Cold winter weather can leave your skin dry. Rapidly changing temperatures, hot to cold from indoors to outdoors and harsh wind can affect our skin's barrier, and not exfoliating enough can do a number on even normally well-behaved skin. Many find it in spring that they aged in the winter, but sadly, it already passed.
Fortunately, there’s still time to ensure a hydrated, glowing complexion before winter goes. Here is our easy guide for preventing, soothing, and dealing with dry skin in a daily routine.
1. Jojoba oil
Jojoba oil has a variety of healing properties that may make it effective in treating skin conditions like acne, eczema, and psoriasis. You can enjoy its benefits by using it as a cleanser, moisturizer, or spot treatment. It can typically be used anywhere on your body, including your face, without being diluted. If you have dry skin, you could use jojoba oil daily or even twice per day. If you have oily skin, try using it every other day or mixed in with a moisturizer to avoid overdoing it.
Rich in vitamins and minerals, this ingredient moisturises skin while protecting it from environmental stressors. It controls sebum production breaking down whiteheads and blackheads inside the pores removing not only makeup but also impurities deep under the skin.
Made of 7 types of plant based natural oils such as Jojoba Seed Oil, Geranium Oil, Rosemary Leaf Oil, etc and Shea Butter to provide a gentle yet intense hydrating effect.
2. Glycolic Acid or lactic acid
Dead skin cells that clog up our pores also tend to stick around on the surface - which can lead to a general dullness, as well as settling into fine lines.
When we’re younger, our naturally faster skin cycle counteracts this to a great extent, but as we age and our skin cycle slows down, newer cells are produced at a slower rate, and the defunct dead cells tend to stick around longer.
By using a gentle exfoliant like Glycolic Acid or lactic acid, the old cells are encouraged to detach from the newer, more vibrant cells, leaving your face looking radiant.
The expert suggests swapping a gentle formula for your regular cleanser two to three times a week. If you're new to chemical exfoliants, you can work up to using it gradually rather than overdoing it at the beginning.
Your skin needs time to heal especially at a time like this. When I say heal, I literally mean heal its wound. Your skin gets minor scratches that may not be visible by the bare eye from the strong, cold wind and cannot heal properly due to the lack of moisture in your skin. The perfect remedy is cica-cream. Cica- (or “Centella asiatica”) has been used originally as ointment for scars and wounds that has evolved into a K-beauty skincare revolution.
Niacinamide reduces inflammation , which may help ease redness from eczema, acne, and other inflammatory skin conditions. Minimizes pore appearance. Keeping skin smooth and moisturized may have a secondary benefit — a natural reduction in pore size over time. Regulates oil.
Formulated with rice extract and niacinamide, this overnight mask leaves dull, flaky skin baby smooth and brightened overnight.
It is also rich in vitamin B and powerful antioxidants, which will boost collagen production and improve skin elasticity. Use this serum before the rice cream to double the effect.
5. Humidify your room
Everyone knows drinking water is important to hydrate our skin. And what about the dry air? The drier the air, the drier the skin. To maximise the amount of water in the air, placing a humidifier in the room where you spend the most time, which, in many cases, is the bedroom. “A cool air humidifier increases the moisture level in the air,” helping skin’s barrier stay hydrated, she says. In addition, be sure the heat is kept on low or at a moderate temperature to avoid extra dryness in the air.