Protecting Your Skin in Winter

Protecting Your Skin in Winter

As winter arrives and the weather shifts, people may encounter more than just rosy cheeks. The colder months often bring dryness, flaking, irritation, cracking, and even eczema to the skin. Moving between the chilly outdoors and cozy indoors can quickly lead to skin dryness. Combat these effects with five simple steps to heal, prevent, and protect your skin from winter damage.


Transition to a richer moisturizer during the winter months, incorporating products with hyaluronic acid and AHAs to attract and retain skin moisture. Opt for non-comedogenic, heavy moisturizers, or consider an oil-based option for an added protective layer against the harsh elements. For combination skin, the Vitamin C Moisturizing Oil is an excellent choice, while those with dry skin can enhance moisture retention by layering with our Needle-less Hyaluronic Acid Serum Syringe.


Make a habit of drinking ample water daily, particularly in winter. The skin, being our largest organ, relies on proper hydration for its cells to function optimally. Adequate water intake supports overall body function, supplying the skin with essential tools to maintain strength and health. Consistent hydration contributes to the skin's overall well-being, promoting a youthful and radiant appearance.


Given that the skin on your hands is thinner and has fewer oil glands, it's prone to extreme dryness and cracking in winter. Prioritize nighttime care by applying a rich cream and consider using hydrating gloves while you sleep. Keep a moisturizing cream on hand during the day, reapplying as needed, especially after washing your hands. Opt for Hydrating Hand & Body Lotion for the right balance of moisture without a greasy feel. When braving the outdoors, shield your hands with dry gloves to protect the delicate skin from the harsh wind and cold—avoid exacerbating dryness by putting damp gloves on already irritated skin.


Sunscreen isn't reserved for summer – apply SPF at least 20 minutes before heading outdoors. Even on cloudy days, beware of UVA rays, known as the "aging" rays, which penetrate deeply and contribute to signs like lines, wrinkles, sagging, and collagen loss. Don't underestimate the sun's impact – it can reflect off snow up to 80%. Prioritize protection to prevent unseen but serious damage to your skin.

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