When winter comes around, there’s no denying that our skin suffers. As our bodies naturally begin to produce less oil, our complexions become imbalanced and unstable. Plus, trekking around outside and weathering the frigid temperatures and wind chills can contribute to dull and dehydrated skin.
The worst part? Hanging out indoors can be just as bad—if not, worse. That’s right, you have nowhere to hide. The super-dry, heated spaces that we sleep, work, and function in all day and night also contribute our winter woes. Dry air means less humidity, which means our skin is losing even more moisture than usual, and some chronic skin conditions can get extreme in the form of rashes, eczema, and rosacea.
What all this means is that our poor skin is constantly under attack. However, while we can’t stop winter from coming, a little preventative care can go a long way in terms of keeping our complexions nice and healthy.
With the impending doom of winter weather on the horizon, we turned to three experts who know exactly what to do to prepare our skin the worst. We asked Joanna Vargas, celebrity facialist and founder of Joanna Vargas Salon and Skincare Collection; Dr. Sejal Shah, dermatologist and contributor to RealSelf; and Cortney Herrera, founder and creator of natural skin-care line, Wildcare, to share their tips on prepping our skin for the first sign of snowfall, so we have more time to worry about the rest of winter’s inconveniences, like finding the perfect pair of snow boots, and less about our skin woes.
Click through the gallery below to find out what they had to say.