It’s no secret that our skin suffers during the wintertime: Between the blustery winds and the cooler temperatures, it can quickly become dull and dry.
The good news? If you determine the right products and techniques for your skin, you can fight back and come out with glowing, moisturized skin all season long. Check out these six skin-saving tips:
1. Drink Water
We hear it all the time, but start drinking water constantly throughout the day. Water instantly hydrates the skin and gives your face a glow that it doesn’t have when you’re dehydrated.
And though everyone loves indulging in a hot cup of coffee in the wintertime, try to avoid caffeine overload for the sake of your skin.
2. Apply Moisturizer and Sunscreen
Our skin needs both moisturizer and sunscreen in the wintertime, especially if you’re in a climate with snow. Winter sun and snow glare can be extremely damaging to the skin, so treat your skin as if you were at the beach. And if you’re outside for a long time, don’t forget to reapply to exposed skin.
Tip: For an all-in-one moisturizer and sunscreen, try Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30.
3. Get a Humidifier
If you don’t have one already, now is the time to buy. Central heat and space heaters blast dry, hot air all day and night. Humidifiers create more moisture in the air, which will help prevent your skin from drying out.
4. Avoid Harsh Cleansers
If your skin is super dry, your cleanser may be the culprit. Opt for a cream cleanser, like Olay Regenerist Luminous Brightening Cream Cleanser, or a foaming cleanser instead. And try to avoid using astringents and alcohol-based toners, especially if you have sensitive skin.
5. Don’t Forget the Eyes
If you’re bundled up all season long, your eyes are bound to get some extra attention! To make sure they’re looking their best, try using Olay Eyes Ultimate Eye Cream. It helps fight different types of tired-eye symptoms, including wrinkles, dark circles and puffy eyes, in an instant. To save money on Olay and other great brands, print or download your coupons here!
6. See a Dermatologist
If creamier cleansers and staying hydrated just aren’t helping, you may need to see a dermatologist to find a skincare routine that is right for your skin.