Winter Skin Hydration

Caring for dry skin in the winter requires adjusting your skincare routine to provide additional hydration and protection against harsh influxes in seasonal weather conditions. Here are some fundamental tips to help keep your skin moisturized and healthy during the winter months:

 

  1. Use a Gentle Cleanser: Choose a mild, fragrance-free cleanser that won't strip away natural oils from your skin. Two great options we carry are the Gentle Foaming Cleanser by Epionce and the Cleansing Gel by Skinbetter Science.
  2. Hydrate from the Inside: 

    Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated from the inside out. This helps maintain the moisture balance in your skin. Consume foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as fish, flaxseeds, and walnuts, as they can help maintain skin health.
  3. Moisturize Regularly: Apply a rich, hydrating moisturizer immediately after bathing or showering to lock in moisture. Avoid products with harsh chemicals or fragrances that can irritate the skin. Look for ingredients like hyaluronic acid, glycerin, and niacinamide. Use overnight moisturizing masks or treatments to provide intense hydration while you sleep. For your night routine, look for a product with a higher level of hydration such as our Intensive Nourishing Cream by Epionce. For your morning routine, keep the hydration in check with the Trio Rebalancing Moisturizer by Skinbetter Science. 
  4. Humidify Your Home: 

    Use a humidifier to add moisture to the air in your home. Central heating can make indoor air very dry, which can contribute to skin dehydration.
  5. Limit Hot Showers: 

    Hot water can strip your skin of its natural oils, leading to dryness. Opt for lukewarm water instead and limit your shower time.
  6. Exfoliate Gently: 

    Exfoliate your skin 1-2 times a week to remove dead skin cells. Choose a gentle exfoliant to avoid irritation such as the Detoxifying Scrub Mask by Skinbetter Science.
  7. Protect Your Skin & Apply Sunscreen: 

    Wear protective clothing, such as scarves and gloves, to shield your skin from cold winds and low temperatures.  Don't neglect wearing sunscreen daily with a broad-spectrum SPF of at least 40. Even in winter, it's essential to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30, especially if you'll be outdoors.
  8. Book A Skin Consultation: If your dry skin persists or becomes more severe, consider consulting a our office for personalized advice and treatment options.
  9. Schedule Routine Facials: Facials help to thoroughly detox and rejuvenate the skin. For added hydration, try our Oxygen Facial!

 

Remember that everyone's skin is unique, so it may take some experimentation to find the products and routines that work best for you. If you're unsure about which products to use, consider doing a patch test or consulting with a dermatologist for personalized recommendations.