Winter Skin Care: Solutions for Dry, Cold Conditions


By Kylie Ora Lobell

Winter is coming, which means that high winds, dry, cold air, and snow are going to be the norm for the next few months. For people with sensitive skin, this can mean feeling uncomfortable throughout the whole season.

If your skin suffers when the temperatures drop, a few easy changes to your winter skin care routine can improve your situation. Aside from staying hydrated, going to the dermatologist, and wearing sunscreen (like you do all year), there are other tips you should take into consideration to keep your sensitive skin feeling healthy and refreshed:

Stay Moisturized

When harsh winds are blowing and you’re turning up the heat in your home, you’re bound to end up with dry skin. That’s why it’s extremely important to moisturize.

To keep your face soft and supple, try the Ultra Facial Moisturizer by Kiehl’s Since 1885. This product is for all skin types and absorbs in an instant. It’s made with squalane, which is an emollient from olives, as well as oils from avocados, sweet almonds, and apricot kernels. Best of all, it doesn’t leave residual oils—which means your face will be ready for makeup as soon as it’s absorbed.

Pamper Your Pillow

You may wake up in the morning and notice that your skin doesn’t look great. It just doesn’t make sense, though! You took off your makeup and put on night cream and moisturizer before bed.

Winter skin care isn’t just about using different beauty products. You may also want to swap out your pillowcase. A soft pillowcase made of natural materials, like the 100% Pure Silk Facial Beauty Pillowcase by Spasilk, is going to be kinder to your sensitive skin—and can help with that winter bed head, too.

Don’t Forget Your Beauty Rest

You may be stressed because of a number of things during winter, such as the holidays, a slushy commute, or simply not getting enough sleep. When you don’t clock the right amount of hours of rest, you’re going to appear more tired, and your skin won’t look as refreshed.

A long winter’s nap is just as important a part of winter skin care as any product. To ensure you’re sleeping (and sleeping well), track your hours with the UP3 Activity and Sleep Tracker by Jawbone. You will see how long you’re sleeping, as well as your movements and any disturbances. Then, you can figure out how much sleep you need, when you sleep best, or whether you should see your doctor. You can also look at your sleep stages. If you awake during lighter stages of sleep, you’ll be more refreshed—and prettier.

For dry and sensitive skin, try Kiehl's Ultimate Facial Moisturizer. Click here to scope it out on Neiman Marcus!


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