Winter wreaks havoc on every skin type. If you’re dry, you’re about to get drier. If you’re oily, your skin will produce more oil in an effort to stay properly hydrated. Worse yet, your skin’s protective barrier breaks down in the winter, which means that oil stands a better chance of turning into a breakout.
All of that is, of course, only the case when not equipped with the right regimen and strategy. Here’s a breakdown on how to winterize your skin.
1. Maximize your moisturizer
2. Use a gentle cleanser
Avoid products with sulfates and highly exfoliating ingredients like salicylic acid that can further dry out your skin. And please ditch the damn bar soap, it’s full of detergents that’ll leave your skin drier than the desert.
3. Limit hot showers
Hot showers rob your skin of the natural oils it uses to stay hydrated. Keep it warm (or lukewarm) and make it quick.