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December 29, 2022 0 Comments
Winter brings cold and dry air, and with it, also dry skin and increased dryness which can actually be the cause of oily skin in winter.
We all have amazing tricks for dry, flaky skin during the cold months. But what we regularly forget is that breakouts and other skin problems are caused by fluctuating and sometimes contradictory climate change.
Dry skin can mean an overproduction of sebum and oils. Not to mention that we constantly go from the cold outside to the heat of the interior of our homes or offices.
Regardless of skin type, winter is the season when most of us need to adjust our skincare routines. Don’t worry! Stopping the impact of winter doesn’t have to clog your pores or make your skin feel greasy. Not if you know what kind of products to use and follow some simple tips to modify your current skincare routine.
How does winter weather affect your skin?
The sebaceous glands produce oil regardless of your skin type or what season of the year it is. Ideally, the glands produce enough oil to lubricate the skin, keeping it flexible and resistant to pathogenic microbes. However, many people's faces have sebaceous glands that are too active or underactive, resulting in oily or dry skin, respectively.
When the temperature drops and cold winds whistle, that dry cold air and low humidity can cause a disaster for our skin! This combination of cold and dry outdoors and hot indoors is too much, even for people with oily skin. As a result, your oily or mixed skin may start to look and feel dry, sensitive, red, dehydrated, and uncomfortable.
We can’t control the weather, and turning off the heating indoors is not an option. To keep your skin comforted and hydrated, you can easily add specific products to your skincare routine to improve hydration and thus trick your skin into thinking that spring is in the air!
Why can dry skin become oily?
As we told you before, environmental causes and the shock of temperatures inside/outside your home are some of the most important factors that cause concern in your skin.
The skin may become more oily as a mechanism to compensate for excess dryness. The skin will compensate for excess sebum or oil production to hydrate. This is a great survival tactic, but it can be a problem when that oil/fat production leaves us looking shiny and not in a flattering way.
On the other hand, if your skin is dry, it will often feel tight and have a more diffuse whitish peeling throughout the face. In oily skin, this will concentrate around sebaceous areas, such as the T zone, and the pores in these areas may be visibly larger.
How to deal with oily winter skin?
The best way to manage oily winter skin is with gentle cleansing and proper moisturizer. Cleaning twice a day with a soap-free cleanser will remove dirt and excess oil, which will help prevent breakouts and that undesirable feeling of oily skin.
Hydration will keep your skin hydrated, and if your skin is hydrated, then your sebaceous glands don’t have to work overtime. No matter your skin type, if you experience oil during spring, summer, fall, or winter, you can get better results using a light moisturizing lotion. These water-based formulas replenish hydration without moisture-blocking compounds and can trap excess fat under the skin.
How to adapt your skincare routine for the winter?
Regardless of the season, if you have a combination of oily skin, avoid products that make the skin feel coated and oily, a mixture that can cause clogged pores and bumps. To prevent this from happening during the winter, forget the typical recommendation to switch to denser facial cleansers and moisturizers: Your skin will not be happy if you follow these incorrect tips!
The combined handling of oily skin during the cold and dry winter months does not mean loading on heavy products; instead, you need to place several lightweight products that provide softening and replenishing ingredients without making the skin feel heavy or greasy.
Here we will show you how to easily adapt your usual routine for winter, keeping the combination of oily skin balanced:
-Morning and afternoon, wash your face with a mild water-soluble cleanser.
-In the morning and evening, apply a tonic to replenish skin nutrients (no need to rinse).
-Once or twice a week, use a BHA scrub without rinsing.
-In the morning and evening, apply a hyaluronic acid booster on dry areas, even around the eyes.
-In the morning and evening, use an ultra-light concentrated antioxidant serum on dry areas, even around the eyes.
-During the day, apply your moisturizer or base with sunscreen, and at night, a gel on dry areas, even around the eyes.
If you are looking for a good soap that moisturizes the skin without unbalancing its natural balance, we recommend Majestic Bliss Soaps. There is a great variety of products that adapt to the needs of each skin type. You can see them all at MajesticBlissSoaps.
Remember, the care we give to our skin in winter will have an impact on a better complexion in summer and, above all, will prevent premature aging.
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