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The temperatures are finally dropping and now it’s time to pull out those boots, sweaters, and scarves! Your wardrobe isn’t the only thing you should be switching up though, your beauty routine needs a makeover too. Cold, dry air brings drier skin, therefore, there are steps you should take in your everyday routine to maintain healthy skin during the Winter.
If you want your skin to continue to make progress, then follow these tips that we’re about to discuss in this post. Before we get into it, make sure you subscribe to my email list! You’ll receive updates, free beauty tips, and have the chance to win giveaways. You can ask anyone, I give away bomb goodies that’ll make the perfect addition to your beauty routine!
Maintain Healthy Skin During the Winter:
Apply Your Sunscreen Daily
I put this tip first because it’s still important to wear during the colder months. You want to continue using a
Even on days when it’s cloudy, raining, or snowing, wearing your sunscreen is still important. You would think that you don’t need protection if you don’t see the sun, however, that’s not the case! The harmful UV rays from the sun can still penetrate through the clouds and cause skin damage even when it’s not in sight.
Using sunscreen consistently in my morning routine has been a game-changer. I went years not wearing sunscreen but making sure my skin is protected is a priority now. Not only will wearing your sunscreen keep your skin protected, but it will also help you maintain healthy skin during the winter months.
Use Gentle Cleansers
During the Summer we focused on using clarifying cleansers that deeply cleansed our skin, especially for our nighttime routine. I looked forward to using my cleanser to remove all of the gunk and sweat I had on my face from the day. For your skincare routine in the
This is important because you want to use cleansers that will add moisture to your skin instead of taking it away. I love using cleansers that contain moisturizing ingredients. One cleanser I’ve been loving is the Demosea Refine Gentle Cleanser. It has a creamy consistency and provides an effective cleanse without leaving my face dry, tight, or irritated.
Another favorite cleanser that I’d recommend is from a brand called Skin & Co Roma. I received their Whipped Cleanser in my Boxycharm subscription box a few months ago and have been using it ever since. You can find it on Amazon below!
Use a Nourishing Moisturizer
Throughout the Spring and Summer months, I loved using Argan Oil as my moisturizer. It’s perfect since it’s not too greasy and provides long-lasting moisture. However, using only a facial oil during the colder months may not cut it, especially if you have dry skin as I do! That’s why another step to change in your routine is the type of moisturizer you use.
In order to combat the dry, cold air from impacting the overall health of your skin, you want to reach for thick, creamy moisturizers that’ll keep your skin moisturized throughout the day. In my opinion, I feel that if you have to constantly reapply your moisturizer, then it’s time to find a better one!
Don’t forget the heat in your house can strip your skin of its moisture too, therefore, you want to use an effective moisturizer twice a day to maintain healthy skin during the Winter. I have a few favorites that I recommend if you have dry, sensitive skin:
- Libellule Night Rejuvenation Face Cream
- Derma E Sensitive Skin Moisturizer
- Demosea Skin Softening Cream
Invest in a Humidifier
I’ve been using a humidifier for years now and it really does come through for me. A humidifier adds moisture into the air which helps replenish moisture to your skin during the night. This is important to use because the heaters in your house can strip the moisture from your skin and leave it dry.
You can find these online or in-stores. I’ve had mine for a while now and I purchased it from QVC. If you already have a humidifier, one tip to keep in mind is to make sure you clean it regularly with warm soap and water.
Add Serums to Your Routine
The last tip that’ll help you maintain healthy skin during the Winter is to add a serum to your routine. Serums are concentrated treatments packed with active ingredients that target specific skin concerns. For the colder months, you want to choose a serum that will provide your skin with long-lasting moisture.
An ingredient to look for in your serum is Hyaluronic Acid which is a humectant that pulls moisture from the air to ensure your skin remains moisturized. I’m actually still on the hunt for a good quality serum, therefore, if you have any recommendations, leave them down in the comment section!
With these tips, you’ll be prepared for the upcoming colder months and know how to keep your skin healthy and moisturized. Before ending this post, I do want to point out that not everyone needs to switch up their skincare routine once the season changes. If something isn’t broken, there’s no need to fix it. In other words, if your skin is doing fine and you have no issues with the colder weather, then stick with what you know!
What are some tips you follow to prepare your skincare routine for Winter?