Unless you pride yourself a die hard snow bunny, you’re probably already tired of the winter weather. Aside from slushing around, constantly brushing off your car and feeling a constant chill in your bone, cold temps can also cramp your style in a major way taking a toll on your skin and cracking your makeup. Don’t be alarmed – we have the secrets to keep your skin quenched even in the harshest weather conditions.
Try a moisturizer without an alcohol base.
Many drugstore moisturizers use alcohol as an ingredient which actually dries out the skin. Try using an all-natural moisturizer made with natural oils such as coconut oil, jojoba oil, and hemp seed oil, which will better shield your skin from the harsh winds.
Keep skin quenched with a cleanser that also has moisturizing powers.
Harsh soaps and cleansers can dry out the skin. Cerave Hydrating Cleanser on the other hand, wipes away makeup, oil, and dirt with glycerin, ceramides, and hyaluronic acid—the kind of skin-plumping and hydrating ingredients you typically find only in a moisturizing lotion.
Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate!
Exfoliating your skin with a scrub three times a week gets rid of dead skin cells, reducing the effect of dry, flaky skin.
Smooth lotion on damp skin.
There’s a three minute window once you get out of the shower to lock in moisture. So, keep your moisturizer handy. As soon as you hop out, the first thing you should do is lather up. Waiting any longer than three minutes can cause the moisture to leave your skin before you’re able to lock it in.
Use Skindinavia Makeup Finish
While Skindinavia is typically used as a makeup finishing spray, it also works great as a primer that can help lock in moisture. A must-have for dry skin types, Skindinavia holds a dewy and luminous finish while preventing makeup from drying out and cracking no matter how much the polar vortex tries to dry you out.