During the winter months, it’s common to suffer from dry skin. It’s something all skin types have to face from the dry air and cold weather. It’s good to try to get ahead of it and beat the flaky skin from cold temperatures. On top of irritated skin, fine lines, skin condition and a damaged skin barrier are common issues in skin health to face. Definitely visit a board-certified dermatologist if you’re facing worries bigger than dry winter skin. Skin concern can be battled at this time of year! There are plenty of skincare products with vitamins and active ingredients to help with seasons change. Make yourself a personalized skin care routine, now is the best time! Here are my top 10 moisturizers to face the cold season.
Shopping for your skin type is essential! For instance, if you have dry skin, you’ll want to go for a cream-based moisturizer, richer moisturizer or thick cream to keep as much moisture as possible retained. While those who have oily skin will want to stay away from oil-based moisturizers and opt for a lighter option, such as gel moisturizers. Aloe vera could even be a great, light weight option.
On top of focusing on your skin type, making sure to protect or fix your skin’s barrier is essential! We want to retain our natural moisture as well as prevent any moisture loss. Petroleum jelly or a B5 cream can be topped to your moisturizer at night to slug. It’s what TikTok is calling it, at least! It locks in moisture from your routine. Wait a bit to go to bed because it can get sticky. But do not slug when using retinol, that is my biggest note!
Skincare is pricey! I whole-heartedly believe our skin is an investment, and a great one at that! We all want to look and feel our best and that comes with a price. While there are plenty of fantastic products on the market at an affordable price, there are also a few great ones that happen to be pricier and they do work a little better. You get what you pay for sometimes, but our skin is everything. It’s our face and the health of your skin is something that’s even more important than getting cheap products that have terrible or unsafe ingredients. You’ll know what the right products for you are, because nobody knows you better than yourself. But aim to go for options that are unscented and have better ingredients.
Finally, this is another category to really consider. Some products work super well and are pricey, but they come in tiny packaging. While there is another product available that is maybe a step down from that option, but it comes in a larger package. What’s worth it? The one that is almost as good and has tons of product included! We have to weight the pros and cons and in this case, size might win.
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