How to Keep Your Skin Hydrated in Winter

Winter is under way! With the key ingredients in the latest formulas, your skincare routine will be able to keep up with the sudden drop in temperature. Here’s how to maintain hydrated skin throughout the cold-weather months.

Winter certainly has its perks (hot chocolate, anyone?), but the cold weather can be a downer for your skin. As temperatures dip, so do humidity levels in the air, which can leave skin at a disadvantage. The ability to lock in moisture is vital for healthy, plump and smooth skin. It’s easier at a younger age, when skin abounds with collagen, elastin and natural moisturizing factors. As we get older, those elements naturally diminish making it necessary to treat skin and stay on top of moisture levels. Left untended in the winter, skin of all ages can be prone to dryness, which can intensify fine lines, wrinkles and a rough texture. So, the big question is this: How can we prevent dry skin? Thankfully, there’s a simple strategy for getting the best winter skincare that will keep skin hydrated and revitalized. Once you know which ingredient to look for (spoiler alert: hyaluronic acid) and which formulas to favour (skincare ampoules), you’ll be able to enjoy all the seasonal perks along with soft, smooth skin. Say hello to hydrating skincare!

Invest in the right ingredient

Choosing hard-working ingredients is the first step to maintaining hydrated skin. Hyaluronic acid, the star in L’Oréal Paris Triple Power LZR 7-Day Treatment Replumping Ampoules, tops the list of ingredients that dermatologists and skin pros rely on again and again to treat dry skin. Hyaluronic acid, commonly referred to as HA, is a compound that actually naturally occurs in our epidermis. Biologically, it does a lot to contribute to a hydrated texture, but over time, internal levels of hyaluronic acid deplete. Hyaluronic acid’s biggest claim to fame is that it can hold one thousand times its weight in water. When applied topically to the epidermis, hyaluronic acid helps prevent dry skin by attracting and retaining moisture wherever it goes. The hyaluronic-acid blend in each ampoule is one of the dry-skin savers that earns points for not only delivering immediate plumping and smoothing but also providing long-lasting hydration. This is a week-long treatment for use day and night, but you’ll notice a smoother, more nourished complexion on day one. And seven days later, wrinkles will also be visibly reduced.

Find the right formula

Whether it’s a tight feeling or deeper-looking wrinkles or scaly patches, dry skin can present itself in a few different ways on the upper layer of our skin. Using a nourishing cream that can create a barrier to the winter elements can help (more on that in a bit!), but for long-lasting hydration, it’s also important to use formulas that can reach the deeper layers of the epidermis. L’Oréal Paris Triple Power LZR 7-Day Treatment Replumping Ampoules contain an easily absorbed liquid, with 1.9% pure hyaluronic acid, that is able to penetrate into skin. Used twice daily, the intensely active formula—the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid in a treatment—is safe for sensitive skin and free of parabens, mineral oil, colourants and fragrance. Wondering how to use skincare ampoules? Simply tap the top and then, holding the contoured neck between your thumb and forefinger, snap it open using gentle pressure. Pour the hyaluronic acid mix into your palms before massaging it into your face, neck and décolleté. Invert the top and use it as a plug to store the vial until you apply it again in the P.M.

Launch a long-term relationship

The best way to deal with dry skin is not to let it become too dried out in the first place. Being consistent with the best winter skincare routine day and night will help skin stay in a hydrated, happy place. Use a gentle cleanser, such as L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Face Cleanser. Loaded with the humectant glycerine and the derm-loved antioxidant vitamin C, it delicately sweeps away dirt and makeup while leaving skin refreshed, softened and brightened. After cleansing, crack open one of the L’Oréal Paris Triple Power LZR 7-Day Treatment Replumping Ampoules. After you’ve massaged the hyaluronic-acid-rich contents into your skin, it’s time for the finishing touch: a reparative and nourishing face cream. Revitalift Triple Power LZR Day Cream Fragrance-Free is ideal on its own or under makeup. In addition to hyaluronic acid, it’s blended with pro-retinol and vitamin C to help reduce wrinkles and firm and enhance radiance. And just like that—you’ve got a winter skincare routine that supports hydrated skin 24/7.