As winter arrives in Canada and the seasons switch up so should your skincare routine. The dry, cooling effect of winter weather can wreak havoc on the skin. If you want to minimize the consequences this very anti-beauty climate can do, here are some things you absolutely want to avoid doing in your skincare regimen from November through March.
Don’t Over-Wash Your Face
Be very careful with cleansers and face wash. Try to find a cleanser that is also hydrating or including a moisturizer. There are some great Derma E products in this category. When you’re overzealous washing one’s face, it’s easy to scrub and strip the face of its moisture which ultimately you want to avoid.
Don’t Skip Eye Cream
The skin under the eyes is thin and can dry up faster than any other part of your face. Don’t neglect the under-eye cream. It will not only moisturize the area but also tighten it up. There are also multiple eye creams and lotions, some perfect for mornings and others heavier and for at night.
Don’t Use Light Moisturizers
The biggest issue at this time of year is winter moisture. No matter the skin type, most people choose a heavier moisturizer for winter instead of lighter, oil-free skincare products. This is something to certainly look into as hydration levels for the skin should be kept as high as is reasonably possible.
Don’t Overdo Exfoliating
Lots of people love exfoliating because it helps to get rid of dead skin cells and gives skin a clean, fresh feel. In winter though, exfoliating too often will strip the skin of an important moisture barrier and expose it to more dryness. Ensure you exfoliate no more than once a week.
Don’t Hesitate With Body Lotion And Hand Cream
There are some great Black Friday deals on moisturizers for the hands and body. Don’t neglect skincare that isn’t your face. If your skin happens to be irritable or dry anywhere on the body, generously apply lotion or cream to it. Especially the hands, it’s an easy thing to do and will maintain a level of comfort you’re denying yourself if you don’t pay attention to the non-face regions.
Don’t Stop Hydrating
Not only is it ideal for you to have some moisturizer or a hydrating product at all times applied, hydrating by drinking water is also important. Hit your skin on the surface and internally. Lots of hydration is key to being comfortable in winter.
Don’t Forget Scarves And Face Masks
In addition to perfecting your skin care regimen, don’t sabotage yourself by not wearing face masks and/or scarves when you go out. This will help keep the moisture locked in.
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