Winter Skincare: Consistency is key
Adjusting your skin care routine with a layering regime is an effective approach to winter skin care. Layer on a serum under a richer night cream. This combination is great for retaining moisture in the skin.
Switch to a creamy, hydrating cleanser that does not strip the skin of excess oil. Oily skin types should switch to a richer day cream with hyaluronic acid or glycerin in the winter. Choose a hydrating night time product that multitasks like those with peptides and antioxidants to help firm the skin.
Make sure to switch to a cleanser that nourishes and moisturizes, such as an oil-based formula. A moisturizer with petrolatum, dimethicone or glycerin. For night treatments, normal skin types should consider adding a retinol cream to help increase collagen production. Lastly a healing, soothing occlusive barrier that will help protect compromised skin, while accelerating cell renewal.
Choose a gentle moisturizing cleanser that can replace lipids and proteins lost during the cleansing process. Applying a moisturizer with lipids can help fortify the skin barrier. Applying a night treatment masque can give skin an extra boost of hydration.
Switch to a mild, non-abrasive cleanser that contains glycerin, ceramides or hyaluronic acid to hydrate the skin. Layer over serum with a thicker lotion or cream. For added moisture, a product with hyaluronic acid, shea butter or peptides. Retinols can be drying in the winter, so use it every other day to give your skin a break.
All Skin Types
Watch your Lips: Prevent your lips from getting chapped or cracked and apply a natural lip balm whenever necessary.
Wear SPF throughout the year. Yes! Even in winter. UVA rays are constantly present, and cause the skin to age. A habit of wearing SPF will help keep your skin looking radiant and healthy.
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