Cold temperatures, short days with long nights, and gusting winds are just a few of the not so pleasant characteristics associated with the upcoming winter months. One of the things that takes the hardest hit in the winter is peoples’ skin. Dry skin is a very common skin problem and is often worse during the winter. The low temperatures and harsh winds easily deplete moisture, and so do heating sources like furnaces. It is essential to use specific skincare products and develop a regime in order to combat some of the harsh seasonal effects that winter can have on our skin. Where does one acquire these winter defense products? L’Occitane!
In order to avoid dry skin, it might be necessary to temporarily change your habits. As nice as it may feel, long hot showers and baths quickly deplete skin of moisture, so try showering or bathing with lukewarm water. If you can’t sacrifice warm water in the winter, try keeping your showers short and only showering once a day. You can also combat loss of moisture by adding a few teaspoons of olive, lavender or almond oil to your bath. Also, a adding a great cleanser like L’Occitane’s Immortelle Brightening Cleansing Foam will improve the evenness and radiance your skin.
The goal of avoiding dry skin is to add moisture to your skin, and keep it there. For that, look for lubricating ingredients such as plant and mineral oils, shea and coco butter and silicones, which softens and smooth while retaining moisture. Choose a product like Shea Butter Body Lotion, which softens and smooths while retaining moisture.
Treating and preparing your skin for winter only takes a little bit of caution and preparation, and you don’t have to break the bank to do it! Drugstore products can be just as effective as high-end beauty stores, and you can buy oils to create your own treatments.
Do you have a favorite moisturizer or home remedy for skincare?