The reason for opening my skincare business was to primarily focus on the related issues dealing with Black American skin conditions.
One thing I recognized is the impact of winter weather on the skin.
Winter is the time of the year when clients are constantly moving back and forth between the chilly outdoors and heated indoors. This alternating of dry hot and cold air can strip skin of it’s natural oils. The effects on the skin may result in dehydration, dryness, dull, itchy, irritated and flaky.
If you notice flakes or dry patches, it means two things:
1) you’re not exfoliating enough
2) your moisturizer isn’t providing adequate seasonal
Upgrade your facial cleanser to a healthier choice for the cold-weather season. I recommend using a hydrating soap-free or cream based cleanser to gently remove dirt and impurities. These types of products are beneficial in soothing extremely dry, itchy skin.
Foaming cleansers and bar soap contain surfactants, foaming type agents that cause drying and irritation to the skin. Skin loses the ability to retain moisture, which means that it can become dehydrated and feel tight and uncomfortable, so use a gentle cleanser.
Use lukewarm water to cleanse. It’s important to take extra care since