How to Fight Dry Winter Skin

As the seasons change, so does our skin. You may notice during the winter that your skin becomes drier and flakier than usual. When you mix the cold air with the indoor heat and the harsh wind, all the moisture in your skin vanishes. That's because there's actually a lack of moisture in the air during the cooler months. However, you don't have to just endure flaky, dry skin all winter long. There are steps you can take to make sure your skin stays healthy and hydrated all season long.

First, it's important to keep an eye out for signs of dry skin, such as:

  • Skin Tightness
  • Stinging/Burning
  • Rough Texture
  • Itchiness
  • Redness
  • Scaliness/Flakiness
  • Fine Lines/Cracks

If you do notice any of these signs, you can follow some of these tips to help keep your skin plump and hydrated:

1. Moisturize.

After washing your face, body, or even your hands, it's important to use a moisturizer to help lock in your skin's natural oils. This is especially important if you find yourself washing with hot water as the hot water can strip your skin of its natural oils. If you're looking for something specific, our Caviar Face Cream works to intensely moisturize dry, flaky, and dull skin.

Leave your moisturizer near your sink or a travel-sized one in your bag so you can remember to use it after each wash.

 2. Don't Over-Exfoliate

Exfoliating helps to remove dead skin cells from the surface of your skin, but it is possible to over-exfoliate which can break down your skin barrier and lead to rough, dehydrated, and flaky skin.

To avoid over-exfoliating, try using natural exfoliants as they're typically gentler on the skin than chemical exfoliants. And remember to only exfoliate once or twice a week.

3. Try Overnight Treatments

Emollients are moisturizers that work to soothe dry and itchy skin, but they are a bit heavier on the skin which means it can take longer for the product to be absorbed.

When you apply it overnight, your skin has an ample amount of time for the treatment to be absorbed, helping to replenish your skin with the necessary moisture and oils.

4. Try a Humidifier

Having a humidifier in your home can help add moisture back into the air. With the added moisture from your humidifier, the air won't pull as much moisture out of your skin. This can really help if you are someone who has the heat cranked on high during the colder months.

 5. Hydrate on the Inside Too

Staying hydrated throughout your day by drinking water can help protect your skin. Water helps keep your body hydrated and refreshed and helps your skin maintain its elasticity. If you don't stay hydrated, your skin can become much more susceptible to drying out in the cooler weather.

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