As a wise, strapping warrior warned: “Winter is coming.” Harsh cold can cause a mess in your complexion, while you may not have White Walkers to fear while braving the elements. “As winter temperatures fall and the air gets drier, your skin pays the price,” says Dr. Joshua Zeichner, a dermatologist and director of cosmetic and clinical research at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City. In frigid conditions, he explains, the skin is less able to protect itself. “This can lead to cracks in the outer layer of skin, loss of hydration, and ultimately, inflammation,” he says.
Lots of us can benefit from a skincare improvement to combat the blustery months. To counter the drying effect, Zeichner and Dr. Jennifer MacGregor, a clinical professor of dermatology at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City and dermatologist at Union Square Laser Dermatology, suggest using thicker moisturizers equipped to help protect the skin’s barrier. Another skin saver? Kinder, gentler cleansers (rather than harsh exfoliating or foam formulas), since skin irritation can grow along with dryness in winter months.
Ultimately, an effort to hyper-hydrate and soothe the skin should never come at the cost of ditching daily sunlight protection. Sure, you may not see as a lot of the sun during the next couple of months, but UVA rays — the aging and cancer-causing beams that penetrate through windows and clouds, and into the deepest layer of skin — are still kicking, all day, daily.
Other types of winter war, and holiday shoppers, here’s the best way to keep your skin radiant — even in the shortest and darkest of days, as you gear up to do battle with the components.
I love the change of seasons and everything that comes with it. The crisp air is so refreshing, and it’s fun to bundle up! Winter signifies a change in wardrobe—swimsuits, sundresses and short shorts go to the back of the closet and out come long pants, cozy sweaters and anything with wool. Any time I can put on some fuzzy socks and a comfy sweater I’m a happy camper! One downside of winter can be the effects of cold weather on your skin. Just as you winterize your wardrobe, you must also winterize your skin. Here are some simple winter skin care tips to help your skin look fabulous, even on the coldest, windiest days!
During cold weather, your skin is exposed to so many factors that can affect it. Think about being inside with the heat blasting and fireplace on. Or, worse yet, think about driving your car with the heater blowing hot air all over your face. Going inside and outside, from the hot to the cold temperature extremes throughout the day can wreak havoc on your skin. Credits: 6 Simple winter skin care tips everyone can use! | Herbalife Beauty
I’m sure you’ve already noticed, but right now is a tough time of year forskin—the shift from harsh summer sun exposure to harsh cold winds and dry air can leave your skin parched, irritated, and the opposite of glowy. Wondering how to update your skin care routine and face winter looking pretty? We asked celebrity makeup artist Matin to share his favorite secrets to keeping clients’ skin smooth and radiant during this transitional season.
1. Gentle exfoliation. It can be tempting to scrub away at flaky, itchy skin with something abrasive, but overzealous exfoliation can do much more harm than good this time of year. “You don’t want something that’s going to leave micro scratches on the skin,” Matin explains. Instead, try a gentle product that dissolves dead skin away using ingredients like lactic and/or glycolic acid. Matin’s favorite:Immunocologie Exfoliating Lotion. “It can be used daily and just kind of sucks off the dead skin, bringing it back to a healthy glow,” he says. Credits: Winter Skin Care Tips From a Celebrity Makeup Artist: Lipstick.com
The change in weather affects your skin very much. Winter season always comes with cold winds, and that means the threat to your natural skin moisture, leaving your skin dry, pale and dull.
Especially in winter when the weather is cold and dry the moisture inside the skin decomposes very quickly and the skin is much more exposed to bacteria and germs. The skin becomes dull, dark and loses its original color. Credits: Men and women skin care tips in winter season – iTips
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