My friend and reader Liz left this comment on yesterday's post:
"My winter skin is absolutely parched and cracking. I desperately need an addition to my routine to add moisture back in. My trusted Shiseido isn't working well at present."Sounds familiar?
Winter skin is frustrating, uncomfortable, and generally not pretty. No matter if we spend a lot of time in the freezing and dry outdoors or in arid overheated rooms, the result is the same. So how do you battle it?
I haven't changed my skincare routine much, but for the last few winters I've been relying more heavily on Dr. Jart+ Sleep Mask, but I use it twice a day without rinsing. In the morning it's the last step after moisturizer (or sometimes just before. I can't say I'm keeping the order very religiously), and it makes a visible difference. In general, I think that masks are the answer, and if you can find 5-10 minutes at night to do an Asian paper mask (either pre-made or a DIY), things can improve dramatically. But no-rinse masks like Dr. Jart or the various ones from Sisley are even easier and completely fuss-free.
Do you have more tips and advice on dealing with winter skin? Please share with us!
Snow Queen illustration by Artuš Scheiner for Andersen's Fairy Tales, 1934.