Taking care of your skin during the winter is important because cold temperatures, harsh winds, and indoor heating can be tough on your skin. Here are some tips on how to keep your skin healthy and well-moisturized during the winter season:
Staying hydrated is key during winter. Drink enough water, and use thicker moisturizers with actives such as ceramides to keep your skin soft and supple.
Even though the sun may not be as strong in the winter, it’s still important to use sunscreen, especially if you’re in snowy areas where UV rays can reflect off the snow and harm your skin.
We always recommend a double cleanse but as a bare minimum, use a gentle cleanser to avoid stripping your skin of its natural oils. Avoid very hot water, as it can dry out the skin.
Gently exfoliate your skin once or twice a week to remove dead skin cells and promote cell turnover. This will help your skincare products penetrate better.
Use a humidifier in your home to maintain indoor moisture. This will prevent the dry air from heating systems from drying out your skin.
Even though it could be exactly what you want, is better to avoid Long, Hot Baths: Long, hot baths can dry out your skin. Opt for warm showers and avoid staying in the water for too long.
Consume foods rich in antioxidants, such as fruits and vegetables, to support healthy skin. Omega-3 fatty acids found in fatty fish and nuts are also beneficial and mirror those principles in your skincare.
Apply a moisturizing lip balm to prevent dryness and chapping of the lips.
Maintain a good skincare routine and stick to it. A skincare routine that includes cleansing, toning, moisturizing, and sunscreen must include a good dose of antioxidants. It is also a great idea to start using an oil based serum with bakuchiol and prickle pear extract, that has very high levels of vitamin E.
In any case, remember that the choice of skincare products should be tailored to your specific skin type. If you have sensitive skin or specific skin conditions, such as eczema or acne, it’s advisable to consult a dermatologist for personalized recommendations.