The winds are changing and the temperature’s dropping – which means Winter is just around the corner! As beautiful as the snow is, we can’t help but dread its side effects.
From dry, itchy skin to the rapid appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, the harsh winter air can wreak havoc on the skin. Thankfully, all you need to do is to make a few swaps and additions to your current skin care routine to reverse the situation and keep it protected for the rest of the season.
Organic Skin Care Tips for Winter
Any skin care routine begins with a good cleanse. But using the right cleanser is also as important. During winter, the cold, frigid air can cause the skin to be extremely dry and hypersensitive.
Using the wrong cleanser can aggravate the skin’s current condition, and cause premature aging and wrinkles (gasp!).
Choosing a gentler alternative, preferably with zero surfactants and alcohol (the drying type) is a step in the right direction. Alcohol and surfactant-laden cleansers typically have a high alkaline pH level, which leaves the skin dry and dull.
PRO TIP: Using a gentle cotton cloth or towel after rinsing is vital as well, so as not to irritate the skin.
We know what you’re thinking – won’t exfoliation dehydrate the skin further? Not if you do it the right way. The cold air outside and dry indoor heating can suck the moisture from your skin, causing it to dry and flake.
Exfoliating allows for new cells to regenerate and for moisturizers to penetrate, helping you achieve a much cleaner, balanced skin without irritating it.
For more oily skin types, scrubbing once a week is recommended while those with more delicate skin types can exfoliate once a month or every two weeks.
After cleansing and exfoliating, the skin’s pH is going to be slightly alkaline, hence why it looks a bit dry. Alcohol-free toners like Oway De-Stress Tonic Potion help recalibrate the skin to its optimal level, leaving you with healthier, glowing complexion.