It's that time of the year when we get to hit the slopes, layer our clothes, or bundle up indoors. What also comes with Winter is dry and flaky skin. We’ve seen it before; dry hands, flaky skin, dry hair. Although it seems unavoidable, there are ways to combat it.. Here are some tips to get rid of dry skin:
Your skin naturally produces oils that moisturize your skin, although it may not be enough to fully prevent dry and flaky skin you should do what you can to preserve those natural oils. Although you should be moisturizing all year, during the winter it's time to add an extra layer of that moisturizer or add a face oil to your routine. Some key ingredients that will help lock in the natural moisture your skin creates:
- Shea Butter
- Jojoba Oil
- Meadowfoam Oil
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin C
- Coconut Oil
Adding a product with ingredients that add hydration is the key to truly getting rid of dry skin. Above we helped lock-in the moisture that your skin naturally has, now its time to add more hydration to it. There are many ingredients across both REPAIR and HYDRATE that do both, its always best to layer them. REPAIR is a Hyaluronic Acid Serum that quickly absorbs into your skin, while HYDRATE creates a layer on top to protect and seal in hydration. Key ingredients for hydrating:
- Hyaluronic Acid
- Aloe Vera
- Citric Acid
Your skin works harder overnight to repair itself than during the day. Your skin also tends to get dryer at night when it gets colder and even more so if you have the heater on. This is the perfect time to wear a lightweight overnight masks such as (AESOP, SOFT, SUMMER FRIDAYS).
Cleansers and face washes remove dirt, oil, and impurities from your skin. This includes natural oils
Don’t Over Exfoliate
Although it's beneficial to exfoliate once or twice a week, too much of it can strip your skin barrier and cause more dryness.
This goes without saying but just want to mention it here because staying hydrated will actually help your skin as well.