Just like your wardrobe, with the seasonal changes, you need to update your skincare routine. With the colder months comes cold winds, dry air, and exposure to indoor heaters which can cause redness, skin sensitivity, and irritation. These simple swaps and additions can help transition your skincare routine into winter.
Transition Cleanser to Balms and Oils
While foaming or salicylic acid-based cleansers are good at removing dirt and oil, they contain sulfates that can dry out your skin. Instead, switch to cleansing balms and oils, which will keep your skin hydrated.
Add an Exfoliator
Gentle exfoliation can remove dead skin cells that accumulate from dry winter air and they’ll give you that glowy skin you’re after. They also help your moisturizer absorb better.
Reduce Shower Time
There’s nothing like getting in a nice hot shower once the weather drops, but prolonged exposure to hot water can strip your skin of its moisture, making it dryer than before. Start taking lukewarm showers only once a day and after you get out of the shower, apply moisturizer.
Use an Overnight Mask
Now’s the time to start using overnight face masks which lock in the serums, creams, and oils that you applied before heading to bed.