5 Winter Skincare Survival Tips
Moving to Pennsylvania this winter after living in a warm climate has been tough on my skin! My skin that used to be hydrated and glowing is starting to become dehydrated now in the colder months. Here are five ways to help your skin stay healthy this winter!
LIMIT HOW OFTEN YOU EXFOLIATE
I love exfoliating my skin 2-3 times a week to improve my skin! Unfortunately, in the winter it can do just the opposite. Dr. Alicia Barba, a Dove dermatologist, reminds us that over-exfoliating tends to strip the skin of its essential oils. Using exfoliating face masks and cleansers too often during the colder months can lead to breakouts. Although we are told that rubbing off dead skin cells every day will help our skin, it actually dehydrates it during the winter! Limit how often you exfoliate to once a week or less, and you'll find that your skin will stay more hydrated when it's cold out!
INVEST IN A HYDRATING CLEANSER
Since you want to stay away from exfoliating cleansers, you're going to need a great hydrating cleanser to keep your skin glowing all winter! If your skin becomes dehydrated, it can lead to serious skin problems like the worsening of eczema and psoriasis. Avoid your skin having these problems by investing in a cleanser that moisturizes your skin during the cold months.
FIND A GREAT ANTIPERSPIRANT
Be sure to also use an antiperspirant that cares for your underarms. Yes, your underarm skin shouldn't be overlooked during winter either! Dr. Barba says your underarms are sensitive and the fabrics of the sweaters and other garments you wear can irritate your skin. One way to keep your skin healthy is by caring for your underarms. Underneath all the winter layers, you need a good antiperspirant that will keep you hydrated and protected. I use Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant. because it is formulated with moisturizers to keep my underarms smooth and less irritated. Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant provides 48-hour odor and wetness protection, plus added skin care benefits for softer, smoother underarms. Keep your skin healthy this winter with Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant!
MOISTURIZE MORE THEN JUST YOUR FACE
It's so easy to remember to moisturize your whole body during the summer months, but why do we neglect the areas besides our face in the winter? Moisturizing all year round will benefit your skin, and you'll be glad that you did come spring when your skin is still glowing! Get into a bedtime skincare routine to help hydrate your skin. If you are looking to help your collagen breakdown, Dr. Barba says to be sure to wash your face, apply a retinol, and moisturize before going to bed each night! Your skin will thank you.
SUNSCREEN FOR ALL THE SEASONS
Although you might not be hitting the beach anytime soon, make sure to continue using a great sunscreen along with your daily moisturizer. I like switching my normal moisturizer to a moisturizing sunscreen in the winter so I don't forget to put on sunscreen! Although you might not be spending a lot of time in the sun, UV rays are still harmful during the winter months since your face isn't covered up from the sun. Be sure to add a sunscreen into your skincare regimen to keep your skin protected.
Follow these tips to help your skin survive winter this year! Comment your skincare routine and let me know how you protect your skin in these colder months.
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