Winter weather can be daunting, especially for those of us with dry skin. However, with the right routine and products, keeping skin looking and feeling smooth and refreshed can be a breeze. Let’s take a look at what you can do this winter to keep that dewy glow all season long.
Why Should I Adjust My Skincare Routine in Winter?
In winter, the outside air usually holds less moisture, making it dryer and colder. These harsh conditions can lead to dry, itchy, flakey, irritated skin. Because of this, it’s important to tweak your skincare routine to help impart more moisture to your skin during these drying months.
Most people’s instincts are to double down on heavy-duty lotions and serums. However, there’s much more to winter skincare than that. Reassessing our routines, switching up our products, and changing habits can go a long way to keeping skin soothed and complexions calm this chilly season.
5 Winter Skincare Tips to Keep Your Skin Healthy
1. Invest in a Humidifier For Your Bedroom
A great way to ensure hydrated skin is to reintroduce moisture into the air during dry months. Ideally, you want the humidity level in your home to be between 30 and 50%. We recommend running overnight while you’re sleeping so you can reap its benefits effortlessly.
2. Layer Your Skincare Ingredients
Layering your skincare products effectively can make all the difference when it comes to keeping your skin hydrated and protected. You already know the importance of stacking your products from lightest to heaviest, but it’s even more essential during these chillier months. You want to ensure that your skin can absorb each product and get the full benefit of its ingredients.
3. Don’t Forget Your SPF
It might feel silly layering on sunscreen when you haven’t seen the sun in days, but protection from UV rays is still important every month of the year. These damaging rays can further irritate your already tender winter skin, so protecting against them is essential. We’d even recommend finding a sunscreen that imparts an extra dose of hydration.
4. Avoid Hot Showers
We know, we know, it’s extremely tempting to crank up the shower temp once frost starts forming on the windows. Unfortunately, too much hot water can strip your skin of its natural oils and moisture, leading to dry, irritated skin. It’s recommended to take lukewarm showers to protect your skin barrier. But if you’re like us, and can’t help but indulge in a scorching shower now and then, we recommend turning the heat down as you wash your face.
5. Switch to a Thicker Moisturizer
An easy step to keep your skin looking soft and plump is to opt for a thicker moisturizer. Look for ones that include occlusives, such as squalene and shea butter. These lock in moisture by creating a protective seal over the skin. You can also choose humectants, such as hyaluronic acid and glycerin. These are great because they are deeply hydrating but also allow the skin to breathe, reducing the likelihood of acne.
Keep Your Skin Hydrated with a HPPY Refresh Mask
Adding hydrating face masks to your winter skincare routine is another great way to add an extra dose of much-needed hydration. Our HPPY Skin Refresh Mask is packed with ultra-hydrating ingredients like aloe vera, manuka honey, cucumbers, olive-derived squalane oil, and hyaluronic acid. Plus, it’s meant to be stored in your fridge, meaning the cold application will help soothe skin that’s irritated by blustery winter winds.
Grab a Refresh Mask today and experience HPPY-er skin days.