Low humidity, high winds, dry indoor air, and freezing temperatures can wreak havoc on your skin. Without the proper care during the winter, your skin can become red, itchy, dry, and even crack and bleed. This severe skin reaction can lead to premature aging and conditions like eczema. Follow these simple tips to combat dry winter skin.
Switch Your Soap
Soaps and body washes that contain detergents like sodium laureth sulphate strip your skin of its natural moisture. Switching your facial soap for a gentler option with nourishing ingredients supports your skin’s health in the winter.
FaceDoctor Rejuvenating Soap is formulated with natural ingredients, including aloe vera, tocopherol (vitamin E), astragalus, and coconut oil to nourish and protect dry skin. It also contains powerful sea buckthorn oil, which contains omega 3, 6, and 9 fatty acids for deep skin hydration.
Use a Moisturizing Cream Immediately After Bathing
Moisturizing immediately after showering while the skin is still damp traps moisture in the skin for intense hydration.
Use a powerful hydrating serum like FaceDoctor Intense Rejuvenate. This treatment is created with hyaluronic acid, a humectant that draws in moisture from the air, and glycerin, a potent occlusive moisturizer that creates a seal on the skin’s surface to prevent moisture loss.
Avoid Hot Water
Extreme hot and cold temperatures impact your skin’s oil production. Having a hot shower or using hot water to wash your face removes your skin’s essential oils, causing dryness, and in some cases, an overproduction of oil that leads to acne breakouts.
To keep your skin’s oil balanced, use lukewarm water when showering or washing.
Invest in a Humidifier
Your home’s HVAC system or fireplace can dry out the indoor air. This lack of humidity draws moisture out of the upper layers of your skin. Investing in a humidifier keeps your home’s air humidity between 30-50% to support your skin’s health.
Enjoy Glowing Skin All Winter Long with FaceDoctor
Hydration and barrier protection are the keys to glowing winter skin. Explore the full range of FaceDoctor’s nourishing skincare products to support and protect your skin this winter.