You may notice that along with rosy cheeks and snowflake-kissed eyelashes, winter also results in dry, cracked or chapped skin. Winter air is drier and humidity is lower. This weather change, coupled with dry indoor temperatures from heaters, zaps our skin’s moisture. That’s why we’re sharing these skin-saving winter tips with you/
Switch Up Your Exfoliation: Regularly exfoliating during winter months can be great for skin! It sloughs off all those dry, dead skin cells to banish dull skin and reveal a glowing complexion. However, physical exfoliants – the kind that use granules to physically scrub off dead skin cells – can be too harsh for already vulnerable winter skin and result in damage or further dryness. Instead, try a chemical exfoliator. Don’t let the name scare you. It’s actually a formula that uses alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), beta hydroxy acids (BHAs), or enzymes to gently dissolve the top layer of dead skin and wash it away. This is a much kinder exfoliation method for dry skin and won’t lead to more flakes. And, you don’t have to overdo it! Exfoliating 2-3 times per week is plenty.
Start Using Eye Cream: From lightening up dark circles, to smoothing out those pesky little lines and crow’s feet, eye cream nourishes and moisturizes the delicate skin around your eyes to treat signs of aging (or prevent them before they start!). Keep eyes healthy and youthful by making sure your moisturizing game is on point! Use an eye cream or serum in your AM and PM routine to battle winter dryness throughout the day. Try the Estala Revitalizing Eye Cream for best results.
Go For Richer Moisturizer: You may have noticed that tight, itchy feeling across your back. A snowstorm of dry skin on your arms and legs. That’s all winter dryness.. The lotion you smoothed onto shaved legs in the summer? That lightweight, mostly-water formula that was good for hot weather because you were already sweating? It may not do as much for skin in winter. If you find your skin just soaks up lotion, look for a richer formula containing fatty lipids (like shea butter) to give your skin a good moisture barrier.