Winter can be a sort of catch-22 for skin. The air outdoors is harsh and cold, sucking moisture from your complexion, while indoor heaters can dry out skin further. Fortunately, there are ways that you can protect your skin against the elements this time of year. Here's how to winterproof your skin, from head to toe:
1. Fortify your skin with antioxidants
Antioxidants are key to healthy skin that's moisturized, smooth and supple, especially during the winter. The ELEMIS Skin Bliss Capsules contain a unique antioxidant complex that counteracts the damaging effects of pollution and environmental stress on skin. Formulated with Moringa Oil, the capsules are also ultra-moisturizing to help protect your skin's outer barrier to keep moisture in, even in harsh winter weather. Apply the capsules at night throughout the winter to strengthen your complexion's seasonal defenses.
2. Moisturize more often
Ramp up moisturization in the winter to help your skin look supple and radiant. For your complexion, use the ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Marine Cream Ultra Rich, which is clinically proven to keep skin moisturized for up for 24 hours. For your body, use the ELEMIS Skin Nourishing Body Cream, which is packed with vitamin E for silky-soft skin all over. Prevent painful cracks and dryness in your hands with the Bliss High Intensity Hand Cream, and soothe snowboot-sore feet with the ELEMIS Treat Your Feet Foot Cream, which is formulated with shea butter and jojoba oil.
3. Adjust your routines
It's tempting to take long, hot showers during the winter, but the high temperature can dry out skin even more. Opt for a cooler temperature and curl up in a fluffy bathrobe after your shower, instead. Consider buying a humidifier for your home, too, as it can help replenish moisture lost due to indoor heaters.
And whenever you head outside, be sure to don a hat, scarf and mittens or gloves to provide an extra layer of protection for your skin against the elements.
One habit that shouldn't change during the winter, however, its SPF use - always make sure you apply it before going outside, even on cloudy or snowy days!