Cold Weather Tips for Dry Skin

If your skin is already dry, cold or windy conditions and warm indoor heating can further sap the moisture, leaving it feeling parched. Quench your skin with a nourishing routine.

  • Wash: Banish soap and use a cleanser formulated for dry skin. Once a week, gently slough using small, light strokes with a washcloth and exfoliating product.
  • Rinse: Make sure the temperature is tepid (not hot; if you prefer the heat, then keep your showers short) and always pat your skin dry — rubbing can further strip natural oils.
  • Moisturize: Use a more intensive moisturizing cream in the winter for your entire body. Apply it as soon as you step out of the shower to lock in moisture. Choose a lip balm loaded with vitamins, Shea butter, or aloe vera.
  • Replenish: After being outside or indoors for a while, refresh with a damp cloth and reapply moisturizers.

Stick with these steps for supple, healthy skin that’s comfortable throughout winter.

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