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Why is my skin different in winter?

What does winter do to your skin?


When the weather gets colder, the humidity drops outside and inside our homes.  Turning up the temperature creates dry heat and takes moisture out of the air.  This can disrupt the skin barrier. 

Dry cold air can cause dry, itchy skin especially those who deal with conditions like eczema and psoriasis.  It can also make fine lines and wrinkles more noticeable.

What can we do to keep our skin happy in winter?

We don’t need to completely change our skincare routine but we can make a few changes to better accommodate our skin’s needs. 

Facial Cleanser: Use a cleanser that is gentle and adds moisture rather than taking it out.  Avoid products with alcohol, as these can dry your skin.  

Ativo recommendations: Soothing Cream Cleanser, Amor Hydrating Cleansing Oil, Pura Clarifying Cleansing Oil

 

Facial Moisturizer: Lighter lotions and moisturizers may not be enough to protect your skin from the colder winter elements.  Switch to heavier creams, oils or balms. 

Ativo recommendations: Restore Facial Cream, Vital C Vitamin C Cream, Waterless Beauty Balm, Radiant Hydrating Facial Oil, Miracle Facial Oil

 

Barrier Protection: It is important to protect our skin against the winter elements.  Using a hydrating facial oil or balm creates a barrier between your skin and the cold and windy weather.  These products can lock in the moisture to prevent the cold elements from wreaking havoc on your skin.

Ativo recommendations: Waterless Beauty Balm, Radiant Hydrating Facial Oil, Miracle Facial Oil

 

Lip Care: Chapped lips are a common winter woe. Keep your lips soft and hydrated by applying a nourishing lip balm regularly. Look for ingredients like cocoa seed butter and coconut oil.

Ativo recommendation: Nourishing Lip Balm

 

Winterizing your skincare routine is essential to keep your skin healthy and comfortable.  By making a few adjustments to your skincare routine you can enjoy radiant, hydrated skin all winter long!

 

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