How To Prep Your Skin For Winter
It’s the end of summer, and Fall is finally going to start, which means eventually Winter is coming. Depending on which part of the country or world you live in, many of you MUST prepare many aspects of your lives to withstand the harshness of winter. And just because you may live in a southern state in the US where it seems summer is year-round, it may not be snowing, but it does get colder and we still need to adapt to the climate changes.
Just like a home or car needs to be winterized, so does your SKIN! I know you’re probably thinking, how could I possibly fit another beauty routine into my life? Understandable, but hopefully your dry winter skin will feel like summery, supple skin all year round. Once you incorporate a few of these suggestions into your routine, you’ll wonder why you hadn’t done this all along.
Winter Skin Tips
Everyone has different skin types as you know, dry, oily, sensitive, and combination are the most common. The first change you must make is switching your moisturizer. In the summer lotions and moisturizers are more effective because it’s hotter and much more humid, and vice versa, the winter brings much drier air. The solution to choosing a face or body cream for the winter is to look for ingredients like squalene (olive oil), Vitamin E, and/ or avocado oil. A really great way to apply this is as soon as you get out of the shower while your skin is still a little damp.
Having a clean face is always a priority. The second winter skin tip is to stay away from certain ingredients in your cleanser. Try choosing a cleanser without salicylic acid as it will dry out your skin too much. Look for something that has a creamier consistency to it so it feels cool and soothing like rose hips from rose petals.
A serum may not be something you need to use all the time in the summer months, but during the winter, a great serum that has a high content of lipids (Satin Seal), or squalene (Squalene with Vitamin E) or even hyaluronic acid is really the key to keeping your skin looking and feeling young.
The last winter skin tip is going to be getting a great hydrating treatment or soothing mask. There are thousands of facial treatments to choose from out there but some good ingredients to look for in a hydration treatment would be glycerin, peptides, vitamin E, shea butter, and fatty acids.
The winter skin tips provided above can be used for all skin types. You know what ingredients best suit your skin and what you must stay away from. Whether you have dry or oily skin, these tips can be tweaked to best fit YOU. And don’t think of it as just something else you need to try and fit into your life. The goal is to seamlessly go from winter back into the summer months with beautiful skin, and you just need to remember to moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!