Even people with oily skin may have to deal with dryness during winter, especially if they spend much time outdoors. When temperatures plunge and winter winds whip up, skin -- and its ability to retain moisture -- takes a beating.
During the winter months, the air is less humid than during other times of the year. In this way, the world is literally sucking the moisture out of your skin. Stopping that is no easy feat.
However, there are steps you can take to maintain healthy skin in the winter:
- Stay hydrated. Give your skin its own chance to replace moisture lost to evaporation.
- Avoid being out in the elements when possible. When outside, protect your face, hands and any other exposed skin from the cold weather.
- Gently wash and moisturize your face once a day, and remoisturize later in the day. Look for an oil-based moisturizer that helps your skin seal in its existing moisture.
These simple steps will help give your skin relief until spring rolls back around.