Winter has its own charm; cold weather, woollies, and snow seem dreamy to look forward to. However, winter comes in with the cold air that drops humidity levels as outdoor temperatures cool. When combined with dry indoor heat, this seasonal change can take a toll on your skin, particularly dry, eczema, and anti-aging skin, if proper skincare changes are not made to your routine.
The good news is, you can prevent dry winter skin naturally and transform the way your skin looks and feels at any age, using the tips outlined below.
Dry skin is the most common in winter: during the cold weather, our body tries to hold in heat by narrowing the blood vessels. As a result, the outer layers of the skin become dehydrated and dull. The dry skin may worsen from mild roughness to flaking or even cracking—moreover, dry air and low humidity trigger conditions like eczema.
In addition, fine lines and wrinkle formation has been linked to dryness. As the skin loses moisture, fine lines & wrinkles become more visible. Therefore, windy winter weather can often wreak havoc on aging and mature skin.
So, wondering how to prevent dry winter skin naturally without using toxic ingredients? The best way to keep your skin from drying out is to make a few tweaks that boost moisture and hydration.
1. Winter is a time to switch up to a moisturizing cleanser.
Make the first move and outsmart stripping by swapping your foamy cleanser for a moisture-locking formula. In colder months, creamy cleansers work best to remove surface impurities and pores while soothing dry areas without compromising the skin's protective barrier
2. Winter is the prime time for exfoliation.
Winter is the high time of the year to exfoliate. As winter can aggravate dry skin conditions causing skin cells to die off faster, a winter skincare regimen should add exfoliation to slough off dead cells. Use a gentle exfoliating cleansing formula that effectively removes the dull, dead, flaky top layer and reveals healthy new skin hidden beneath, preventing flare-ups.
These simple steps outlined below are how to prevent dry winter skin naturally when used consistently.
Try Pure & Coco's Tangerine & Coconut Moisturizing Exfoliators enriched with the natural goodness of coconut oil that cleanses dirt buildup, & makeup and exfoliates dead skin cells. It transforms dry, eczema, and maturing skin naturally to uncover healthy skin hidden beneath.
3. Moisturizer is a must.
Rich moisturizer is a holy grail for dry, parched skin. Look for creams formulated with moisture-replenishing emollients (ex-coconut oil, mango butter). A balmy formula that helps replenish moisture and prevent water loss is great for combating winter wrath.
Moreover, winter always brings dry skin lacking in luster and glow, leaving fine lines and wrinkles more visible. Pure & Coco has introduced 6-in-1 Citrus Flora Face & Body Crème that is gentle yet effective in addressing skincare concerns in the face, eyes, neck, décolletage, and hands. This all-natural formula calms dry, itchy skin and boosts skin's natural glow while improving signs of aging with daily use.
4. Care your lips
Lips are often the first to feel the cold. So, your lips also need full attention, as chapped lips are a fact of winter's wrath. Apply hydrating lip balm regularly to preserve luscious healthy lips.
Customers love Pure & Coco's Grapefruit Moisturizing Lip Bam for its creamy, rich application and long-lasting hydration for even the driest, chapped lips.
This dry winter skin naturally routine typically starts showing results within a few days, up to a month's time with daily, consistent use. Even when the skin starts looking and feeling better, keep doing the routine for the best results.
Written by: Anuji Gunasekara for Pure & Coco, LLC | All rights reserved 2022