All around the world, the global beauty industry is worth around $400 billion dollars. There are so many skin care products out there for women and men of all ages, that it can seem quite overwhelming! However, no matter the products available, it is safe to say that the wintertime wreaks havoc on all types of skin. The harsh wind, cold temperatures, and dry air can make skin feel scaly, rough, and dehydrated. To make sure you have the best skin of your life for the transition from winter to spring, we have created an easy list of how to care for your skin during the wintertime.
Use a cream cleanser
Gel or foam cleansers strip natural oils from your skin, which are incredibly important for maintaining your skin’s moisture barrier this winter. Ingredients to look for include hyaluronic acid for extra moisturization.
Keep it bare bones with the acne medication
Any acne medical treatment can definitely make even the oiliest of skin feel dry and parched. Unless you are on a strict regimen from your doctor, consider only using a spot treatment for acne so your skin doesn’t become too red, raw, or irritated. This goes for deep chemical peels or any extreme exfoliators as well.
Stay away from the hot water
As nice and luxurious as it may feel, hot water is incredibly stripping. If you want to take a hot shower make sure to keep the water away from your face and only pat dry with your towel instead of rubbing, as this will help keep moisture in your skin for as long as possible.
Eat healthy fats
Healthy fats will help to hydrate your skin from the inside out. Next time you are at the grocery store, fill up your cart with foods with omega-3 fatty acids, including fish, nuts, olive oils, and avocados.
One of the best ways you can care for your skin is with milk. If you are going to take a bath, pour about a cup of warm milk into your bath water and its proteins and fats will go to work moisturizing your skin.
Have any questions about developing a winter skin care regimen? Don’t hesitate to call our professionals today.