Are you noticing skin dryness this winter season? You’re not the only one. Tightness, flaky patches, and irritation are all common symptoms of dry skin fueled by colder and drier weather this time of year. But have no fear. With just a few tweaks to your winter skin care routine, you’ll winter-proof your skin all the way until spring.

Try these top tips for combating dry, winter skin.

 

Woman moisturizing dry skin

Tip #1. Exfoliate regularly

Dry skin usually feels rough to the touch and may present flaky patches. Exfoliating regularly is always important, but even more satisfying during the winter when you can scrub away those dry patches. Exfoliation is typically recommended two to four times per week, with those with sensitive skin airing on the less frequent side, and those with very tolerant skin on a more frequent basis. One perk to exfoliation is the removal of the outer layer of dead skin cells that inhibits effective penetration of hydrating products that follow. Try Get Clean™ Crushed Bamboo Exfoliator. The addition of rosemary, calendula and cucumber soothe any irritation caused by cold, icy or windy weather.

 

Tip #2. Swap your regular moisturizer for a richer one

The best moisturizer for dry skin in the winter is one that’s a little thicker than one you use in the spring, summer and fall. It’s okay (recommended, even) to switch out your products as the seasons change and your moisturizer should be the first stop. Look for something with ingredients that support deep, long-term hydration like hyaluronic acid. We love Feel Better™ Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing Cream because it helps create an ideal environment for healthy skin.

 

Tip #3. Remember the body

Skin care isn’t just about face care. Dry skin can happen from head to toe. In fact, it may be harder to spot dry skin on the body during the cold months than during the summer due to long sleeves, coats and socks hiding areas where

Woman Moisturizing Dry Skin legs

dry patches tend to occur. Find a body moisturizer you love and remember to apply it immediately following the shower, where we tend to lose skin moisture and retention. Try SomeBODY to Love™ 4-in-1 Multi-Tasking Body Cream that targets multiple layers of the skin for maximum hydration. As a bonus, it reduces signs of aging on the body too. Who doesn’t love that?

 

Tip #4. Treat with the right ingredients

Acids can get a bad reputation for being dehydrating ingredients, but that’s not always the case. Certain acids can actually improve skin hydration and help gently break down and remove surface layer dead skin cells. Brighten It™ 10% Lactic Acid Solution has, you guessed it, lactic acid. This milk-derived ingredient helps improve the skin’s moisture content and reduces the signs of aging.

Winter weather can be tough on our skin, but with these simple tips and the right products, you can keep your skin looking and feeling its best. At ClarityRx, we understand the importance of keeping your skin healthy and hydrated all year long. That’s why we offer a variety of products that are perfect for combating dry skin in winter. From exfoliators to moisturizers, our line-up has everything you need to get your skin back to its healthy self. So if you’re looking for some new skincare solutions to help you through the winter months, be sure to check out our website or send us an email. We would be happy to help!