Winter is approaching fast. And nothing challenges our skincare routine more than the harsh and dry weather of winter. Sometimes no matter how hard we try we can’t seem to shake off dry, dull, and flaky-looking skin in this season. And this is why we often need to take preparations weeks ahead of time. And that is exactly what we are going to talk about in this article. So, here are some steps you have to adhere to in your skincare routine to prepare your skin for this winter.

Choose a Different Cleanser: Some cleansers have the tendency to dry up your skin over time. For the lack of humidity, the skin will dry out naturally anyway. So, for winter opt for a cleanser with higher moisturizing properties or an oil-based cleanser.

Exfoliate Regularly: The collection of rough and dry dead skin over our face and body will also come into view with the rough and dry winter weather. This will not just clog our pores and cause breakouts but also prevent skincare products to do their jobs properly. Exfoliating your face up to 3 times a week and body once a week should suffice.

Amp Up Your Moisturizing Game: Even if you were into moisturizing from before, You still need to go beyond that during the winter. Instead of a lotion, go heavier, go for creams and oils. Leaning towards moisturizing serums is not a bad idea either.

Don’t Forget About Your Lips: If you think your lips are chappy even in summer, then you don’t want to know what winter would do to them. Use a sugar scrub on them every other night as a nighttime routine and always keep a Vaseline on hand wherever you go.

Don’t Forget Your SPF: Although the weather seems less sunny during winter, still that does not mean we are safe from the harmful rays. If you have to spend a lot of time outdoors then wear an SPF of 30 or higher.

Limit Your Long Hot Showers: Long hot showers feel amazing on your skin during winter, We know. But these strip the natural moisture off of your skin leaving them dry and dull. so, it makes more sense to limit your hot showers to once or twice a week and use luke warm water the rest of the time.

Heaters Are a No-No: Same as hot showers, heaters do not have a great affect on ones’ skin. In winter the weather is already very dry enough and adding a heater in the equation will only create a drier environment for your skin. Use a humidifier Instead.

Fall and winter can be very harsh on ones’ skin, no matter the skin type. And this is exactly why wee need to come up with a full proof skincare routine for winter. However you can never be too carful with skin. So, If you feel too overwelmed by the process than feel free to consult with a good dermatologist to help with that.