Since I grew up in the Florida for the majority of my life, one thing I did not have to worry about was cold, dry weather. During my first winter in Atlanta, my skin was so dry and I was NOT having it. I immediately researched how I could save my skin. I am happy to report that I am now on my third winter in Atlanta and my skin is hydrated and dewy even in the harshest of weather. I’ve had a few friends complain to me of dry winter skin so I thought I’d write this post sharing what has worked for me!
I love moisturizing regularly but make it a top priority during the winter. I moisturize from top to bottom (my hair, face, body, feet, cuticles and lips). Here are my favorite moisturizers that I use during the winter
- Juice Beauty STEM Cellular Anti-Moisturizer
- Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask
- Eminence Coconut Milk Cleanser
- Cosmedix Eye Genius
- Cosmedix Illuminate and Lift
Hold off on any harsh or drying masks/peels/products.
I have a few masks that I love but don’t use during the winter because they really dry out my face. This Indian healing clay mask is one of them. Retinol products are also extremely drying so I only use them once a week and with a heavy moisturizer afterwards.
Shorten your showers
I am guilty of this! I love long, hot showers – especially in the winter. Unfortunately, long hot showers strip the skin of its natural oils and can be very drying. Try to keep your showers short and use warm water rather than hot water.
Fix Your Diet
You can fix your skin from the inside out by increasing your intake of avocados, salmon, fruit, flaxseed, and nuts. Also make sure that you are drinking lots of water!
Get Professional Help
If these tips do not help, you may want to book an appointment with a dermatologist or book a facial with an aesthetician. Professionals can help identify treatments and products that will help your dry skin!
Bonus Tip: Sunscreen
This doesn’t necessarily help dry skin but it is an important step that you can’t skip in the winter! You may feel that sunscreen is unnecessary since you aren’t outside as often in the winter and the sun may not seem as bright, but it is still VERY important to wear sunscreen every day! This Supergoop Unseen sunscreen is my favorite.
Do you have any tips that help your dry skin? Let me know in the comments below!