Believe it or not, the holiday season is right around the corner, which means winter is fast approaching. We know, we can’t believe it either. (Weren’t we just lounging on the beach, slathered from head to toe in sunscreen, of course?)
As the year comes to a close and the days get shorter and colder, it’s important to think about the best ways to protect your skin against extreme temperatures, indoor heaters and harsh winter wind—all of which can leave skin dry, chapped and itchy. Here are some suggestions recommended by dermatologists for stepping up your winter skincare game in 2022.
Hydrate while you cleanse
If you think a cleanser has to strip the skin of all its oil to be effective, think again! Rather than a harsh, drying cleanser, your best bet is a hydrating non-soap product like this one that moisturizes as it cleans. While it’s always important not to strip the skin of its essential oils, it’s absolutely essential to keep it well-hydrated during the cold winter months.
Did you know that all types of skin, even oily, breakout-prone skin, need moisturizer? During the winter months, a good moisturizer acts as a barrier against the harsh effects of cold temperatures and wind, not to mention the drying effects of indoor heaters. Choose a product like this that locks in the moisture your skin desperately needs without clogging pores or leaving an oily residue.
Your Daily Sunscreen Reminder
Sure, we all think about sunscreen on hot summer days (or at least we should), but in fact, it’s a must all year round. No matter how low temperatures may drop, exposure to the sun can still leave skin prone to damage even on a cold day. Using a daily moisturizer that contains at least sunscreen of at least SPF 30, like this one, can provide a nice one-two punch of hydration and sun protection.
Protecting your skin against the harsh winter climate can help keep you looking and feeling your best during the cold weather months. By creating a skin care regimen using some of these top products, along with visiting a medspa OKC for advanced professional skincare treatments, you can keep your skin supple, soft, and radiant all winter long!