Welcome to the most wonderful time of the year – it’s December finally! As the cold rises, humidity drops and face masks are mandatory, your winter skincare routine needs an update. And here’s how.
Create MORE barriers on your skin.
Layer your skincare products. Don’t forget your face oil on the top of that. Moreover, use heavier moisturizers. Ceramides, lipids and cholesterol help form the top layer of the epidermis and hot water removes the surface lipids, allowing the moisture to leak out of your skin, causing dryness.
Regarding moisturizers, you already had to change to a heavier one!
Before winter hits it’s essential to research a new go-to moisturizer that can prevent water loss from skin (with more occlusive agent in it). Plus, use Hadaai Face Oil on the top of it (and that’s not extra)!
If you’re too late, seek for a barrier repair creams, like Epiceram, but these requires prescription.
Don’t: gels and lotions.
Use a humidifier at home.
You would be surprised to see how drastically the air humidity levels may drop in winter! And that’s the number one villain to your skin! Cold temperatures and indoor heating cause low humidity which can dry out skin and some of us may feel it instantly.
Use Hyaluronic Acid with caution!
Remember, HA draws moisture from the inner layers of the skin and environment. But as we know, the humidity in wintertime is very scarce and the only option for HA is… to dry out your skin even more.
Use Hydrating Face Masks.
There are plenty of them in the market, so choose wisely. Pick those, which have glycerin, some HA, oils (shea butter or jojoba recommended) and plenty of water in them. Don’t forget to take a selfie with a #selfcare.
SPF SPF SPF. As always.
Even though it may seem like the sun has forgot all about you in the dead of winter, don’t be mistaken; the sun’s UV rays are still around, and they can still damage your skin. Although it’s cold outside, there is UV radiation all year round, and snow-covered ground can significantly increase UV radiation exposure due to reflection.
Limit showering or bathing time.
Prolonged time in water will strip natural oils from your skin and it will become more irritated and dry. Not a new thing, but worth mentioning. Oh, and don’t exfoliate your skin too much, it’s easy to go overboard on scrubs. Do a bit of gentle exfoliating with light acids.