Winter Skin Secrets: Staying Soft In The Driest Season

By  December 18, 2012

Keeping your skin soft during the winter months can be a challenge, but cold weather and dry skin don’t have to go hand in hand. We’ve compiled our top tips for keeping your skin soft, supple, and smooth this winter as well as our favorite products to use while battling the blustery cold.

1. Moisturize
You should be applying moisturizer daily no matter what the season, even if you don’t have dry skin! Winter skin needs a bit more attention—the weather is colder and the air is less humid, leaving your skin tight and dry. Bump up your normal moisturizer routine with a light and silky-smooth product. We love Cetaphil® Daily Facial Moisturizer SPF 15 for daytime use. The intensely moisturizing formula won’t clog pores and is gentle for even the most sensitive types. Use it when your skin is still damp following a shower, or right after you cleanse your face.

2. Be Gentle
Overdrying can occur when harsh cleansing products strip your dermis of its natural moisture. Avoid disturbing your skin’s natural pH balance and overdrying by using an ultra-gentle yet effective daily cleanser. Cetaphil® Gentle Skin Cleanser removes makeup and washes the day off your face without leaving it feeling tight and overly dry.

3. Hydrate
During the winter months, we’re not as thirsty as we are in the summer, but drinking water is just as important! Your skin needs water to hydrate and keep it from getting dry and flaky.

4. Exfoliate
Your skin-care routine will be much more effective if you exfoliate weekly. Getting rid of dry, dead cells will smooth and prep your skin for your moisturizing routine. Jurlique’s Fruit Enzyme Exfoliator leaves you glowing and revitalized while gently sloughing off dull cells.