Since the temperatures have started to plummet, winter is almost here. And while this may bring some respite for people with oily skin, dry-skinned people can expect their skin to get drier.
While you have no control over the climate, you can definitely change your skincare routine to protect your skin from dry, itchy skin this winter.
Why Does Your Skin Get Dry In Winter?
The skin contains lipids and natural moisturising factors in the outermost layer to lubricate, moisturise, and protect the skin from environmental factors. The amount of moisture present in our skin is affected by changes in temperature and humidity levels.
During summer, our skin produces excess sebum which leads to oily skin. But if the weather is cold or if you sit inside an air-conditioned room, the low humidity levels and dry air suck away the moisture from your skin leading to dryness and dehydration.
What Are the Signs of Dry Skin?
The most common sign of dry skin during winter is tight, stretchy skin that feels rough. The skin also looks duller than usual and can develop flaky skin or white patches in areas where there is no moisture.
Dry skin also tends to feel itchy and sensitive as the protective barrier weakens. If you are suffering from skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis, they may worsen during winter as well due to dryness.
How Can You Keep Your Skin Hydrated In Winter?
The best way to keep your skin hydrated during winter is by using an organic face moisturiser to replenish the lost moisture.
1. Start your routine with a gentle cleanser. It is best to pick sulfate-free facewashes which cleanse your skin without stripping its moisture. And if you are wearing makeup, use an oil-based cleanser first to remove makeup before washing your face with cleanser.
2. After cleansing your skin, spritz some toner all over your face to hydrate your skin. Toners can also help soothe skin, balance pH levels and uplift your mood with their calming aroma.
3. While your skin is still damp from the toner, apply the organic face moisturiser to your face and neck and gently rub it in to aid its absorption. The emollients in the moisturiser will help soften your skin and keep it nourished all day.
4. If your skin is extremely dry, use 2-3 drops of organic facial oil on top of the moisturiser to lock the moisture into the skin. Facial oils are deeply nourishing and also add a dewy glow to your face.
Tips For Tackling Dry, Itchy Skin in Winter
- Use cold or lukewarm water instead of hot water for your shower to avoid dehydration.
- Avoid long showers and apply your moisturiser to your skin while your skin is slightly damp to seal that moisture within the skin.
- Avoid using products with artificial fragrances or colours as they can increase the chances of skin irritation.
- To avoid flaky skin, exfoliate your skin at least 1-2 times a week to slough away the dead skin cells.
- Use a hydrating face mask once a week to brighten your rejuvenate your skin.
- Drink 8-10 glasses of water to hydrate your skin from the inside.
Top Juicy Chemistry Products For Dry Skin In Winters
- Coffee and Oatmeal Organic Soap: A cold-processed nourishing soap that gently cleanses dry, sensitive skin while preserving natural moisture and also soothing the skin.
- Aloe Vera Juice: A deeply hydrating toner made with 99.5% aloe juice that keeps skin soft, supple and hydrated while also soothing irritated, sun-damaged skin.
- Australian Sandalwood and Myrrh Night Cream: An organic moisturiser that deeply moisturises dry skin and helps delay signs of ageing.
- AHA Polishing Face Serum: A naturally activated serum rich in exfoliating acids and antioxidants that gently sloughs away dead skin cells and promotes even-toned skin.
- Saffron and Red Raspberry Facial Oil: A deeply nourishing facial oil that moisturises your skin, strengthens the skin barrier and restores’s skin’s glow.
- Kakadu Plum, Matcha and Blood Orange Face Mask: a hydrating and brightening face mask rich in vitamin C that reduces pigmentation, deep cleanses pores and improves skin texture.
Winter dryness can be easily managed by making some small changes in your skincare routine like choosing gentle cleansers and using a nourishing organic face moisturiser every day.
How often do I need ot moisturise my skin during winter?
We recommend moisturising your skin at least twice a day, once in the morning and once at night.
Can I use face oil and face moisturiser in my skincare routine?
Yes, if your skin feels extremely dry, you can use both a face oil and a moisturiser in your routine for optimum protection against dryness
Does oily skin need a face moisturiser in winter too?
Yes, oily skin can also get hydrated, so a moisturiser is a must to keep skin supple and soft.