Winter is approaching, we have already started wearing our sweaters, scarves, and boots. And just like you change your clothes according to the season you need to change your beauty routines as well. Different weather affects your skin differently, this is why you should make some amendments to your skincare routine depending on the weather. While you do this there are some mistakes that you need to avoid when embracing your winter beauty… Keep on reading.
1 || Using Foam Cleanser
A foaming cleanser is a lot harsher and can strip your skin from its natural oils, A lot of people often associate a ‘clean’ feeling with skin that feels tight and squeaky after cleansing, but, this is not at all the case! If your skin does feel tight after cleansing, that means that you’re stripping your skin’s natural oils, which means your skin will supplement the loss with extra sebum production. So ultimately your skin would end up oilier.
So make sure you switch your foam cleansing with a cream or oil-based cleanser during colder days.
2 || Sticking To Lightweight Serum
As colder days approach make sure you switch your lightweight serum with a stronger moisturizer. If you’re suffering from dry skin, bitter winds can strip the skin further. It’s important to provide the skin with a protective barrier to hold onto moisture to avoid skin losing further hydration—especially for sufferers of psoriasis and eczema, which tend to flare up in the colder months.
Choose a stronger moisturizer during the cozy-rainy season.
3 || Ditching Sunscreen
If you are a CIIN reader, then you know how strict are we when it comes to SPF application. We said it a thousand times before and we say it again; wear your sunscreen 390 days of the year, no really you should wear your sunscreen each and every day of the year inside and outside. Even your office lighting and your phone screen can be harmful, so it’s important to ensure your skin is fully protected with UVA, UVB, and infrared light protection. Reapply when needed. SVR Sun Secure Blur is one that we swear by.
4 || Ignoring pigmentation
You may notice after the summer that your skin has started to show brown patches and pigmentation, which is important to target immediately. To solve this issue tart using products that include vitamin B3, retinol, and acids. We recommend The Ordinary, Filorga Pigment Perfect Dark Spot Corrector Serum and Cosmetici Magistrali Ètas Tempo Age-Reset Cream.
5 || Ignoring Nutrition
You’re what you eat and so is your skin. Whatever you put in your stomach shows on your face so you should pay extra attention to that. Make sure you maintain your healthy diet and take the supplements that your body needs. A lot of us have vitamin D–deficiency, and many studies have found that vitamin D can help treat skin conditions like dry skin, psoriasis, or eczema. We highly recommend you to invest in the supplement to keep your skin supple and healthy.
6 || Taking Hot Showers
Winter weather is already drying enough for your skin don’t worsen the case by taking very hot showers. I know hot showers can be so tempting during cold days, but really, for the good of your skin, not only your face but your body and hair as well, stick to warm water. Hot showers and baths can inflame the skin, causing redness, itching, peeling, and can disrupt the skin’s natural balance of moisture, robbing you of the natural oils, fats, and proteins that keep skin healthy.
7 || skipping Exfoliation
Between the cold air outside and dry indoor heating, your skin cells dehydrate and die out faster in winter. You’ll want to buff away these dead cells so new cells can come in healthier and without obstruction. Make sure you exfoliate twice a week to help your skin renew and absorb moisturizers more effectively.
8 || Not Hydrating Enough
Cold and biting winds, frosty yet dry weather conditions do wreak havoc on the skin… The constriction/ dilation of capillaries as we move swiftly in-between indoors and outdoors is enough to cause damage that leads to broken veins and inflammation. The results? Chapped lips, scaly skin, and a ruddy complexion.
A richer-than-the-usual moisturizer is badly needed to ward against that dryness… By creating an extra barrier between cells and the surrounding elements. A thicker and intense cream formula will do wonders, especially when paired with your choice of oil, which will help lock in all the moisture you’ve applied…