Oct 20, 2019 · 3 min read
Everyone’s skin is individual, but for a lot of us, winter = dry skin. Skin often needs extra protection in the winter season because an overall lack of moisture in the air can leave us out to dry. As the moisture in the air declines when it gets colder, our skin is more prone to dryness. If a drop in temperature leaves your skin itchy, flaky, red, or overly sensitive, you likely have what’s commonly called a winter dry skin rash. Thankfully, many of these symptoms can be treated by using moisturizing creams that add naturally hydrating ingredients back to the skin.
If you’re prone to dry skin in winter, your skincare routine might need a switch-up:
Cream > gel. Gel-based products are lighter, but for those living above a certain latitude (like north of Miami), heavier emollient creams are better during fall and winter to combat the dryness from indoor heating and cold dry winds.
Don’t exfoliate flakes. Even though exfoliation removes dead skin cells, flaky skin is sensitive to over-exfoliation, which can cause redness as well as a feeling of “tightness”, sensitivity and soreness. Take a break from any physical or chemical exfoliators you use while your skin is in a snowflaky state.
Simplify your skincare routine. Cleanse, treat, moisturize — give your skin a break from extra products, because the harsh ingredients in some skincare products can make dryness worse. And be sure that your skincare routine includes best sunscreen practices — UV damage is the worst.
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