Cold Weather Skin Savers
While the calendar might say it’s spring, the weather outside is still cold and dreary. My skin has been acting up, getting dry and sensitive on my cheeks and forehead. Since I know I can’t be the only one who is having this problem, I thought I’d share with you what I’ve been finding helpful as we limp our way to warmer weather.
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I first use Neutrogena Oil-Free Gentle Eye Makeup Remover to take off my eyeshadow and mascara. Since I’m having problems with both dryness and acne, I wash my forehead and my cheeks with Shea Moisture Peace Rose Oil Complex Sensitive Skin Facial Cleansing Oil and my nose and chin with Biore Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser. While I still use Paula’s Choice SKIN PERFECTING 2% BHA Liquid to exfoliate, I have been using a regular ol’ washcloth to physically exfoliate the dryness on my cheeks.
Next, I dab FRESH Rose Face Mask on my still moist cheeks, hop in the shower, and then wash the mask off after five minutes or so. I’ve found this mask really helps increase the moisture levels on my cheeks and around my eyes.
On top of my regular EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46 sunscreen in the morning or over Paula’s Choice CLINICAL 1% Retinol Treatment at night, I apply Aveeno Ultra-Calming Nourishing Night Cream. This cream is much heavier than any lotion or cream I usually use. I think it does a good job hydrating my drier areas, especially when my skin is feeling very sensitive and other lotions sting when I put them on.
Adding these products to my routine has been a simple way to help address my cold weather skin needs. What I love most about them is that they don’t take up too much time, are fairly inexpensive, and actually work. How can you beat that for a trio of reasons?
What products do you recommend when the cold weather dries out your skin?