How to Remedy Dry, Flaky Skin This Winter
Don’t let winter weather wreak havoc on your skin. If you’ve noticed an influx of irritating blemishes and flaky skin with the colder temperatures, you’ve been experiencing one of winter’s most unwelcome gifts. With the perfect storm of conditions, the coolest months are primetime for ultra-dry skin, explains Alisha Plotner, MD, an assistant professor of dermatology at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. “Low humidity from the cold, dry air, as well as central heat can cause skin to lose its moisture,” she explains. “The wind and cold can also directly irritate the skin.” Eek. If you’re having trouble appropriately hydrating your skin or controlling a flaky complexion, here’s a full 360 on how to strengthen your moisturizing routine.
Layer your moisture Engelman suggests building out your winter skincare regimen with multiple products to get full hydration and overall healthier skin. “Applying different layers of products
provides multiple barriers,” she says.
“…Universal Serum by NuGene is the last layer she recommends, a product Engelman calls a “light, moisturizing product improves discoloration, fine lines and wrinkles.”