Just like OROGOLD never stops reminding you to wear sunscreen in summer, we feel the need to continually stress the dangers that cold, dry air poses to your skin in winter. It isn’t just the fact that it could dry your skin out. Most of us deal with that happening occasionally and it is an annoyance for a little while, but then it stops. The problem is that dry skin in winter is hard to come back from because it is the environment itself that is causing the problem. If you fall behind, then you could end up fighting stubborn and potentially painful dry skin all winter. This also means the potential for lasting damage since you could end up never quite catching up to the dryness until spring. Many people use acid-based cleansers most of the time and this can contribute to the problem. As a result, we’ve put together an alternate list of cleansers for you to consider trying to avoid drying out your skin.
You’ll probably want to avoid these if you have oily skin, but others may get a lot of use out of oil-based cleansers this winter. These cleansers sidestep the problem of acid-based cleansers by using skin friendly oils that don’t so much strip away your skin’s natural oils as they do help break up and clean away build up. Many of these are drawn from plant bases. It gives them a healthy natural origin that likely includes a number of nutrients all on its own that are capable of fortifying your skin at the same time they are cleaning it. We recommend looking for oil-based cleansers that are meant for dry skin. These will include extra moisturizing ingredients as well and will help keep your skin both moist and clean throughout the winter.
People with oily skin should consider looking into foaming cleansers during the winter. Many of these utilize familiar ingredients, but tend to be less potent and kinder on the skin. The foaming agent helps distribute the ingredients in a more diffuse way that helps skip over some problems gel-like acid-based cleansers cause during the winter. OROGOLD does suggest that anyone with oily or acne prone skin make sure to look for a foaming cleanser specifically formulated to help deal with their skin type though. A standard foaming cleanser probably won’t be enough for your skin unless you do this. It isn’t due to ineffectiveness, but simply because these products are gentler by their nature. People with sensitive skin might also wish to consider this option as well as foaming cleansers require very little force to apply or remove in addition to being relatively easy to use for spot treatment.
Those with dry skin know the particular troubles most people face in winter. Unfortunately, their problems only get worse at the same time that other people gain an understanding of what it means to have chronically dry skin. You should probably consider using a rich, cream cleanser during the winter months. Cream products possess more moisture than other options by their definition. The exact ingredient in the product will vary, but you will also want to focus on finding one that moisturizes to help deal with the extra load your skin care routine must deal with throughout the winter. Just be careful with the cleansing ingredients in any product you use. Strictly avoid acid or alcohol-based cleansers even if they’re creams. You don’t want to give the weather any extra help with hurting your skin.
No one needs to give up on cleaning their skin to avoid dry skin during winter. Selecting the right cleanser can even help support keeping your skin properly moisturized and healthy. OROGOLD’s suggestions are by no means your only options, but offer general categories for you to consider. If none of these seem right for you, talk to your dermatologist or esthetician about cleansing options best suited for your skin this winter.