With all the cold, drying winds outside and dry, stagnant air inside, winter is particularly hard on our skin, from our hands to our heads. Keeping a nightly routine that addresses these issues will be helpful in keeping your skin healthy. It’s important that you address your current needs. Your summer routine simply won’t do. You will need stronger moisturizers and gentler cleansing to make it through.
This is my current night-time routine:
1. Wash with a natural, gentle soap mixed with herbs and essential oils.
2. Tone with rose hydrosol
3. Scrub my hands with a sugar/salt and oil scrub
4. Moisturize both my hands and face with an oil/essential oil serum
This seems to be doing the trick for now, and hopefully will get me through the winter. The important thing is to be flexible enough to change it up or even ramp it up when you have to. The weather here in the Northwest can change in a few hours. The colder and drier it gets the more care my skin needs. Routines, particularly at night, will make all the difference.