- Switch To Cream or Oil Cleanser: Gel or foaming cleanser can be drying so switch to cream or oil cleansers that won’t strip the skin of moisture. Look for a cleanser that doesn’t contain lauryl sulfate, which produces a rich lather that can strip the skin of essential oils.
- Easy On Exfoliation: As skin-cell production slows down in the winter, dead skin cells build up more quickly. However, skin is more sensitive due to the same elements. Use a non-abrasive exfoliator (these are with AHA, fruit acids, BHA) rather than a physical/grainy scrub that can damage sensitive skin. How much you need to use depends on your skin. Generally, once a week is enough.
- Step Up Hydration: You need increased levels of hydration in the cold weather, so simply swap your lightweight face cream for a richer one. Look for a cream that contains hyaluronic acid, which attracts and locks moisture in your skin. If you’re already using a richer night cream, just start using it for day as well.
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