Winter Skin Tips

Just as it’s time to get back to the grind and walk to and from classes all day long, the weather turns frigid. No one’s skin is safe from thirty-degree temperatures and windburn. Sadly, this weather is far from over, no matter how much our dry skin begs it to be. In the meantime, we’ll just have to stay in bed and watch Netflix while following these good skincare tips! Picture via Canva

 

Tip #1: Exfoliating

One not-so-flattering and annoying byproduct of dry skin that is so frequent in the winter is flakiness. Not only does it make makeup sit weird on the skin, but it can be itchy and irritating too. That’s why it is of the utmost importance to EXFOLIATE. Scrubbing away those flakes not only can come as a relief but also allows for hydrating products that you apply afterward to sink in that much better. Benefit has just the product to do the job.

 

Tip #2: On Double Cleansing

If you’re like me and are prone to clogged pores, you may double-cleanse your face to really clean up that skin. However, this can be stripping in obvious ways, leaving your skin drier than it has to be. A way to get the same cleanse without the repercussions is to stick to creamy face washes. Foaming cleansers tend to be harsher and strip away the natural oils of our faces. A personal favorite of mine is the Noxzema Cleansing Cream, specifically meant to deep clean dry skin.

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Tip #3: Serum

A step in my skincare routine that I use year-round but is especially important in the winter is using a serum. After cleansing the face with a gentle cleanser, pat in a serum of your choice. I don’t have any one serum I prefer, so I tend to go to TJMAXX and pick a hydrating serum while I’m there.

 

Tip #4: Face Masks!

Our favorite self-care moment is also a must for winter skin. Being so busy, I try to use a facemask at least once a week but for optimal benefits twice a week is the goal. Most face masks with the words, “hydrating,” “moisturizing,” or even “brightening,” will be beneficial to dry skin. Any Freeman’s mask is a good and cheap option from the drug store (like this one). 

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Tip #5: Humidifier

Sometimes dry air inside buildings can exacerbate the issue. Humidifiers can provide a solution! This device literally adds moisture to the air, so that any dry air doesn’t suck the air out of your skin. If no number of moisturizers are helping, definitely let a humidifier be your next step.

 

Tip #6: Night Time Lotion

Lastly, when going to bed, it is always important to put a thick, heavy moisturizer on. There are also overnight moisturizing facemasks that would also provide the same effect. I prefer the tried and true Ponds face cream!

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