum, you’ll want a moisturizer that is heavy-duty enough to offer all-day protection against dryness without making skin look greasy. Biologique Recherche’s Creme Hydravit’s is a wonderful choice for your cold-weather skincare, as it helps boost brightness along with promoting moisture—a two-in-one winter product you’ll want to stock up on! It uses thermal algae and yeast extracts to promote a healthy glow, for skin that looks energized, youthful, and fresh as the first day of spring.

Finishing Serums for Cold-Weather Skincare

After you’ve moisturized, you’ll apply your second finishing serum as a part of your winter skincare routine. Bestselling Fluide VIP 02 is a customer favorite from Biologique Recherche for its dehydration defying properties and its nearly miraculous ability to invigorate tired, dull complexions with just a few drops a day, thanks to its unique blend of natural silk extracts.

Up Your Exfoliation Strategy

We’re all familiar with the tight, itchy, flaky skin that can come along with winter weather. In order to keep skin looking youthful and happy, you’ll want to add an exfoliator to your cold weather skin care survival kit to help buff away dead skin cells and promote healthy cell turnover to keep your complexion bright.  That’s where Biologique Recherche’s famous Lotion P50 line comes in. With its signature blend of botanical ingredients, this potent product will exfoliate without the harsh scrubbing and buffing that other products require, all while promoting circulation and ridding your face of dead skin cells and impurities that can make your complexion look lackluster.

Add an Eye Cream

Want everyone to think you’re getting a few extra hours of sleep a night or just returned from a restful spa weekend? Add an eye cream to your cold-weather skincare! Winter is a great time to incorporate an eye cream into your winter weather skincare routine and help keep dark circles at bay, as they can become particularly pronounced during the dim winter months. Creme Contour Des Yeux VIP O2 deploys Marine Elastine Extract to combat bags and under-eye circles and leave you looking rested and bright. it can even be used on chapped lips for an extra skin-soothing treat!

Lock in Moisture With a Mask

While you won’t need to apply a face mask every day as a part of your winter routine, you’ll want to add one in the mix on a weekly basis, or any time you feel your skin is looking a little bit tired and parched. Pamper yourself on chilly winter nights with a mask that will purify and balance your complexion—we adore Biomagic Mask, which is made using white clay and a serious dose of antioxidants for beautiful, brilliant results.

Shop Your Winter Skin Care Routine Online at Ciel Spa

Biologique Recherche is a leading international skincare brand based in France with over four decades of experience in creating luxury skincare products that get results. Shop Biologique Recherche online at Ciel Spa to stock up on all of the products you’ll need to get you through the winter and beyond.