October 29 2018 – Tyra Johnson-Brown
At this point, most of you are experiencing the switch in temperatures. For many it may seem like fall was a short and distant memory as the winter winds just showed up in its place. It’s time to pay attention to the important key skincare switches for the winter months and consider the changing needs for your "best" skin. So as the seasons change, so should your skincare routine.
It is recommended to swap your traditional face wash for a cleansing oil to prepare your complexion for the cooler, drier weather to come. This will help when you start to do the layering of hydration, and as you go into the winter months, make the change to a heavier moisturizer in addition to a cleansing oil.
It’s tempting to skip on exfoliation in the colder months, as skin can feel more in need of nourishment and hydration. However, it’s still important to aid cell turnover, because dry winter skin needs exfoliating to reveal the healthier skin underneath.
It is noted that all skin types need to exfoliate to reduce the build-up of dead skin cells on the surface, because this will allow your skin to breathe better, and aid a glowing, radiant complexion.
Additionally, it’s important not to forget the rest of your body. A scrub treatment will not only invigorate your senses but help tackle the build-up of dry skin on your hands, elbows and feet.
Essential oils for dry skin in the winter can relieve red, dry, cracked, and even bleeding skin for those who endure these symptoms of cold weather every year.
Essential Oils for Dry to Normal Skin
Cleansers, Moisturizers and Facial Masks
During the colder months using a cleanser that is a little bit more nourishing will quench your skin’s thirst without stripping or aggravating sensitivity.
Many people notice increased dryness in winter, so hydration should be the focus of your treatments. Find a moisturizer that's oil-based, rather than water-based, as the oil will create a protective layer on the skin that retains more moisture than a cream or lotion. For severely dry skin, try our Pink Grapefruit Coconut Water Intense Moisturizer.
During the colder months you may find yourself reaching for hydrating masks on a regular basis. Although it is important to be mindful of not overdoing your exfoliation routine, a hydrating face mask every now and then is an alternative to way to provide your winter profile a dose of hydration without giving your skin-care routine a complete overhaul.