Harsh winter weather can wreak havoc on your skin. So what’s really going on when that winter weather hits? Well, freezing temperatures and icy wind, long and hot showers, or the dry air from indoor heat can strip away natural hydrators and leave your skin’s moisture barrier damaged. A weak or damaged moisture barrier can’t maintain moisture in the skin, leaving your skin looking and feeling dull, rough, and itchy. A healthy moisture barrier, on the other hand, works as a shield to keep irritants out and help retain moisture, keeping skin soft, healthy and hydrated.
So how do you escape the woes of dry, winter skin? Here are five ways to protect your moisture barrier and keep your skin looking and feeling its best from the first freeze to the great spring thaw.