Ole Man Winter is nipping at your nose, but did you know he is also nipping at the skin? That's right the season for dry, parched, scaly skin is amongst us! Add that to many who unknowingly can make it worse by wearing bulky sweaters, taking long hot showers, enjoying the indoor heat, and you've created a snowball effect for your skin. But no worries, as you can tell Ole Man Winter to buzz off with these Winter Skincare Tips.
Exfoliate Without Overdoing It
Exfoliating is a great way to get rid of those dry, flaky skin cells just sitting on the skin, but you need to be careful. Believe it or not, you can over-exfoliate and disrupt your skin barrier, especially if you are mixing different exfoliants, which can leave your skin irritated, even red, with acne inflammation.
Instead, you want to aim to use an exfoliant that is safe enough to use on your skin daily but can still get the job done, and our Everyday But Sunday Facial Peel is here to the rescue, just ask Influencer, Janet from perkiperkins85. She love's the hydrating effects of hyaluronic acid and the potent protection of antioxidants! They are just what her Winter skin needs to help battle her acne and dry flaky skin!
Layer Your Skincare
When it comes to boosting hydration, you want to make sure you are layering your skincare correctly. The key is to start with the highly concentrated products first (a serum) to penetrate deeper into the skin and seal with a cream.
- Eye Cream
Give Your Eyes Some Love
The skin around the eyes is so bad this time of year. You see, the skin in this area is thinner than other parts of the body, making it more challenging to absorb moisture. And of course, it is the first area to show any imperfections, like dryness from dehydrated skin, which also ages you. So why not show your eyes some TLC with an intense infusing eye cream to free your eyes from those Winter woes!
Switch Out Your Cleanser In The Winter
Dry winter skin doesn't just come from the cold outdoors. It also comes from dry indoor heat that zaps the moisture from the air and your skin. Hence you want to swap out that gel or any alcohol-based cleanser for a gentle foaming wash. Rejuvenating dry Winter skin starts with a mild cleanser with moisturizing ingredients built-in, like our Priming Cleanser.
This product contains
- Exfoliating fruit extracts to soften dead skin cells.
- Antioxidants including Vitamin C and green tea to protect the delicate new skin below.
- Therapeutic oil, Vitamin E, Full-spectrum oil, orange and lemon extracts for therapeutic effects.
Fend Off Dry Winter Dryness With An Infusing Hydrator
Fend off cold-weather dryness and dehydration with a potent antioxidant-infused moisturizer; that utilizes a combination of nourishing vitamins and vital therapeutic oils to rehydrate, soften, and improve moisture retention.
Peptides and hydrating hyaluronic acid are a must to protect the skin's barrier, which is often broken down in the Winter—using a luxuriously emollient cream that does it all like our Infusing Hydrator will directly treat the skin's outermost layer, counteracting the damage.
Do Not Take Hot, Steamy Showers
WHAT??? Yep, you read correctly; we said avoid hot showers. You see, taking a hot shower, while it may feel nice, is not so nice for the skin as hot water during the Wintery months dries out the skin as it can strip your skin of essential oils. Hot showers can also damage the skin's surface, leading to more severe skin conditions and inflammation.
The solution: Try to shower in warm water and limit your showering time to 10 minutes, just enough to clean the dirty parts. Pat dry, don't rub-dry!
Your Favorite Winter Sweater Can Be Damaging Your Skin
Yep, we know another what, but scratchy fibers like wool can aggravate your skin, leaving it itchy and irritated.
The solution: Wear a cotton shirt under that wool cardigan or sweater to protect your skin from wool fibers.
Use A Humidifier To Treat Dry Winter Skin
A humidifier can be your skin's BFF! While most may think the cold air outside is damaging to the skin, indoor heat is also a culprit. Whether indoor heat or the cold, dry winter air, both will strip the moisture from the air and your skin. A humidifier is a perfect solution for adding moisture back into the air and your skin.
Eat Your Way To Healthy Skin
Keeping your skin nourished and hydrated is more than just using fantastic skincare products, as what you put in your body is also essential.
For our skin to maintain moisture and stay hydrated, it needs healthy levels of water, antioxidants, vitamins, oils, and other nutrients. The expression you are what you have never been more real when it comes to the skin's health.
A delicious smoothie made with fruits and vegetables is an excellent food option for a healthy Winter complexion and the best way to hydrate your skin from the inside. Furthermore, fruits and vegetables contain antioxidants and vitamins that can help stimulate collagen production and encourage cellular turnover, keeping the skin plump and youthful.
Author: Barbie Ritzman