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Skincare Tips For Wintertime Skin Concerns
In the summer, most people use a lightweight moisturizer to minimize clogged pores; however, winter weather leads to dry skin which means a hydrating moisturizer is a must. Use a rich cream, rather than lotions, that contain petroleum, ceramides, and hyaluronic acid.
Hydrating Cleanser
Your skin’s moisture barrier is at risk during the drier months, so using a hydrating cleanser will bring your skin back to life. Dermatologist Dr. Justine Hextall says, “As a rule of thumb, if your skin feels tight after washing it is likely that the cleanser you are using has disrupted your skin barrier.”
Use a gentle exfoliator to remove dead skin cells, but only exfoliate once or twice a week as over-exfoliating can cause irritation and dryness. Dermatologist Dr. Rachel Nazarian says “Switch to a gentle exfoliant during the winter season, and consider a product with bakuchiol, rather than a classic retinoid.”
Limit Hot Showers
It may be hard to limit hot showers but it’s essential if you don’t want to dry out your skin and strip its natural moisture. Moisturize your body immediately after your shower while the skin is still damp and dermatologist Dr. Hadley King says to “take brief lukewarm showers.”
Contrary to popular belief, you still need sunscreen even in the winter because the sun’s UV rays never go away. Wear sunscreen with at least SPF 30 or more because sunscreen will protect your skin from sun damage, dark spots, and wrinkles.