Do you find your skin gets drier during winter? You’re not alone! Cold winter air can really rob your skin of moisture. Once skin becomes dehydrated, dry and flaky, it becomes even more difficult to reverse and add moisture back.
Inside and Out
Dry, cold outside air (or dry, warm inside air) can really dehydrate your body and skin. If possible, run a humidifier – especially at night – to help keep moisture in the air. Also make sure you drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration, which can add to the problem.
Sticking to Christie’s Bio-Clock Activation System routine can be especially critical in the winter months! Once your skin starts to dry out it’s much harder to combat, so staying on top of your moisture regime can really help prevent problems before they start. Apply Christie’s RECAPTURE 360 + IR Defense Anti-Aging Day Cream and RECAPTURE 360 Night Anti-Aging Night Treatment to the moist skin to help lock in the moisture. The SPF sunscreen in Christie’s day cream can also help protect your skin from sunlight as it reflects off the snow during outdoor activities and winter sports. Even in the winter, it’s important to protect your skin from the sun!
Even when the weather isn’t frigid, it’s a good idea to start wearing gloves as soon as the weather turns cool and dry. Applying hand lotion before putting on gloves can really seal that moisture in! It can also protect hands from harsh, cold winds that can chap and dry hands and cuticles. Investing in a pair of touch-screen friendly gloves will prevent you from taking off your gloves every time you use your phone. They make thoughtful holiday gifts, too!
Chapped lips are also a problem in winter – licking your lips just makes the problem worse. Make sure you always protect lips with a good lip balm or emollient lipstick during the winter months. Matte lipsticks can be especially drying during this time. If your favorite color is matte, make sure to prime your lips with lip ointment and top it off with a rich gloss to keep the moisture in!