As the colder months settle in, our skin requires a little extra care to combat the harsh effects of winter. The drop in temperature and humidity can take a toll on our skin, leaving it dry, irritated, and in need of some TLC. Fortunately, with a few adjustments to your skincare routine, you can maintain a radiant and healthy complexion all season long. In this blog, we'll explore some essential tips for winter skincare to keep your skin feeling comfortable and looking its best.
1. Gentle Cleansers
Use gentle cleanser during colder months helps maintain the skin's lipid barrier, preventing transepidermal water loss and irritation, and keeping your skin hydrated and comfortable.
2. No Hot Showers
Hot showers can be detrimental to your skin in the winter because they strip away the skin's natural oils, leading to dryness, flakiness, and irritation.
*Pro tip: Switch to oil cleansing body washes!
3. Replenishing & Restoring Ingredients
It's important to use moisture binding products with humectants, ceramides and occlusives to keep the skin plump and healthy.
4. Sandwich Method
To avoid skin irritation when using retinoids, consider using the sandwich method. Begin by applying a layer of moisturizer, then the retinoid, and finally another layer of moisturizer.
Winter skincare doesn't have to be a daunting challenge. By incorporating gentle cleansers, avoiding hot showers, using products with replenishing ingredients, and embracing the sandwich method when using retinoids, you can protect your skin from the harsh elements of the season. These simple adjustments to your skincare routine will help you maintain a strong lipid barrier, prevent transepidermal water loss, and ensure that your skin stays hydrated and comfortable throughout the winter. Keep these tips in mind when adjusting to the Winter weather!
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This article of the Skinsider Scoop was graciously written by Licensed Esthetician, Donna Grays, and edited by the Clean Skin Club team. If you're interested in more from Donna, please shoot us an email, and follow her Instagram - @theskngrl