Should You Change Your Skincare Routine this Winter?
The cold months are right around the corner and you may be wondering if that means you should switch up your skincare routine. The short answer is yes, but this blog post will dive deep into why you should change your skincare routine and what specific changes you should make.
Why should you change your skincare routine during the winter?
When the weather cools down, the air gets drier, which impacts the skin. The dry and cold air causes the skin to become dry and flaky, so the most important change anyone can make during the winter months is to increase hydration to the skin.
The skin needs moisture in the winter months because the low humidity outdoors and indoors affects the skin's hydration. The harsh, dry winds of winter can also cause windburn, which dries out and reddens the skin.
What specific changes should you make to your skincare routine?
The best way to increase hydration to the skin during winter time is to use more products that contain humectants such as hyaluronic acid, because humectants pull the moisture from the air and bring it into the skin. Another good way to increase hydration is by using moisturizers that are made for dry skin.
Our Collagen Moisturizer is a great addition to your skincare routine during the colder months because it contains emollients and humectants which work to hydrate, soften, and protect your skin from dryness. Specifically formulated for fast absorption means this face cream won't feel greasy or heavy under makeup and it's long lasting moisturization is perfect to use before bed.
Another great way to switch up your skincare routine for the winter is to increase how many times you exfoliate your skin. Exfoliation during the winter times is important because dead skin cells reduce the amount of absorption you get from the products you apply which increases winter dryness and irritation. Exfoliating your skin prevents this. The best practice during the winter months is 3-4 times a week.
At Touch, we have many different products that contain exfoliating ingredients. You can choose from our Glycolic Acid toner, Glycolic Acid pads, or the microdermabrasion scrub. As one of the best ingredients for exfoliating, glycolic acid exfoliates the skin while retaining moisture, perfect for those with dry skin. It works by removing dead skin cells from the top layer of the skin, which helps promote the growth of new skin.
Keratosis Pilaris in the Winter
In addition to your skincare routine changing during the winter, it’s also important that if you have keratosis pilaris, you take extra care of it during the colder months. Although keratosis pilaris is not considered a seasonal condition, it does tend to get worse during the winter because of the dry and cold weather changes that accompany winter.
Knowing this, it’s best to prepare yourself for the winter months and use our Keratosis Pilaris bundle which includes the KP body wash and KP body lotion. An ultra-lathering, sulfate-free body wash and the deeply exfoliating body lotion made with glycolic and salicylic acids to exfoliate and clear your skin. Great for reducing symptoms of Keratosis Pilaris (KP), body acne, uneven skin tone & texture, & dull skin.
The most important thing to remember is to increase hydration.
With the change in seasons, you may start to notice a change in your skin as well. As long as you continue to increase the hydration in your skin by using the products mentioned, your skin will make it through this winter with no problem!