It feels like our skin can’t catch a break during winter. Outside, biting cold and fierce winds turn it raw and irritated. Inside, artificial heat zaps moisture, leaving it dry and thirsty. Even the elements that make winter charming––like a roaring fire or hot comforting shower on a chilly day––can strip skin and lead to dryness.
It’s not all bleak, though. The good news is, it’s easy to keep skin moist and supple simply by tweaking your daily routine and using the right winter skin care products.
Tips for Glowing Skin in The Winter
Here, we’ve put together winter skin care tips that defy the elements to keep you smooth and glowing all season.
When the humidity drops, that’s your cue to up the moisture in your winter skin care routine. Cream-based moisturizers are most effective for locking in hydration, and the best time to apply them is when you’re right out of the shower.
When adjusting your skin care for winter, keep in mind that some areas of your body will need an added dose of hydration. Your lips, for example, do not produce natural oils, so they need extra moisture.
Use Lukewarm Water
While a hot bath or steamy shower is always tempting, your skin will be happier with lukewarm water. Hot water can exacerbate dryness. For optimal skin care in winter, we recommend a skin-friendly temperature of 98.6°. This goes for washing your hands and face, too.
Go for a Facial
Facials are a year-round treat for your skin, but when winter and skin seem to be at odds, they can actually be a crucial step in your routine. Find one that’s tailored to meet your skin’s unique needs while also targeting dryness and dullness brought on by chilly weather.
Make Sunscreen a Daily Habit
We often associate UVB rays with sunny days, but they’re also present when the forecast calls for clouds. Even though the rays aren’t quite as strong, they can still lead to dry skin in winter and even redness.
Sunscreen is arguably the most important skin care ingredient if you want to reduce signs of aging. Make it a daily ritual to apply broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher. Layer it on top of your moisturizer and before your foundation or BB cream. This one simple step makes a major difference in protecting your skin year-round.
Key Ingredients in Winter Skincare
Look to these hard-working winter skincare ingredients to rescue skin from chilly temps and drying artificial heat. Vitamin-rich formulas will bring back your glow and gently exfoliate away flaky skin. Here’s your starting lineup:
Micro Algae Extracts
Wondering how to keep skin hydrated in winter? Say hello to micro algae. It’s a natural alternative to hyaluronic acid and a true hydration hero. A strong humectant, it helps reduce moisture loss and improve skin hydration. It also acts as a natural brightener, gently fading dark spots and hyperpigmentation. It’s gentle enough for sensitive skin, too.
Bum Bum Body Firmeza Oil includes sustainably sourced microalgae and is packed with polyunsaturated fatty acids. It not only reduces puffiness, but also stimulates microcirculation.
Meet salicylic acid, a superstar member of the Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) family, and your new bestie if you're dealing with oily skin. It unclogs pores and banishes pesky microbes. It’s also oil-solvent, which means it dissolves oil and separates oily dirt from your pores.
Packed full of BHAs, including salicylic acid, our Bom Dia Body Scrub is a winter skincare hero, instantly retexturizing to deliver smooth, radiant skin.
Brazilians have been using this miracle ingredient for centuries to nourish and heal skin. Coconut oil melts into skin to soften, condition, and moisturize. It’s perfect pampering for harsh winter months.
You can find coconut oil in several of our products, including best-selling Brazilian Bum Bum Cream. Visibly firming and hydrating, this iconic body cream is one of our must-have winter skincare products.
Cacay oil can be a go-to for year-round nourishment. It’s a natural alternative to retinol that’s highly effective in supporting the cellular renewal process. Drawn from the seeds of the cacay tree, it mimics the benefits of retinol without the common skin-irritating side effects.
Infused with cacay oil and vegan collagen, Bejia Flor™ Elasti-Cream is our collagen-boosting*, visibly plumping Body Cream that deeply replenishes skin.
Vitamin C is a crucial ingredient for skin care in winter. It’s chock full of free radical protection, brightens skin, and helps to even skin tone. For a daily dose, try our Bom Dia Bright™ Body Cream which gives smooth, retexturized skin and a healthy glow all the way down to your toes.
Alpha-Hydroxy Acids (or AHAs) are a chemical ingredient that gently exfoliates dead skin cells to reveal a natural glow.
AHAs in a few forms have made their way into Body Care. In fact, Bom Dia Bright™ Clarifying AHA BHA Body Wash is infused with natural, fruit-derived AHAs and helps clarify pores, leaving skin feeling clean, soft, and rejuvenated
Winterizing Your Skin with Sol de Janeiro
With the right winter skincare routine, glowing skin all season is more than attainable. At Sol de Janeiro, we believe in pampering year-round––harsh winter months inluded Our range of Body Care helps moisturize, visibly tighten, brighten, and more for smooth, supple skin.