The winter months can be tough on our skin. The cold air can really dry out our skin. I know when winter comes around, I can instantly feel a shift in my skin. The dryness, itchiness and redness comes into full effect and it drives me nuts. I know it's not just me because everyone I talk to about it has the same issue as soon as the weather becomes cooler.
To avoid this dryness, it’s imperative to keep our skin hydrated in as many ways as possible.
Here are five ways to keep your skin hydrated.
Use a humidifier.
Having a humidifier on throughout the house can add moisture to the air to help hydrate skin. A great way to use a humidifier is to have it in the bedroom to use overnight while you sleep. Add essential oils to the humidifier to create aromas throughout the room for a relaxing feel.
Invest in a hydrating moisturizer.
This moisturizer is great for individuals with dry skin. It helps quench dry skin to leave it looking smooth, supple, and hydrated. The hydrating hyaluronic acid acts as a sponge for dry skin cells.
Use a gentle moisturizing cleanser.
This CeraVe cleanser is amazing for those with dry skin. It is gentle on the skin, while providing hydrating benefits. It cleanses away dirt, oil and makeup without leaving skin feeling tight and dry. It has a non-irritating formula, while being fragrance-free and non-comedogenic (won't clog pores).
Use a hydrating face oil.
Face oils can provide nutrients to the skin that allow for hydration, brightening and softening skin. It also creates a layer on the skin to protect from dirt getting into pores. Apply it at the end of your skin care routine to lock in moisture and create a shield to your face.
Apply sunscreen even in the winter.
We tend to associate sunscreen to the summer but the sun still comes out in the winter... Even on the dark gloomy days. Protecting our skin from the sun in the winter is just as important as the summer.