Spring maybe just around the corner, but it’s not yet the end of the cold and dry winter season… Although we are seeing various signs of Spring approaching all around us; be it the Spring Summer collections, winter season sales, Spring break plans in progress, or those abrupt warm and sunny deceiving days; the calendar says winter is still with us. Which means, you still have time to both perfect and complete your winter skincare regimen.. Below are 8 reminders of how you should be treating your skin during this confusing time in between changing seasons, or let’s say until spring officially and fully blooms..
1 || Keep Applying That Heavy Moisturizer
Don’t switch to a lightweight moisturizer, yet. It’s even recommended to stick to a heavier than usual option. Ointment or cream rather than a lotion is still needed. Your target should also be locking in that moisture, and for that we remind you of facial oils.. Look for oils such as olive, jojoba, or shea butter among the ingredients. Other dry skin soothers include: lactic acid, urea, hyaluronic acid, glycerin, lanolin, mineral oil, and petrolatum. CIIN’s tip? Don’t wait too long after a shower before applying your moisturizer, slather it on right away and lock in the moisture, while skin is still damp.
2 || Make Your Showers Short And Lukewarm
As tempting as hot showers are appealing when it’s cold outside, it is wise to know that hot water can strip the skin of natural oils, contributing to dryness and itching. Shorten your daily showers to 10 minutes or less and opt for lukewarm water.
3 || Choose your Cleanser Wisely
The foaming cleanser you use during the summer to remove excess oil from your skin may cause dryness and irritation in the winter. Instead, stick to gentle, hydrating cleaners during the colder months. Avoid products that have an alkaline pH and instead look for those that say they offer moisturizing benefits.
4 || Minimize Exfoliation
The natural thing to do upon witnessing flaky skin is usually scrubbing it off, BIG mistake! Instead, offer TLC and make moisturizer your go-to remedy..
5 || Resume Your Retinol/ Glycolic Acid Treatments
Yes, you still have some precious time to complete your target skincare regimen. That which would seem harder to commit to during summer hot weather. Retinols and glycolic acid treatments can be applied during summertime keeping in mind a few precautions, however, if you’e one of those who worship the sun and cannot wait to surrender in its rays, then we recommend making use of what’s left of winter to optimize the beauty benefits reaped; plump, firm, smooth skin free from wrinkles, fine lines and age spots!
6 || Keep That Humidifier Running
Surround yourself with humidifiers and add moisture to the air, which is just what you need in the current cold, dry months. Specifically running humidifiers at night while you sleep. Stick to cool mist humidifiers as they’re safer than hot steam options..
7 || Finish Off Those Remaining Laser Hair Removal Sessions
A gentle reminder, that is to hurry up and seal the deal when it comes to your remaining hair removal sessions.. Give your skin some time to heal and adjust to post laser effects.. Otherwise, you might risk pigmentation and unwanted spots on your skin that won’t be so appealing during the big skin reveal come Spring!
8 || Use Targeted Body lotions
There is a wide variety of body lotions that go way beyond simply moisturizing. Just as you pamper your face with the top ingredients during winter, your body is no less important. Lotions containing glycolic acids, retinol and ceramides do exist. Slather on your bodies and witness the many benefits during bikini season. Creams that aid stem cell renewal, collagen boosting and dead skin shedding are present in many pharmacies and beauty spas. Just ask for the one that suits you best!