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8 Tips to Prevent Dry Skin in the Winter

Metaphorically, December reigns as the season of warmth. With all the endearing traditions that it entails, there’s no way that your heart won’t feel that magical Christmas glow. 

On the other hand, December is also the season of cold, literally. 

As the seasons change, so does our skin. So, it’s time to adapt your winter skin care routine and evolve in order to maintain your glow. No more guesswork; protect your skin from dryness and itching with these top winter skincare tips! 

The Signs of Dry Skin in the Winter

Your skin deserves a different type of TLC when the harsh winter weather comes snowing down on you. If you’re looking for a sign (or several signs) of dry skin in the winter, these are the factors that will likely impact your complexion: 

  • Cracks
  • Irritation 
  • Redness
  • Flakiness 
  • Itchiness 
  • Stinging/burning 
  • Rough texture

Dry skin, also medically referred to as xerosis, can vary in severity and manifest in different ways depending on the affected area. Keep in mind that it’s always a good idea to consult your doctor in case you experience any drastic symptoms. 

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Harmony MedSpa’s Winter Skincare Tips

1. Switch Up Your Bath Soap

Your trusted bath soap may work to keep your skin clean and moisturized during the summer, spring, and fall, but come wintertime, it’s a completely different story. 

Sure, soap is meant to cleanse your skin of impurities and bacteria, but when their cleaning agents are too strong, they tend to strip your skin of its natural oils. Make your winter shower experiences milder on your dermis by opting for soaps formulated with more gentle ingredients. Think baby soap!  

2. Moisturize After Your Shower or Bath

When the weather outside is frightful, your skin is bound to lose its natural oils when it comes in contact with water. So don’t forget to replace that moisture once you hop out of the shower. 

Moisturizers that effectively shield your skin from dryness in the winter include the following: 

This lightweight hydrating lotion is packed with healthy antioxidants, powerful peptides, and other mild ingredients that are free of dyes, parabens, phthalates, sulphates, and artificial fragrances. Another huge perk that comes with AlumierMD products is that they are also animal cruelty-free. 

Boost the hydration of your dermis with this delicate serum that fortifies the skin’s natural hydrolipid barrier with niacinamide and hyaluronate.  

Aside from maintaining moisture and strengthening the skin, the Ultimate Boost Serum works as the perfect anti-aging agent that you can use under moisturizer. 

3. Use Sunscreen

What you heard is true—the UV rays emitted by the sun can still harm your skin when it’s cold and cloudy. You may not always see the sunlight during the cold season, but trust us, it’s always there, reflecting off the bright snow right onto your complexion. 

To that effect, you should always slather on some Clear Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 42 before you step out into the winter snow. 

This skincare product by AlumierMD is quick-drying, non-comedogenic, and lightweight. Driven by the power of titanium dioxide, zinc, and niacinamide, it creates a barrier that soothes, hydrates, and relieves the dermis from redness. 

4. Use Skin-Calming Agents

Dryness can cause flare-ups on your skin, but when you soothe it with AlumierMD’s SensiCalm, your complexion will be relieved from redness and impurities. 

This wonderful skin-soothing formula is infused with vitamin E, aloe, niacinamide, and sunflower seed oil for healthier and calmer skin during the snowy days of the year.

5. Use a Humidifier

When it’s cold outside, the heat is cranked up inside. Your toes may feel warm and toasty, but that cozy temperature can suck the moisture out of the air, giving you dry winter skin as a result. 

Add moisture back into the air with a high-quality humidifier that helps alleviate skin dryness and prevents the spread of airborne viruses.

6. Make Your Laundry Winter-Proof

If you are prone to severely dry skin in the winter, you may want to consider winter-proofing everything that comes into contact with your skin—including your laundry! 

Go shopping for detergents that are formulated without any fragrances or dyes, as these tend to cause itching.

7. Use Hand Sanitizer Infused With Moisturizer

Regular hand sanitizer contains alcohol, and it can put your hands at risk of drying out to the point of cracking. This doesn’t mean that you should forego this hygiene essential when you’re on the go, but it does mean that you need to find an alternative with milder ingredients that protect and nourish your skin at the same time. 

8. Bath with Lukewarm Water

This one is a bit of a challenge, because who wouldn’t want to stand under a stream of hot water after nearly freezing their ears off outside? Nevertheless, be strong and use lukewarm water to maintain your skin’s natural moisture levels. 

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Put These Winter Skincare Tips to Good Use 

You’ll surely have yourself a merry little Christmas when your skin looks and feels healthy! All these tips, along with AlumierMD’s skincare products are everything you need to prevent dry skin in the winter and enhance your natural beauty. 

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