At low temperatures we get our “cold weather” skin. It’s flaky and itchy – and it’s here for at least a couple of months. We’ve got ourselves a real battle ahead trying to save what was not so long ago our comfortable, pretty skin.
As skin professionals, we have some great tips for adjusting your winter skincare routine to the weather.
Use creams, not lotions: We know it’s a shame to throw away a perfectly good moisturizing lotion, but it’s really the only way. Lotions are less moisturizing than creams, and your skin needs al the help it can get. Remember that Oily skin gets dried out, too, so take good care of your skin. Apply your moisturizer a few times a day.
Moisturize right after you shower: this will lock in the moisture and prevent your skin from getting dehydrated.
Add moisture to your cleansing routine: Use mild enough soaps that won’t strip your skin as they clean it. Avoid gritty scrubs both for your face and for your body and do not overscrub: You should also prefer washing with your hands and give up washcloths.
Avoid ingredients that may irritate the skin: Different soap ingredients (like perfume) may be drying. Switch to unscented soaps.
Avoid hot water: Lukewarm showers and baths are less drying to your skin.
May we all have a great-skin winter!