The winter months are upon us, and while you may enjoy the snowfall, a warm, cozy fire, and all of the holiday festivities to come, your skin may not react as well to the cold weather. The cold temperatures can be tough on your skin. Cold temperatures mean low humidity which dries out your skin. Bitter cold winds can also strip moisture from the exposed skin. As a result of cold weather, many people find their skin to be rough, red, tightened, cracked, or peeling due to dryness during the winter months.
Since cold temps can be harsh on your skin, it’s critical that you take proper care of your skin during the winter months. Consider incorporating some of these products into your skincare routine this winter to keep your skin looking healthy and moisturized.
Coconut oil is a great, natural beauty product that works well to remove makeup without drying out your skin. Coconut oil also works great as a regular moisturizer. During the winter months when you really need that extra hydration, coconut oil is your secret weapon.
Another essential moisturizing product we recommend incorporating into your routine is a lotion with hyaluronic acid in it. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring polysaccharide found in the human body. It acts as a cushioning and lubrication agent for joints, nerves, hair, skin, and eyes. Our ability to produce hyaluronic acid declines with age, which can lead to increased dryness and signs of aging. Using a moisturizer with hyaluronic acid moisturizes your skin, and it provides the benefit of being an anti-aging product as well.
No one likes to have dry lips, and during the winter, your lips may feel dry along with the rest of your skin. That’s why it’s important to exfoliate and hydrate your lips during the colder months to avoid dryness and chapping. Incorporating an exfoliant and a moisturizing lip balm into your everyday routine is critical during the winter. Look for ingredients like lanolin, beeswax, and shea butter or cocoa butter. These are all great moisturizers that won’t cause dryness.
In addition to incorporating high-quality products into your skincare routine, following these tips will also help you to avoid dry skin in the winter:
- Keep wash water cool; hot water dries your skin out
- Avoid alcohol-based skin care products
- Don’t use harsh soap; instead, opt for mild, fragrance-free cleansers
- Limit exfoliation to once a week (if at all) to avoid irritating your skin
- Use hydrating masks
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