Winter is here, and our skin is taking a hit! Here's how to keep your skin looking its best when it's cold and windy outside.
1. More cream, please
When temperatures drop, the air is drier and so is your skin. The contrast between cold/moist air outside and dry/warm air inside can really dry out your skin. Don't skimp on the moisturizing; it's better to shine a little than to allow your skin to get too dry.
2. Don't hesitate to use body oil
Oil is the perfect ally in winter: it leaves a thin protective film that retains moisture. You can add a few drops of oil to your day cream to combine the positive effects of both and hydrate your skin intensively. Before sleeping, you can put pure oil on your skin to nourish it deeply during the night.
3. Use moisturizing masks
Applying a nourishing, softening and moisturizing mask once a week can help your skin stay strong against the relentless cold weather.
4. Exfoliate your skin
Exfoliating renews your skin and restores its freshness. But be careful, exfoliate less than you would normally in order to maintain a barrier between your skin and the cold air.
5. Change to a super gentle cleanser
As your skin is fragile, some cleanser could be an extra-aggression. Change to a super gentle cleanser such as oil or milk-based.
6. Give your lips some TLC
What's worse than having chapped and cracked lips?
6. Give your hands some extra protection
Your hands get a lot of use and exposure to cold air every day. Take care of them by massaging your hands and nails regularly with a rich hand cream. It's going to negate the risk of your hands being dry, painful and chapped. It's like wearing an extra pair of gloves in the winter cold!