5 tips for dry winter skin by a holistic esthetician
If you don’t already use one, add a hyaluronic acid serum to your skincare routine. It should be the first thing you apply after cleansing you face. Then layer your oil, if you use one, then your moisturizer and end with your SPF cream.
Most of us get lazy about exfoliating over the summer so come fall/winter, we have to get really good about that. Exfoliate 1-2 times per weeks using, an enzyme exfoliant, to remove dead skin cells, which allows your products to penetrate and absorb better. If you’re doing it twice a week and notice you skin is a little irritated, scale back to once a week.
DO NOT be afraid of oil! It’s the number one thing I recommend to hydrate your skin, giving it that youthful glow and bounce. Oils are great for everyone, my favorite is Dr. Alkaitis’ Organic Nourishing Oil. It protects your skin from cold dry air and bacteria, it strengthens the lipid barrier (which means it maintains the hydration better) and just so happens to be great for healing acne.
Every winter, I sleep with both a heater on and a humidifier in my bedroom. Heat in our homes and apartments can really zap all the moisture out of our skin. There are so many options on the market, I like this one by Pure.
Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize
Even your office can get dry, so keep a hydrating mist like this one by Josh Rosebrook and spray your face sporadically throughout the day. Also, moisturize both in the morning and the evening.
As with anything else, consistency is key. The more often you hydrate, the less chances of your skin drying out.