Winter skin is uncomfortable. It can be a tight, dry feeling that starts when the weather turns cold; it can even be painful.
Some people experience winter skin early in the fall. Once the summer warmth and humidity leave the air, that dried out, itchy, and painful skin issue crops up again.
Sadly, some people think they simply must deal with the issue until spring has sprung. Nothing could be further from the truth. These days there are so many worthwhile products on the market that can soothe your skin, so start reading and then make a solution plan!
These products and a few effective steps toward caring for your body can result in gorgeous skin >all year long.
Inner Health Is Priority
The first step has nothing at all to do with a product. Instead, it stems from a basic means of taking care of your overall health. Your body requires water in order to function properly. Your skin needs water, too.
In the winter months, when the air is cold and heaters can dry out the air, it’s necessary to drink even more water. If you normally consume 64 ounces of water in an average day, strive for at least 25% more during the winter.
Eat foods that are high in water content whenever possible, too: Fruits -- Melons, grapes, citrus, and apples; Veggies -- Cucumbers, lettuce, radishes, zucchini and celery.
Health from the Outside Is Important Too
It’s important to switch up your facial products during the winter months. Use a milder cleanser and a richer moisturizer. While this isn’t usually a good way to prevent dryness, it will help it go away.
Switch to a mild liquid cleanser formulated for sensitive, dry skin instead of using a perfumed cleanser. Less of the skin’s natural oils will be stripped away. If you’re not already using a cream instead of a lotion at night, make the switch in the early fall, before the bitterly cold weather arrives. Use a heavier lotion as a daytime moisturizer. And don’t forget to use lukewarm water on the skin instead of hot water (which can strip away your skin’s natural sebum…i.e., oil).
Some people find it best to stop or significantly cut back on facial products that include retinol. Others have no problem with retinol all winter long. If retinol does bother you when the weather changes, try switching to a product with hyaluronic acid in it, as that substance hydrates and plumps the skin.
Stick with your new plan, tweaking the products here and there if need be. Use retinol every other day instead of every day. If the cream at night is too greasy, switch it up every other night and use a “dry skin” formulation for your daytime moisturizer instead.
Sticking with these changes throughout the cold weather will result in a gorgeous glow in just a week or two. It’s well worth the effort.
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