Cold weather is here and that means your skin is in for a change. Unless you live someplace tropical, the winter months can really impact your complexion. You can protect your skin by making these simple changes to your beauty routine.
1. Much needed ingredients
Pay attention to the ingredients and opt for a boost of antioxidants to jump start collagen production. Look for products containing vitamin C, vitamin E, green tea, peptides, lipoic acid, and CoQ enzymes. Antioxidants help regulate melanin formation, increase the skin's repair rate, and encourage circulation.
2. Moisturize your air
Dry air is one of the biggest contributors to dull winter skin. Keep skin hydrated by humidifying the air around you in both your home and your office. Our skin feels balanced at 60 percent or above relative humidity, below that your skin starts to get dehydrated. Sleep with a humidifier in the bedroom or put dishes of water nearby.
3. Use cream vs. lotions
When choosing a moisturizer for the winter, look for products that come in a jar rather than a pump. "A pump and pour bottle has a higher water content and PH base that can dry out skin," says Dr. Brooke Jackson, board certified dermatologist. The thicker formula is better suited for skin parched by chilly winter conditions.