During the winter season, cold weather and low temperatures are very tough on your skin and derive a lot of moisture away from it. The strong winter winds and indoor heat make the problem even worse and can lead to cracked and even bleeding skin. Especially, that might affect eczema and psoriasis skin conditions with frequent flare-ups and strong irritation. To help your skin to feel comfortable, stay healthy, and reduce chapping and redness, here are some helpful tips of winter skincare routine:
1. Avoid long and hot showers.
While a hot bath or shower can feel great in the winter, it can strip your skin of important oils. When possible, use warm or lukewarm water instead, including when you wash your face or hands.
2. Reconsider your cleansers.
It’s important to start your skincare routine off with a creamy or oil based (not foaming) cleanser. Elina Organics, for example, Botanical Cleanser or Makeup Removing Oil Cleanser provide your skin with extra protective lipids. Just remember to switch back to your lighter cleanser once the weather begins to warm up to prevent clogged pores and breakouts.
3. Use a richer moisturizer more often.
If you have oily skin and your daily sunscreen usually provides enough hydration, add extra moisture into your skincare routine with a hydrating serum or lotion. If your skin is dry year-round, switch to a more intense and rich cream for cooler weather.
4. Prepare your skin for outdoor activities.
You wouldn’t hit the beach without taking sun-protection precautions, and the same goes for the slopes r any other winter activities, especially since snow reflects sunlight and higher altitudes translate to more UV exposure. To shield your skin from the elements, apply a moisturizer with rich nourishing ingredients before your sunscreen to give your skin hydration and protection. I recommend ether Elina Organics Dry Complexion or Elite Formula moisturizers mixed with Skin Renewing Oil Blend for extra emollient effect. On the other side, Mermaid Elixir will help to keep the right level of hydration preventing from the skin moisture loss. Apply Sun-Shelter Moisturizer after or mix all together for more better coverage. And don’t forget the lip balm with SPF because this is delicate skin more vulnerable to cold and UV rays. Reapplying regularly is key for keeping lips smooth and soft.
5. Use a Humidifier.
Cold weather outside means artificial heat inside, which draws moisture out of your skin. Setting up a humidifier in your bedroom, office space or anywhere else you spend your time can reduce dryness and help your skin hold on to moisture.
6. Listen to your skin.
A change in climate can lead to a change in skin type. Depending on where you live (or travel) you may be “oily” in the summer and “dry” during the winter (or “oily” in Miami and “dry” in Arizona) due to the state of your skin’s barrier and might be effected with environmental factors. Any time your skin type changes, it is necessary to adjust your skincare regimen accordingly.
7. Know when to call on an expert.
Seeing skin care specialists even once is a good investment. They can analyze your skin type, troubleshoot your current skin care regimen, and give you advice on the skin care products you should be using. They can also suggest medicinal ways to address specific skin concerns when over-the-counter products aren’t working.
10% off– Winter Skin Hydrating Facial (Regular-$140) to address winter damaged skin and restore its’ functions.
10% off– Eyes and Cracked Lips Rejuvenating treatments (regular-$60- 45 minutes). Refresh eye and cracked lips skin taking away dead cells, restoring collagen grow, and nourishing delicate eye and lip skin.
$150– for a full facial treatment (regular for 1 hour-$180 and for 90 minutes-$200) Winter season is a perfect time for micro-needling, which helps to refresh and renew your old skin layers with more collagen stimulation, targeting deep wrinkles and lines, firming and toning your saggy skin areas, healing your acne/pimples scars, and helping to brighten minor/major pigmentation.
10% off– Elina Organics Skin Care Products including new products designed for the winter season: Makeup Removing Oil Cleanser, Skin Renewing Oil Blend and Leave On Under Eye Recovering Mask.
15% off– Elina Organics Body Products and Men’s Product Line.