3 Ways to Recover from Dry Winter Skin

by / Saturday, 30 January 2016 / Published in Skin Care

Once the holidays are over and snow is still falling, it can not only make you crave a really long beach vacation but it can make your skin crave moisture as well. Winter is one of, if not THE hardest season on your skin. Harsh winds, dry air, and low temperatures can make your skin feel damaged, dry, and just downright uncomfortable. In order to ensure that your skin, especially around your face, recovers properly from dry winter skin, try these following tips.

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  1. Moisturize
    One of the best and most effective ways to help your skin recover from winter is to moisturize both morning and night. If you already use a moisturizer but it’s still not working properly, switch to something thicker like a face cream. Face creams in particular are designed to help your skin retain moisture so that it doesn’t crack, flake off, or even bleed. When looking for a facial moisturizer, look for a fragrance free, dermatologist tested lotion like Cetaphil— this shouldn’t cause you to break out or have an adverse reaction.
  2. Use a Gentle Cream Cleanser
    If you suffer from acne or if your skin typically isn’t sensitive or susceptible to breaking out, then you might normally use a cleanser that contains salicylic acid. However, salicylic acid will only cause your skin to dry out more and can even cause it to reel extremely irritated. While your skin is in this state of recovery, switch to a gentle cream cleanser— these cleansers will help to calm your skin while cleaning it.
  3. Cover Up When Going Outside
    Another way to properly heal and recover from dry winter skin is to cover up your face when you go outside on a windy day. Wind can damage your skin and cause it to feel as if it has been rubbed raw. However, by covering up properly you can prevent it from being exposed to these harsh elements.

By moisturizing, using a gentle cream cleanser, and covering up when going outside, you can help your skin to recover properly from winter. To learn more about skin care, contact our office today!