So the colder temps, frigid winds and harsh dry air are definitely upon us, and it’s only a matter of time until the effects of winter start showing on your skin. Yes, as luck would have it, not only is winter time tough on our emotions and our social calendar, it also wreaks havoc on our skin. With low levels of humidity in the air, combined with the dry air pumping out of the heater in your home, causes the moisture in your skin to evaporate more quickly, leaving behind that dry, rough, even itchy winter skin.
It’s not all bad news, however! You don’t need to radically overhaul your entire skincare routine in order to stay fresh, moisturized and glowing this winter. Read on for the top tips from our Skincare Winter Guide. We’ll keep it simple and winterize your routine so you can ditch the dry skin worries.
Tips for Beating Dry, Winter Skin
Watch that Water Intake
You know I have to say it! Just because the temperature is down and you aren’t sweating like you do in the summer months doesn’t mean you can slack on your hydration game! Keep your skin moisturized from within no matter the time of year.
Change up your Cleanser
You already cleanse your skin everyday, (right?!) so we’re not adding a new step to your routine, but it could be time to switch up your facial cleanser for something a little more winter-friendly. Opt for a product that will wash away makeup and debris without striping your winter skin of it’s natural moisture. Look for a cream-based cleanser that moisturizes as well as cleanses.
Keep your Moisturizer Handy
I can’t stress it enough: your skin needs a little extra-hydrating love and attention this season. Post cleanser, make sure you’re using a daily moisturizer that rejuvenates and protects skin while also locking in moisture.
Show your Lips some Love
Your lips deserve the same love and care that you show your skin – they can easily dry out, or worse, become painfully chapped. Keep a regular daily lip balm in your purse (or, if you’re like me – in your car, your desk, your gym bag, your room and your purse) for easy access. Or, for a little more intense moisture, try an overnight balm to deeply restore hydration while you sleep.
Try a Dermal Infusion Ultra Hydrating Serum Treatment
A routine exfoliating treatment is necessary to gently scrub away dead skin cells and other impurities so they don’t become trapped in your skin and lead to breakouts, and this treatment does all that and more! This skin resurfacing treatment exfoliates, extracts and then infuses hydrating serum deep into the skin to treat not only rough, dry, winter skin but also treat hyperpigmentation issues, sun damage, aging skin with fine lines and wrinkles and even acne prone skin.
The harsh winter temperatures coupled with dry indoor heat can be a drain on your skin’s moisture levels, which means now more than ever it is imperative that your skincare routine includes extra moisturizing and hydration. Follow the tips above to keep your skin looking and feeling hydrated and glowing all winter long!