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5 Winter Skincare Tips For A Healthy-Looking Skin

Not everyone’s skin reacts the same way to winter weather conditions, but for many, the dip in temperatures and lower humidity (both indoors and outside), can magnify dry, flaky skin, as well as redness and sensitivity. Even people with oily skin can be challenged by winter weather as their skin may feel more dehydrated, uncomfortable, or tight underneath but still look and feel oily on the surface.

Pay Attention To The Ingredients In your Skincare Products First, edit your current skin care routine to eliminate any products that contain drying, sensitising ingredients like denatured alcohol, essential oils, mint, menthol, eucalyptus, clays, and starches. Surprisingly, these ingredients show up in a large number of products on the market, despite their dehydrating, pro-inflammatory effects on skin.

Go For A Face Wash That Doesn’t Dry Your Skin Next, make sure your face wash isn’t overly drying. That’s something you want to avoid year-round, but especially during the winter months. Upgrading to a creamier cleanser that gently whisks away impurities without stripping skin’s barrier sets the rest of your skin care routine up for success.

Invest In A Hydrating Toner If your skin is oily on the surface but feels more dehydrated or tight underneath, incorporate a hydrating toner. This is a lightweight way to amplify skin’s moisture levels in the lower layers without a heavy, greasy feel and gives skin a better chance of staying balanced during seasonal environmental changes.

Stay Away From Abrasive Scrubs Don’t exfoliate with harsh, abrasive scrubs that weaken and impair skin. Instead, try a gentle leave-on exfoliant that hydrates while it works its skin-smoothing magic. Beta hydroxy acid (also known as BHA) is an ideal choice for exfoliating flaky, dead skin away, while also decongesting pores.

Include Hyaluronic Acid For Your Nighttime Routine If your skin truly is drier in the winter, consider adding a couple drops of a hyaluronic acid booster to the current nighttime moisturiser. Hyaluronic Acid is a humectant that attracts and holds moisture within the skin. It also provides a plumping effect that helps diminish the appearance of parched skin and fine lines.

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