Why do we need to switch our skincare routine during winter?

For all those of you who are keeping a strict skincare routine, the winter is just the right time to make certain changes. The winter season is the harshest season for the skin, with the cold air, winter, and pollution affecting our skin. That is why the skin needs a different take on the routine that you have been practicing so far, and it involves different products.

If you still have not done your switch, here is everything you need to know on how to do it and keep your skin and face in the best possible condition during this winter season:

Step 1: Cleansing

Switch: From gel cleanser to cream cleanser

Cleansing is the first and important step into the regular skincare routine. It removes the dirt from the face, and it is done daily. However, in winter, try to avoid too much cleansing because it can dry the skin. The gel cleanser that has worked for you through the entire summer should be switched with a cream cleanser because it has infused moisturizing cream that will keep the skin hydrated.

Step 2: Exfoliation

Switch: From lighter physical exfoliants to stronger exfoliants

Regular exfoliation is extremely important during the wintertime. It removes all the dead and dry cells on the skin, unclogs the pores, and makes space for the glowing complexion to come out. While the physical exfoliants work great for the summer, in the winter, the skin needs something stronger and that comes in the form of harsher scrubs that will deep-clean the skin. however, this might dry the skin, so try not to exfoliate the face more than 2 times a week.

Step 3: Moisturizing

Switch: From lightweight moisturizer to a rich cream

Moisture and hydration of the skin is the final step that keeps the skin glowing, radiant, and healthy. During the summertime, the hot weather requires using lighter and gel-based creams that provide that non-greasy appearance. However, the lower temperatures can be quite harsh for the skin. That is why a stronger and richer cream is the best solution if you want to keep your skin protected.

Add: Face oils & Serum

Face oils and serums come in concentrations that are enriched with additional moisturizing, hydrating and anti-aging properties that come highly beneficial to the skin during the wintertime. The choice of serum can be for the treatment of the eye area, while for the face oils, and choose the natural ones.

These three steps also apply to the body skincare routine. In winter, itching and dry skin is a common feeling, which means it lacks hydration. That is why, try to switch to richer and more hydrating products in the bathing and caring routine, as well as oil-infused ones that will add to the nourishment and hydration of the skin.

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