Winter skincare can be tricky. Especially since you’ve likely just figured out what your skin needs to thrive in warmer weather. The cold, clear days of winter can bring more than just a rosy glow to the cheeks. They can also bring uncomfortable dryness to the skin. For some people, the problem is worse than just a general tight, dry feeling. Skin can become so dry it results in flaking and cracking, sometimes painfully. As soon as you turn the heat on indoors, the skin starts to dry out. But don’t worry! There are things you can do to help avoid excessive dryness & we’ve pulled together 5 easy tips to protect your skin from the winter’s elements. Adjusting your skincare routine this season will insure that your skin stays healthy during the winter months.
Here are our Top 5 Winter Skincare Tips to help keep your skin glowing this season:
1). Consider enlisting the aid of a skin care expert. Skincare professionals can help guide you through your skin’s unique needs during each season. An esthetician or dermatologist can analyze your skin type, and troubleshoot your current skincare regimen. Consider their advice as a worthwhile investment in your skin.
2). Make sure you are using the right moisturizer for the winter season. You may have found a moisturizer that works just fine in spring and summer. But as weather conditions change, so, too, should your skin care routine.
For your face, we recommend one of our signature products: the Restorative Nighttime Bio-Therapy Moisturizer
3). Remember, sunscreen isn’t just for summertime. Winter sun – combined with snow glare – can still damage your skin. Applying a sunblock should be part of your daily routine, no matter the season. We are exposed to sunlight as we go about our daily activities not just when we are at the beach.
25 SPF broad spectrum protection + great for sensitive skin: Obagi Soothing Complex, by Suzan Obagi
4). Your whole body needs extra love this time of year – not just your face. Just because you’re not showing off your bikini body in the snow, doesn’t mean you can slack off on your body care. Sesame Oil self-massage, a technique that should be indulged in prior to jumping into the shower or bath, is a great all-around winter practice. Why sesame oil, you ask? Its origins are rooted in ancient Ayurvedic tradition, and it’s also a great way to help combat winter/holiday stress.
Exfoliate your body with our Skin Deep Glycolic Shower Gel 10% … Makes a great shampoo too!
After cleansing, we recommend using the SkinCeuticals Body Retexturing Treatment
5). Wear gloves when you go outside and when you are driving. The skin on the back of your hands is thinner than on most parts of the body and has fewer oil glands. That means it’s harder to keep your hands moist, especially in cold, dry weather. This can lead to itchiness and cracking. Consider applying sunblock to the tops of your hands too.
The SkinCeuticals Neck, Chest & Hand Repair is your perfect on-the-go companion
We hope you enjoyed these recommendations + our Top 5 Winter Skincare Tips! Now, stay warm and don’t forget to hydrate 😉