Your regular cleanser might be too strong and stripping for the cold weather (especially if you use an exfoliating cleanser). Switch to a gentle cleanser or one for sensitive skin at least every other night when facing harsh elements to avoid over-stripping and flaky, red skin.
A hydrating mask infuses vitamins into your skin and helps increase moisture levels. These masks are usually thick and soothing and leave your skin with a beautiful glow.
Hyaluronic acid binds moisture to the skin, making it appear plumper and fuller. Try using a hyaluronic acid serum under your moisturizer each morning to lock-in hydration and keep your skin looking smooth. Although these serums can be expensive, they are worth the splurge.
After cleansing in the morning, use an antioxidant gel or cream that contains the Indian spice turmeric or curcumin (the active ingredient in turmeric). This super antioxidant helps the skin to heal and acts as an anti-inflammatory. In the winter it gives your skin added defense against the elements.
These all-purpose moisturizing products have increased in popularity. Often, these formulas are thicker than a moisturizer, but thinner than a primer. They also might contain super hydrating ingredients along with an SPF or even skin care ingredients.
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