*I’m partnering with Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant to bring you some helpful winter skincare tips!
It’s smack dab in the middle of winter, and although I love the cool weather (think layering and scarves!), it doesn’t always love my skin.
Winter in Idaho is dry and typically very cold, leaving my skin parched and sometimes irritated. I’ve gathered my favorite tips to bring you a winter skincare survival guide with the help of Dove Dermatologist Dr. Alicia Barba who definitely knows her stuff!
Winter Skincare Survival Guide
It’s no wonder our skin feels the effects of winter—the severe change from hot and humid to cold and dry can leave your skin in a tailspin. Right now is the perfect time to repair your skin from summer’s damage (days spent lying poolside) and prep it for cold weather.
1. Tone back on exfoliation.
Exfoliation sloughs off dead skin cells which can be a good thing, but over-exfoliating in the cold winter months can actually strip your skin of its essential oils, leading to breakouts and dehydration. Don’t worry so much about exfoliation and instead focus on moisturizing.
2. Moisturize all over.
It’s easy to moisturize during the summer months when shorts and tanks are in season. But during the winter, our bodies are so covered up all the time that we often neglect to moisturize. I know I’ve been guilty of it. Personally, I’ve started making it a point to moisturize all over when I get out of the shower or bath. That way my skin gets some much-needed TLC and will be healthy and happy come spring.
3. Underarm love.
I know we don’t usually think about the underarms when talking about skincare, but that super-sensitive area is really important! Underarm skin is an area that shouldn’t be overlooked and it needs a product that both protects and hydrates. I’ve been using Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant for years because I love what it does for my skin.
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4. Yep, sunscreen even in winter.
Like good students, we all know that sunscreen is an important part of any summer skincare regimen, but according to Dove Dermatologist, Dr. Alicia Barba, sunscreen is a must for all seasons. She recommends switching to a moisturizing sunscreen during the winter, something a bit richer than your summer product. Even when bundled up, sunscreen is a must for your face!
5. Bedtime is the best time to hydrate.
My bedtime routine is super important to me. I learned years ago that my best skin comes when I cleanse my face and moisturize before bed every night. Dr. Barba says that bedtime is the best time to hydrate your skin, and if you really want to decrease collagen breakdown, you should follow these three bedtime steps: 1) Wash your face, 2) Apply a retinol, and 3) Moisturize.
Do you see a common theme? Consistent and mindful moisturizing can make a huge difference in your skin health all year long, but especially during the winter. And don’t forget to take care of your underarms. I seriously love Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant; it’s nice and feminine and still protects all day long. Love you guys! Thanks for stopping by!
*A huge thanks to Dove Advanced Care for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.