With winter just around the corner, it’s just about time to switch up our skincare routine! With the humidity of summer gone and the cold air finally setting in, our skin is more likely to be dry and irritated. Adjust your winter skincare routine this December with these tips from Clartici.
Limit Hot Water
While it may be tempting to bathe and wash your face with hot water during cold winter months, you should limit your exposure time. Washing your skin with water that is over 100 degrees can actually work against your skincare goals. Hot water pulls moisture out of your skin leaving you with dry and irritated skin. Lukewarm and cold water is just as effective when it comes to cleaning your skin.
Applying a cleanser is a must when going through your skincare routine. You will want to avoid using any abrasive cleansers that exfoliate your skin in order to keep your skin hydrated. During wintertime, consider switching to a creamy, sulfate-free cleanser that will clean your skin and give you much-needed moisture.
Exfoliating is the best way to rid your skin of dead skin cells and dirt which can cause acne. But it can also be harsh on your skin. This is even more so the case during winter when your skin is already drier than usual. Limit how often you exfoliate to prevent excessive drying out and irritating your skin. Once or twice a week should be just fine.
Using a toner to prep your skin to receive a moisturizer is a must! Using a toner is the first step in giving your skin much needed moisture. Toners nourish your skin and allow it to better absorb skincare products like sunscreen, moisturizers, and hydrating serums.
Consider Your Skin’s Unique Needs
Everyone’s skin is different. Even though the drop in temperature generally dries out skin, it varies from person to person. Some skin is naturally very oily while others are dry or a combination. It is important to know what your skin type is and adjust your winter skincare routine to meet those needs.
With Clartici’s ICI, you can analyze your skin’s needs in real-time so that you can know how to nourish and rejuvenate your skin.
If it isn’t clear yet, adding moisture to your skin is crucial during wintertime! If you have the extra time on your hands, you should make time for a face mask. Face masks can allow serums to penetrate deep into your skin to soothe and nourish your skin.
Sunscreen is a skincare must, even in winter! Even though the sun may not be as intense, damaging UV rays can still wreak havoc on your skin. Always use a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30.