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Dried out skin can happen any time of year, but it is definitely more common in the cold, dry winter months… Freezing temperatures, punishing winds, and lowered humidity levels will leave your skin extremely dried out, flakey and itchy. Even premium moisturizers can’t assist your skin if you using them properly.

If you try the tips below you should be able achieve correctly moisturized skin all winter long.


Folks cultivate dry skin for a variation of reasons in the winter months spurned on by aging, bathing in hot water, using harsher cleansers and just plain unsuitable weather.

MATURING As we get older our skin naturally produces less amounts of oil, resulting in our skin becoming more susceptible to dryness.

SUPER-HOT WATER Taking baths and showers using hot temperatures for an extended period of time will wash away the skin’s natural oils.

HARSH CLEANSERS Bathing with harsher formulations of soap will also remove your skin’s natural barrier resulting in skin feeling tighter, drier, and more sensitive.

CRAPPY WEATHER Contact with punishing climates and humidity conditions also dries out your skin.


Adhere to these tricks to condition your face’s and body’s skin properly during the winter months…

USE A DIFFERENT FACIAL CLEANING PRODUCT For nourished skin, contemplate swapping out for a facial cleansing cream during the fall and winter. Cleaning creams assist in quenching dried, thirsty skin much more efficiently than normal facial cleansers will.

USE A GREAT TONER PRODUCT Toners work to help preserve your skin’s normal oil barrier by injecting a more desired level of hydration. They also allow the addition of moisturizers or serums and help them to absorb more deeply into the skin.

USE A SERUM If your skin is noticeably dry even after using a facial moisturizer, you could also consider combining a serum into your skincare regimen... Serums infiltrate more deeply into the layers of skin than do moisturizers. They result in skin appearing and feeling immediately hydrated and restored. Serum must always be applied ahead of moisturizers and all you need is a small drop for your whole face.

CHANGE YOUR MOISTURIZER It is suggested that you change to an extra hydrating facial conditioner. A denser more hydrating moisturizer, helps to combat winter skincare disorders more successfully. Spread moisturizer on the fingers or palms for a few seconds to warm it ahead of the application. This aids in its absorption rate and works for the skin more efficiently.

MASKS THAT HYDRATE Everybody’s skin will benefit from using a hydrating mask a couple/few times per week in order to replenish the skin’s natural levels of hydration and helps repair daily destruction exposure to the sun, wind, and smoke.

EXFOLIATE, EXFOLIATE, EXFOLIATE Everybody ought to be exfoliating the skin on the face and body at least a couple/few times each week, even in the winter... Exfoliating aids in hydrating and maintaining the pH levels of every type of skin. Be sure to primarily use a natural, plant or fruit-based exfoliant, however please avoid apricot and walnut-based scrubs as these will rip and injure delicate skin.


Swapping out for a creamy cleanser will allow you to gently clean the skin, without leaving it dried out. The goal here is to maintain a healthy pH balance without harsh chemicals and through natural anti-microbial ingredients. Try adding the cleanser to your hands and fingers. Stay away from luffa’s as your hands wash just as well as anything, but don’t strip away your skin’s moisture like luffa’s do.

CONDITION YOUR SKIN PROPERLY A great moisturizer is essential in the winter, duh. However, keep in mind to always apply moisturizer at no more than two minutes after a bath or shower. You may also want to switch to a cream-based moisturizer if your normal moisturizing product is leaving you with drier, itchier winter skin. Creams are a much heavier than lotions, which allows them to defend better than moisturizers will in the winter.

Now that you understand how to appropriately moisturize your skin, you can correctly defend against any conditions wintertime tosses your way.


About the Author: Thai Morrison, superstar esthetician and founder of her very own day spa & skin care collection, understands that ideal skin is seldom attained with a “universal approach.” Thai’s 20 years as a luminary esthetician and as one Dallas’s favorite skin care professionals, has generated a “real life” answer — products & services that are geared towards each of the different, individual skin types so you get precisely what is needed to look and feel your best.

About the Products: At Kanvas Skincare, we desire for our customers to be well-educated before enjoying any of our products. We hope your results will be enhanced once you know what to anticipate, have more realistic standards and objectives, as well as recognize what we are fixated on doing for you. If there are any other questions or concerns you may be having, please contact us at

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