During the cold and frigid winter months, your skin takes a beating. Cold, dry air leads to dehydrated, red, itchy and flaky skin. Just as we protect ourselves by wearing extra layers to combat the cold winter weather, we should add extra layers to our skincare routines as well. If you need to learn the basics of a proper skincare routine, read my article here.
In the winter, you should switch to a creamy cleanser because they are extra moisturizing. You will also want to use a creamier moisturizer on your skin for the the same reasons.
Facial scrubs have become a normal part of my weekly skin care regimen. I started thinking about the health of my skin in my mid-twenties. I made sure I washed all of my makeup off at night and I would use moisturizer and sunscreen as often as I felt I needed to.
During my early thirties, I developed better habits in regards to my skin, however, as I approached my forties a healthy skin care regimen became a top priority.