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Alumier Skin Experts / January 10, 2017

How to switch up your skincare for winter

With Canada’s incredibly cold winters, it can be hard to keep your skin from getting red, dry, flaky and tight. While you don’t need to completely overhaul your skincare routine, a few simple changes can make all the difference in protecting and hydrating the skin from the harsh, frigid winds.

Add a hydrating serum

You bundle up before going outside in winter, so why not add an extra layer to your face? A hydrating serum like AlumierMD’s Ultimate Boost is an easy way to inject some moisture into your skincare routine without too much effort. Hydrating serums work as a booster to your existing skincare, adding an extra barrier against the cold. As an added bonus, the Ultimate Boost serum works with anti-aging ingredients to add power to your punch.

Use a hydrating moisturizer
For oilier and acne-prone skin, this might seem counterintuitive, but if the skin isn’t properly hydrated, then it won’t be able to repair itself. Plus, when the skin is dehydrated or dry, it will compensate by producing extra oil, which can lead to more pimples. Not what you need! Consult a skincare professional to help you make the right choice.

Use a creamier cleanser

The skin is more prone to irritation and dryness during the colder months. A gentler cleanser will help retain moisture in the skin. Rather than stripping skin of precious natural oils, cream cleansers will hydrate the skin while cleansing. AlumierMD has two great cream cleansers–HydraBoost and SensiCalm, which are both formulated to leave skin feeling fresh, soft and supple.

Buy a humidifier
While this might not seem automatically linked to your skin, it is! Heating can sap the air of moisture, which will affect your hair and your skin. Humidifiers can work wonders–keep one running in your bedroom at night to help prevent and soothe itchy, dry or cracked skin. Suffer from frequent colds in the winter? Your sinuses will thank you too–humidifiers keep sinuses hydrated and prevent congestion.

Protect your skin
Before going outside, apply moisturizer to protect the skin’s barrier, a nice, thick lip balm, and don’t forget to apply sunscreen! It might not be hot or sunny, but the sun is still there. Applying sunscreen year-round is your best protection against aging. With the right skincare routine, you can protect your skin from any polar vortex.

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