Cooler temps can really do a number on skin. Fortunately, dull, dry winter skin can be avoided with a little extra care and attention. You’ll want to choose products that are natural, formulated from fine minerals and botanicals and stay away from the chemical blends, which can irritate sensitive skin and actually do more harm than good. You should also make sure you stick to a regular routine. Check out our advice on how to achieve a summer-y glow year-round and make our tips part of your skincare regimen to start seeing results. Start now, while it’s still fall, to get your skin prepared for snow and wind!
Choose a natural and nourishing moisturizer that’s free of harsh chemicals. Oil-based moisturizers are better for winter weather than water-based ones; the oil helps keep skin soft and smooth. Don’t forget to look for cruelty-free brands!
2. Protect Your Skin
The sun’s rays have just as much of an effect on skin in winter as they do during the summer. Find a gentle sunscreen to protect your skin whenever you plan to spend extended periods of time outdoors.
A humidifier will help keep the air in your home from getting too dry, which can obviously dry your skin out, too. Consider placing one in your bedroom at night to put some moisture back in the air you breathe.
4. Drink Water
It’s easy to forget to drink water once it’s no longer summer. Hydrate your skin from the inside with regular glasses of water — or if you enjoy sipping on hot drinks, choose a soothing tea like chamomile or peppermint.
5. Steer Clear of Toxins
Winter skin is more easily damaged by toxins and allergens because it’s naturally more fragile. Go for cosmetics and skincare products specially formulated to be gentle enough for sensitive skin.
6. DIY a Face Mask
Whip up a moisturizing face mask at home. Choose naturally soothing ingredients like avocado, olive oil, and yogurt to give your skin an at-home spa day.