With the combination of harsh winter weather, the stress of the holidays and the travel that this time of year entails, your skin can easily dry out and look dull. However, there are a few skincare tips that can help you keep your complexion conditioned in the colder months.
While many women begin their morning routine by washing their face, Allure magazine cautions against doing this, as it will rid skin of important protective oils. Instead, wash your face at night with a mild cleanser that is soap-free, such as Exuviance Gentle Cleansing Creme.
A good moisturizer is also imperative to keeping skin healthy during the winter. The news source recommends a formula with hyaluronic acid, like June Jacobs Protective Moisturizer SPF 30, and shea butter, such as L'Occitane 24 Hours Ultra Rich Face Cream – the first ingredient will draw in moisture and the second will keep skin hydrated.
If your skin gets red or irritated, apply a cream that contains one percent hydrocortisone like Peter Thomas Roth Aloe-Cort Cream and use a solid balm on chapped skin.