Don’t forget the sunscreen.
Many people think that sunscreen is only used in the summer season but really,sunscreen should be used on your face year-round.
This is why you will find most skincare companies include sun protection factor (SPF) in their facial moisturizing products.
Even in the cloudy winter season, your skin is exposed to the sun. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, you are able to get sunburned even on cloudy days, in fact up to forty percent of the sun’s UV rays reach the earth on cloudy days. Make sure to protect your face and hands.
Peel back on the facial peels.
Facial peels on skin that is already dry and damaged are not always ideal. Avoid harsh masks, peels and alcohol-based toners or astringents that can further dry out the skin.
These products can strip the skin of the already scarce oils on your face.
A MedicineNet article informs readers that basic dry skin prevention steps include avoidance of harsh soaps and chemical cleansers.
Good for products that are “hydrating,” opposed to clay-based products that draw out moisture from the face.
These quick tips could be the deal breaker to ending your battle with dry, winter skin!
Shelby Pauling is an Economics major, Mathematics minor student at Spelman College from Chicago, Illinois. When Shelby is not studying, she ignites her creative side by researching upcoming health and beauty trends. Shelby’s understanding for the importance of health literacy in the black community led her to join Spelman College’s NAACP Chapter and the Health Careers Club, where she indulges in conversations and community service activities focused on stimulating dialogue amongst her peers and local Atlanta residents.