Winter weather is a challenge when it comes to taking care of your skin, especially if you’re prone to dry skin. ‘Tis the season to switch up your skincare regimen. and winterize your routine.
HANG ON TO HUMIDITY
While furnaces, and fireplaces keep you toasty and warm, they do suck moisture out of the air, and that can lead to dry skin. Invest in a humidifier to fend off itching, cracking and flaking. Or try using a more hydrating skin moisturizer.
SUPERCHARGE YOUR CLEANSERS
Now’s the time to switch to a cleanser with added oils and fats. These can compensate for the moisture that winter strips away. Antioxidant Hydrating Cleansing Mousse, Botanical Cleansing Oil and Multi-Vitamin Purifying Face Wash will make excellent cleansers for the winter time.
OPT FOR OIL
In winter, oil-based moisturizers do a better job than water based formulas at protecting against moisture loss. Nutriment Blue Oil is a great option for defending lipid depleted skin. A couple of drops in your daily moisturiser or used alone will help defend the skin against winter dryness.
MOISTURIZE EARLY & OFTEN
Applying moisturizer more frequently will help keep skin looking more supple all winter long. Always moisturize immediately after washing your face. The sooner you slather, the more water you’ll trap in your skin’s surface cells. Spritzing Lira Hydrating Mist before applying moisturizer will also help increase your skin’s hydration. For best moisturizing results, try our Calming BioLipid Repair Creme (this month’s featured product) or Continuous Moisture Creme.
DON’T SKIMP ON SUNSCREEN
Summer is over but that doesn’t mean the sun is no longer harmful. Exposure to UV rays contributes to wrinkles, age spots, and skin cancer even in winter. Make sun protection an absolute essential if winter sports are your thing.
LET SKIN BREATHE
When you’re layering up this winter, remember that certain synthetic fibers, such as acrylics and some wools, can irritate dry skin. Opt instead for skin friendly layers of natural, breathable fibers like cotton and silk, then remove layers as needed to keep your body from sweating and overheating.