No matter where you are in the world, the changing of the season will result in different elements in the environment messing with your skin. Luckily, there are easy ways you can protect against them! Read on to learn how you can keep your skin looking gorgeous all winter long...
1. If Your Area Is Cold And Humid (Think: NYC)
It doesn’t matter how much humidity is in the air if it’s cold – it is going to dry out your skin. This is because your body is working harder to warm your vital organs, so your blood draws away from your skin and closer to your center. Of course, this means less water and nutrients for your skin. The solution: use a face oil like Phyto Replenish Oil by Dermalogica to make up for lost moisture.
2. If Your Area Is Cold And Dry (Think: Denver)
Again, cold air is going to dehydrate your skin, but factor in dryness and things are going to get a lot worse. You’ll be at risk of not only dry, flaky skin, but also eczema and damaged capillaries. The solution: in addition to using a face oil, try a calming moisturizer like Crucial Moisture by Bioelements to relieve tight, flaky skin.
3. If Your Area is Warm And Dry (Think: Los Angeles)
Any sweat and moisture on your skin will disperse into the air rather than collect on your skin, leaving you more exposed to UV damage. The solution: use products that help strengthen the skin’s protective barrier, like Calmitude Sensitive Skin Moisturizer by Bioelements and Essential Cleansing Solution by Dermalogica.
4. If Your Area Is Warm And Humid (Think: Miami)
Your skin gets thicker in a hot climate, so it needs a little help with shedding. This is especially true since the humidity in the air around you is preventing the sweat on your skin from evaporating which traps dirt and other gross materials on your skin. The solution: use a gentle peel to eliminate dead skin cells and grime that get trapped on your skin. Try Pumice Peel by Bioelements which uses pumice crystals as a safe and natural exfoliant.
That's all there is to it -- get ready to take some gorgeous winter selfies! If you can think of anyone else who might benefit from this article, please share it.