Common Winter Skincare Faux Pas

Navigating the winter months can be challenging for your skin, and it's essential to be mindful of some common mistakes that might compromise your skin's health. One common misconception is that you can skimp on sunscreen during the colder seasons. However, harmful UV rays are present year-round, and they can still cause damage to your skin. Consider using a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 and more than 5% of zinc oxide daily, such as Colorescience® Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Face Shield Glow SPF 50 (1.8 oz, $45), even on cloudy days.

Another pitfall is forgetting to exfoliate. In the winter, dead skin cells can accumulate, leading to a dull complexion. Regular exfoliation helps remove these cells, allowing the skin to absorb skincare products more effectively. Look for gentle exfoliants like Revision® Brightening Facial Wash (6.7 oz, $40), or consult our skincare experts to find the right product for your skin type.

Hydration is vital during winter, both internally and externally. Lack of humidity in the air can strip your skin of moisture. Invest in a rich, nourishing moisturizer to combat dryness. epionce® Intensive Nourishing Cream (1.7 oz, $120) is an excellent moisturizer for most skin types during the winter months! For an added boost, consider incorporating hydrating serums into your routine. These products provide intense moisture and can help repair your skin's natural barrier. SkinMedica® HA5® Rejuvenating Hydrator (2 oz, $184) is a great option to incorporate into your skincare routine because it has 5 types of hyaluronic acid that deliver immediate and long term benefits.

While hot showers may be tempting in the cold weather, they can contribute to dryness. Opt for lukewarm water to prevent stripping your skin of its natural oils. Following up with a fragrance-free moisturizer for the body, such as Avène XeraCalm A.D Lipid Replenishing Cream (13.5 fl oz, $49), can help lock in hydration. Additionally, consider adding a humidifier to your home to introduce moisture into the air.

Finally, remember your lips! The delicate skin on your lips is prone to drying and cracking in the winter. Try to avoid matte lipstick and lipgloss during the winter months. Keep them soft and supple with a nourishing lip balm. Avène Cold Cream Lip Balm (0.1 oz, $18) immediately hydrates, nourishes, and relieves lips upon application. It calms and soothes irritation while relieving dry, cracked lips.

You can maintain a hydrated and fresh complexion throughout the colder months by avoiding these common winter skincare mistakes. Please visit us at skinfo® so we can enhance your winter skincare routine.

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