Keep your face feeling fresh for winter
By Naomi Ambrose, Staff Writer
Looking for a good facial moisturizer for winter is like trying to find a small earring in a snowstorm.
The cold air in winter has a lower humidity, so dry skin is a problem that afflicts many of us. Finding the right facial moisturizer to handle these chilly months is no simple task when there are so many options out there. If that type of search excites you, then enjoy your facial moisturizer scavenger hunt. However, if you change your mind about the quest, the guidelines outlined below may help you to find a good winter facial moisturizer.
Moisturizer with a mix of oil
Using a facial moisturizer that contains oil will surely be needed when you become exposed to the cold and unpredictable winter weather. When you peruse the store shelves, you see that there’s jojoba oil, olive oil, argan oil, coconut oil, and olive oil. You then ask yourself, “What type of oil should I choose?”
I’d say the answer depends on the type of facial moisture you seek. For example, if you’re looking for prolonged moisture, olive oil might be the best option. However, if you are looking for a solution for more mature skin, something containing the far more potent argan oil might be preferable. Those seeking to cater to sensitive or acne-prone skin will find that moisturizers with jojoba oil or aloe vera essential oil will be less likely to irritate or cause break-outs.
I’ll guess that you probably wouldn’t deliberately look for a face cream with chemically enhanced ingredients. If that guess is correct, then you might want to go natural!
Wintery facial products that have at least 50 to 60 percent natural ingredients often include natural extracts of coconut or palm kernels. With that percentage in mind, you will be on your way to let your face enjoy the benefits of natural, untainted facial products. This, in turn, means purer ingredients that are less likely to interfere with or complicate your skin issues.
Now that your face is ready for winter, it’s time to step into the cold, dry, snowy weather—with glowing, supple skin!