Beauty is only skin deep
How to fight off the winter skin blues
My friend often jokes that an apt name for the Houston Texans would have been the Houston Humidity, with the tagline "It's stifling!"
Yes, Houstonians spend 10 months every year fighting to keep our mugs shine-free. So it comes as no surprise that when the temperature drops and all of a sudden our skin is dryer than an Amish wedding, we haven't the foggiest idea of how to keep our faces looking fresh.
So CultureMap called in an expert for advice on how to cure our winter skin woes. Clyde Johnson, Kiehl's Since 1851's director of education, gave us three basic tips to make it through 'til spring.
- First, make sure that you use an appropriate cleanser for your skin type, particularly one that includes hydrating ingredients that won’t strip your skin of its natural oils. Look for cleansers that use ingredients such as squalane and apricot kernel oil to moisturize and condition the skin.
- Wash your face with warm — not hot — water at the sink, not while you’re in the shower. The pressure and the heat from the shower can dry your skin out.
- Immediately apply your facial moisturizer after cleansing the skin, while the skin is still damp, to lock in moisture. Check out moisturizers that deeply hydrate skin for the full day.