Tired of dry winter skin?Hollywoodskin
Are you looking for a remedy for your dry, itchy winter skin? No matter what moisturizer you use, there are several things to remember in order to effectively keep your winter skin soft and supple. Here are Hollywoodskin's winter skin care tips to treat and prevent dry skin throughout the winter.
Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize
Hydrating your winter skin is the best way to treat dry, itchy skin. During the winter, moisturize your face in the morning and evening right before going to bed. You'll start feeling a difference in your skin almost immediately. As you try different winter skin care products, some may have a lighter feel and others may have a greasy feel. Request samples of winter skin care products from the makeup counter and try a few before you commit. Our fave is Hollywoodskin's Night Cream Intense
Re-apply during the day
Just because experts recommend moisturizing in the morning and before bed, doesn't mean you have to limit your facial interaction to twice a day. Carry your day cream in your purse all winter-long and you'll be ready to moisturize at a moment's notice. Flaky and dry skin in the winter is caused by dehydration thanks to the artificial heat that dries the air around you.
Remember the hands and feet
Your face isn't the only thing that will crave a good moisturizing cream during the winter. Your hands and feet may also become dry and itchy during the winter, so be sure to extend your winter skin care to the rest of your body. We recommend buying pair of cotton gloves and cotton socks, from a pharmacy – most of them last for up to 25 washes. At night, use a heavier moisturizer, coconut oil or african shea butter and wrap your hands and feets in a pair of night gloves and socks, we promise, you will wake up with hands and feets as soft as a baby's.
Use a face-friendly soap
If you think you've found a great moisturizer for your winter skin care routine and your skin is still dry and itchy, your face wash may be the culprit. Products for acne-prone skin may contain acids that are drying out your skin. If you are using products for acne-prone skin, make sure to use products from the same product line. Otherwise your face wash may just be drying out your skin and counteract the moisturizer you're using. Check out Hollywoodskin's Total Acne Solution and Total Acne Solution Ultra. You will get rid of your acne without incurring an over-dehydrated skin. If you are not in need of acne preventing products, look for creamy face washes loaded with vitamin E or Shea.
Check the ingredients
Beauty products use specific ingredients to moisturize skin and add elasticity throughout the day. Similar to how we read food labels to see what chemicals we're putting into our body, we should also start reading ingredient labels to see what we're putting onto our skin. In fact, the skin is the body's largest organ. Some of the best skin care moisturizers for winter come from natural oils. Something as simple as almond oil or extra virgin olive oil can provide soothing properties to the skin. The fats in natural oils combine with the skin's essential oils to result in a smooth, soft texture. They also have antibacterial properties to protect the skin. Other oils include Shea butter, jojoba, coconut oil and rosehip seed oil.