Winter Is Coming!!
I can sense a smile on the faces of all Game of Thrones fans. But it’s not just the Lannisters who fear the winter. People with acne prone skin too fear the winter as cold weather triggers the production of dry skin cells, which clog pores and lead to breakouts
One of the main reasons cited for acne during winter is dehydrated skin as a result of lower consumption of water.
People suffering from acne should adjust daily skin care routines during the winter season. Below are several tips on how to retain moist and healthy skin amidst the harsh bitter cold winter winds.
- Swap your cleanser
If you feel tight and dry after cleansing, switch to a milder cleanser. Use a hydrating cleanser as they cleanse and nourish the face as well.
- Do not go overboard with exfoliators/scrubs
Refrain from using exfoliating products during winters too often. You can scrub your face once a week. Too much of scrubbing may make your skin dry and eventually cause more breakouts.
- Don’t be afraid to moisturize
No matter what your skin type is oily, combination, normal or sensitive, it is ideal to use a nourishing moisturizing lotion, gel or cream during this season. Ideally, opt for a hydrating gel or lotion instead of a thick cream. Whatever moisturizer you choose, be sure it is marked noncomedogenic as they are less likely to cause pore blockages.
- Hydrate from the inside out, too
Drinking plenty of water during the wintertime is just as important as it is during warm weather. Dehydrated skin is more likely to feel tight and dry. Drink 8-10 glasses of water each day, to help keep your skin hydrated.