Skin Care Essentials: Winterize Your Skin
The change in seasons can be rough on your skin. The cold weather strips moisture from your skin generally causing you to alter your normal skincare routine. For example, the eye area is especially delicate and thin, needing extra attention during the colder months. Here are some tips to help keep your skin fresh throughout the winter.
Use a Moisturizer with Sunscreen
Although it might be overcast and rainy, don’t abandon your daily moisturizer with sunscreen. Apply the moisturizer in the morning and night immediately after cleansing to lock the moisture in and protect you from winter glaze.
Eliminate Products Containing Alcohol
Alcohol is drying to the skin. If your toner or any other products contain alcohol, save them for a warmer season.
Avoid Hot Baths and Showers
With the cold temperatures, a hot bath or shower sounds fabulous but little do you know, the hot water strips the skin of its natural moisture. Opt for a warm shower to keep your skin hydrated.
Use a Humidifier
The heater is generally on during these colder months which can be very drying. Use a humidifier to restore moisture to the air.
Extra Care for Your Eyes
The skin around your eyes is more delicate and thin than the rest of your face. Be sure to use an eye cream or serum to lock in moisture and for extra care, check out the Clarisonic Opal Infusion System.
Use Lip Balm with Sunscreen
You may be tempted to lick your chapped lips but you are only worsening their condition. Keep a lip balm with sunscreen on hand to use when your lips start to feel dry.
Dress in Layers
Your skin will compensate if you are too hot or too cold so dress in layers to be able to add and remove pieces accordingly depending on your body temperature.
Take Care of Your Hands and Feet
Hands and feet tend to be extra dry during the winter months. Moisturize often and especially after increased washing of your hands during the cold and flu season.
The winter can be tough on your skin, but with care and attention, you can prevent dry skin and blotchiness. These are some tips we swear by during the winter, but we would love to hear your suggestions!