Even if you like cooler temperatures more than the humid and sticky highs of summer, your skin might not share the same preference. As dermatologist Dr. Janet Prystowsky explains, “Cold weather causes the ambient humidity to drop, which leads to moisture evaporating from our skin into the dry air. Aside from being uncomfortable and itchy, dry skin can leave you susceptible to infection (from scratching). It can also make your complexion look dull and zap your natural glow.”
But that’s not all. Thanks to shifting climate, the ongoing battle against indoor heat and harsh winter winds, this season has a knack for drying out…well, everything. From your hair and skin to your lips and eyes, upping your body’s moisture levels becomes of utmost importance—regardless of your skin or hair type.
Here is a guide to protect, heal and seal in crucial moisture from head to toe all throughout winter.