Read Related: Uplifting Winter FragrancesFACE Winter can be a total nightmare for your face. Dry, itchy skin, tightness and even worse conditions such as eczema or cracking are definitely not pretty. Keeping your skin hydrated and healthy during frigid temperatures has to be your goal, and it can be as simple as adjusting your wardrobe.
- Just add layers! Aside from washing and moisturizing your face as usual, complement your routine with serums and nutritive masks and oils, as they’re often more concentrated than lotions or creams. These kinds of products will help to retain moisture by creating a protective barrier highly needed outdoors and indoors—yes, artificial heaters also contribute to dryness and flakiness.
- Remember to wear sunscreen. Winter is not an excuse to stop using sunscreen. You still need high protection even if it’s cloudy or snowing—in fact, the snow glare can be especially damaging. Remember the rule: Reapply, Reapply, Reapply.
- Don’t forget your lips! More than any other area, your pout is more prone to dryness and cracking in cold weather. Exfoliate biweekly with a delicate paste of sugar and olive oil (or if you’re not a homemade gal, just buy a lip exfoliator) and make sure to protect your lips with balms or special ointments. Licking your lips doesn’t count—in fact, it actually makes them dryer.