You may have found a moisturizer that works just fine in spring and summer. But if the weather conditions change, so, too, should your skin care routine. Find an “ointment” moisturizer that’s oil-based, rather than water-based, because the oil has a protective layer on the skin that will create more moisture than a cream or lotion reserves.
But choose your oils with care because not all oils are suitable for the face. Instead, look for nonclogging oils such as Argan Rain Argan Oil, mineral oil, evening primrose oil, or almond oil. Shea oil is controversial because it can clog facial pores.
Sunscreen is not just for the summer. Winter sun can still damage your skin. Try applying sunscreen to your face and your hands about half an hour before going out. Again far too often apply if you stay outside for a long time.
Hook Up The Humidifier
Central heating systems (as well as space heaters) blast hot dry air in our homes and offices. Humidifiers get more moisture in the air, which helps prevent your skin from drying out. Place several small humidifiers throughout your home; they help disperse the moisture more evenly.
Lubricate Your Feet
Yes, those minty foot lotions are lovely in the hot summer months, but in winter, your feet need stronger stuff. Try finding lotions that glycerine or petroleum jelly in place thereof. And use exfoliants to get the dead skin on a regular basis; that helps any moisturizers you use to sink in faster and deeper.
If your facial skin is dry, then you should avoid doing harsh peeling and using alcohol-based toners or astringents, all of which can strip vital oil on the surface of the skin. Instead, the finding of a cleansing milk or mild foaming cleanser, a toner without alcohol, and masks that are “deep moisturizing,” rather than on the basis of clay, which is the tendency to attract moisture from the face. And use them a little less often.