I already am feeling my skin start to get flaky and dry out. As we transition from fall to winter, it’s time to switch over to a skincare regimen that suits the winter season. You may notice your skin becomes increasingly dry and flaky this time of year, causing cracks and dullness. You’ll find your body tries to hold in heat by narrowing blood vessels. This is our natural way of coping with the cold, but it may lead to your skin to feel extra dry. Here are 6 winter skincare changes you need to make to combat dry winter skin and maintain its natural moisture during winter:

 

 

1️⃣ Use a humidifier to keep moisture in the air

During the winter, water evaporates off of your skin at a much faster pace. To help prevent extra dryness, invest in a humidifier and make sure you drink extra water daily. A humidifier will add moisture back into the air at home, especially if you’re keen on blasting the heater. Keep the humidifier wherever you spend the most time, whether it be in your living room or bedroom. This will really help keep your skin hydrated.

 

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2️⃣ Moisturize more frequently

Since the humidity significantly decreases in the winter, it’s clear you need to replenish and moisturize your skin more regularly. Use a thicker body cream, instead of just a lotion. Pay special attention to your hands, because they will feel even more dry due to excessive washing especially during cold and flu season. Apply a hand cream after washing your hands. Also, apply a body cream after showering and one more time during the day. Body oils are also really good for hydrating your skin.

 

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If you’ve got sensitive skin, try the following:

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3️⃣ Limit shower time and decrease temperature

You may be tempted to take a longer, hotter shower to fight the cold weather. However, contrary to how good it may feel, it’s actually worse for your skin. The hot water evaporates fast, which may cause your skin to crack and once exposed to the air will feel like little cracks or paper cuts in your skin. If your skin starts to turn red while showering, then it is too hot. Try a lukewarm shower instead of excessively hot and try to keep it under 10 minutes long. Avoid hot baths as well. Your skin will thank you, as it is far less irritating. Be sure to moisturize immediately after showering.

 

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4️⃣ Switch to gentle cleansers

It’s important to use more gentle products during the winter. You want to avoid using products that will strip away moisture from the skin. Try to use a more bland cleanser and body wash, opting for fragrance-free which will be less irritating and help your skin retain its natural oils. Be sure to look for the label “fragrance-free”, not just “unscented”. Choose more cream-based cleansers and apply toners sparingly. Look for products with ceramics and glycerin which help protect your skin’s moisture barrier.

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5️⃣ Apply sunscreen

It’s crucial that you continue to use sunscreen, even when the sky looks gray and cloudy. It’s actually as important to apply sunscreen to your skin in the winter as it is in the summer. It’s a common misconception that you only need sunscreen in the summer. The sun can still permeate the clouds and cause damage in winter. So, before going outside, apply a moisturising sunscreen (at least SPF 15 or higher) to all exposed skin, including the hands, neck, and face. Sun protection should be an everyday skincare regimen, not just for sunny days.

 

The key to keeping your skin healthy in the colder season is keeping it hydrated and moisturized. If you tend to get dry, irritated skin during the winter, be sure to follow the above tips like taking not-so-hot showers, switching to cream instead of lotion, and drinking more water. Be sure to try one of these 4 hydrating facials in Hong Kong that are the special treat your skin needs. It takes a little more tender love and care to keep it glowing this time of year.

 

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I already am feeling my skin start to get flaky and dry out. As we transition from fall to winter, it’s time to switch over to a skincare regimen that suits the winter season. You may notice your skin becomes increasingly dry and flaky this time of year, causing cracks and dullness. You’ll find your…