Tips for Healthy Winter Skin During the winter season, impairment and fragility of the skin barrier is the most common thing, which can manifest as symptoms of dryness, sensitivity, and a lack of luster look.
Use a moisturizing cleanser
As the temperature plummets, humidity levels also drop, and our skin loses its moisture to the dry air around us. So, during the winter season, switch to a moisturizing cleanser that can help to hydrate parched skin, and support the skin’s barrier to help protect the skin from the damaging effects of the cold weather. This also helps to wash away the dead skin cells, without leaving the skin feeling tight or dry.
Cleanse your skin
The key to keeping skin clean and free of accumulated dirt is cleansing twice a day, both in the morning and at night. Dr. Rana says, “The skin’s natural cell turnover process creates debris on the upper layers that need to be removed before applying any other products. That’s because they can affect the efficacy of future key ingredients that penetrate the skin. Cleansing also increases blood flow and aids in the elimination of toxins. So, don’t rush it.”
Exposure to harsh and chilly winds during the winter season can lead to dry skin. So, hydrate your skin always, and use hyaluronic acid for amazing results.
Add retinol to your skincare routine
“Retinol is great to plump and smoothen the skin. It should always be followed up with a good SPF. It increases cell turnover, regulates oil flow, and improves the appearance of pigmentation,” says Dr Rana.
Use sunscreen as a shield in skincare
“The biggest mistake you can make is not wearing SPF during the winter season,” says Dr Rana. Our skin can be damaged by UV rays all around the year. Use a mineral-based SPF for its lightness, breathability, ocean-friendliness, and ease of use.
Use a mask to protect the skin
Humidity levels and low temperatures during the winter season can sometimes cause many skin problems. So, always use a mask that includes clay and seaweed extract, which can help draw out impurities, calm spots, and exfoliate your skin.
Vitamin C is a winner for skincare
Add vitamin C to your skincare regime. Vitamin C works effectively during the winter season and helps combat SPF rays that aren’t fully blocked by sunscreen. Dr. Rana says, “It is also good for skin pigmentation, which helps to boost collagen production, resulting in a brighter complexion.”
Take care of lips and under-eye skin
Use a lip moisturizer and eye cream.