Winter is the best time for staying in, watching Netflix, and catching up on sleep, but it is not the best time for your complexion. Cold temperatures and dry indoor heat can wreak havoc on even the most resilient skin. Fortunately for us, dehydrated skin is completely preventable with the right know-how. Keep reading for our winter skin care tips to keep your complexion glow-y and luminous all season long.

Our Top Winter Skin Care Tips

1.    Swap Out Your Moisturizer

Lower temperatures mean lower humidity levels, and all that dry air can zap the moisture right out of your skin. Hence, your usual moisturizer might not do enough to keep your skin hydrated in the winter.

Swap it out for a richer formula like 3LAB M Cream. M Cream uses stem cell technology to deeply hydrate skin like no other moisturizer can. Plus, it provides antioxidant protection to delay signs of aging caused by stress and pollution.

2.    Adjust the Thermostat

It’s tempting to crank the heat to tropical temperatures in the winter, but using more indoor heating will only further dry out your skin. Setting the thermostat at 68 degrees should keep you warm without harming your skin. Your skin (and your wallet) will thank you!

3.    Invest in a Humidifier

Another way to counteract winter’s drying effects on skin is to use a humidifier. This is especially beneficial at night, when skin’s repairing functions are in full swing.

4.    Say Goodbye to Hot Baths

Long, hot baths and showers feel amazing, but hot water strips the skin of its natural moisturizing oils. Translation? Hot water dries out skin.

Instead, opt for quick, lukewarm showers using a gentle cleanser. To further lock in moisture, apply moisturizer to skin while it’s still damp.

5.    Protect Your Pout

When planning your winter skincare routine, don’t forget your lips! Nobody likes having chapped, flaky lips. It’s easier to prevent chapped lips than to treat them, so start wearing lip balm daily and reapply frequently.

You can also DIY a sugar lip scrub at home (just combine sugar and coconut oil) to exfoliate flakes and dead skin from the lips.

Following these winter skin care tips will ensure that your skin stays hydrated and healthy all winter long. How do you change your skin care routine for winter?