The warm spring days might be around the corner, but it remains *pretty chilly* across the nation. This means that many people are still dealing with the dry skin that often accompanies the cold season.
@skincareandboba moisturizer is the only reason why my skin still exits#winterskincare #skintokmemes ♬ original sound – Kat Grimez
Is this you? Help is at hand! Here are five dermatologist-approved tips to help you conquer this skin concern and restore your complexion.
1. Change how you cleanse
This applies to your face and body. Despite how tempting it is, use lukewarm rather than piping-hot water, since excessively hot water can strip the natural oils from your skin. Afterwards, pat your skin dry gently, rather than rubbing it, and apply lotion straight away, while your skin is still damp, to seal it in.
2. Switch up your formulas
If you struggle with chronically dry, flakey, itchy skin, you probably aren’t using the right formulas. Your cleansing might be too intense so you could change to a gentle oil or cream cleanser. Body lotion might also not be rich enough and you should instead use a body oil, butter or balm.
3. Look for specific ingredients
Some skincare ingredients are just better than others when it comes to providing sufficient nourishment to parched skin. These include hydration staple, hyaluronic acid, as well as glycerin and petrolatum. On the natural side, we’ve got rosehip seed oil, squalane, lanolin and shea butter. Add these to your routine to boost your moisture level.
4. Update your space
A major culprit behind dry, uncomfortable skin is the environment. In summer, the air conditioners at the office make the space – and our skin – colder and drier. This is the same thing that happens when we’re exposed to winter air. Investing in a humidifier can add moisture back to the air and keep skin healthy.
5. Make some dietary changes
What we eat plays a bigger role than you might think in the overall health and radiance of our skin. Staying hydrated is crucial to keep your skin’s hydration levels in check and your complexion plump. Eating enough omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon, olive oil, nuts and seeds, also contributes to a nourished and gorgeous glow.