by Mik Hyldebrandt
There is a chill in the air, and the cooler weather not only means you need to dress warmer, but also that you need to change up your skincare routine to combat the effects of the cold weather.
Did You Know…
- Cold weather and heated indoors both suck the moisture from your skin
- First signs are dry and dull looking skin
- More severe effects are itchy and irritated skin
- Certain skin conditions can worsen in the wintertime
Switch to a milder cleanser
You need to preserve your natural skin oils in the best way possible as they hold on to the moisture in your skin. Switch your cleanser to a milder version, which cleanses gently without stripping the skin.
Annmarie Aloe Herb Cleanser, $30
Always moisturize after shaving
After shaving your skin is ‘open’ and sensitive, so it’s essential that you nourish the skin properly. Skip the alcohol aftershave splash, and switch to a calming and moisturizing balm.
L’Occitane After Shave Balm, $34
Use a barrier cream
Your skin may need an extra defense against the cold to build a barrier against it efficiently. Apart from being a great moisturizer, this one has been officially approved by an arctic expedition – how’s that for a barrier against the cold!
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream, $27.50
Consider a protective skin serum
A skin serum is very much like underwear – it’s an extra layer under what you usually wear. A skin serum can effectively moisturize and protect the skin depending on what you want from it. This one has protective and anti-aging benefits.
Lab Series Future Rescue Repair Serum, $60
Use a facial oil
Oils occur naturally in your skin, but you can wash them away, and cold weather can challenge them as well. Using a face oil is an excellent addition to your skincare routine because it deeply nourishes your skin. Doubles as a perfect remedy for your beard too!
Jack Black Epic Moisture Nourishing Oil, $32