Winter is notorious for stripping moisture from even the most hydrated skin. So if you have dry, normal, oily, mature, acne-prone, or sensitive skin, you’re not immune to the drying effects of the colder months. With Spring just around the corner, here’s what you can do to take control of your skincare routine by renewing moisture.
3 Post-Winter Skincare Recovery Tips
Cool Down Showers
Even though it’s cold out, taking a scalding hot shower will do more damage than good. You can still use this time to warm up from the outer elements by taking a lukewarm shower or bath. However, overly hot water strips your skin of moisture and necessary oils, so try to keep the temperatures more moderate. And if you’re feeling brave, end your showers with a quick, cold blast to help seal in moisture from products like hydrating masks, washes, and conditioners. Be sure to apply an enriching body butter immediately after your shower to quench the skin.
Starting with a fresh new layer of skin is the best way to let hydrating products properly absorb into the skin, so it’s essential to start with an exfoliant before using any skin-saving products. A quality exfoliator will gently scrub away dead, dry skin that looks flakey and feels irritated. Use a soft massaging motion, especially if you have sensitive skin.
Now that your skin is soft and smooth, you can apply the proper products to see lasting results. Hyaluronic acid is a 3-in-1 powerhouse that restores, multiples, and locks in moisture, so it is an essential in your routine. Other powerful ingredients to incorporate into your routine include brightening and tone-evening Vitamin C, soothing Vitamin E, calming green tea, and all-natural plant extracts for radiant results.
These simple tips will create powerful results when you implement them daily. You’ll see your skin recover from winter in no time, and you’ll have these skills and tips at your fingertips when winter comes back around so that you can avoid any and all drying damage in the future.