January 31, 2019
How to Take Care of Your Skin in the Winter Season
Boost Your Moisturizing Regimen
- Gel moisturizers, which are lightweight and comfortable to wear while packing a serious punch in the hydration department.
- Creams, which are heavier and moisturize more aggressively, although they can be comedogenic for some people.
- Products containing glycerin help form a barrier between the skin and the environment to help protect it against the physical threats of winter.
- Products containing ceramides are natural fats found in the skin’s outer layers. You can help fix winter-related damage and dryness by replenishing your skin with ceramides.
Why You Should Be Careful About Exfoliating
What If I Exfoliate Too Often?
- Micro-cuts and cracks in the surface of the skin
- Acne breakouts from over-irritation
1. Taking a break from exfoliating.
2. Moisturizing more often while your skin heals.
3. Using healing serums that contain ingredients such as tea tree oil.
4. Avoiding exposure to the cold, when and where possible.
Try Healing and Nourishing Masks
Take a Supplement for Skin Health
What is in a Skin Health Supplement?
- Aloe extracts, which may help boost elasticity
- Vitamin A, also known as beta-carotene, which helps address poor skin health due to deficiency
- Biotin, which provides the structural proteins that keep your hair in shape
- Zinc, which helps increase cell turnover and encourage more youthful skin
How Can I Protect My Skin From Cold?
- Use a thin layer of a boosting serum, preferably one that includes niacinamide and ceramides. These help your skin to conserve moisture.
- Apply a moisturizer that contains hyaluronic acid to help your skin seal in moisture.
- Wear a sunscreen at least 15 SPF: Yes, your skin is still susceptible to sun damage in winter. Even though the sun is farther from the Earth during the winter, its rays are still strong, and can still be damaging to your skin.